Granite Creek Falls
2016
Oil on panel
15 x 4 inches
Dancing with the Tide
2016
Oil on panel
5 x 3 inches
Dyea Flats I
2016
Oil on panel
4 x 15 inches
Gorge Study 1
2016
Oil on panel
7 x 6 inches
Stones in Taiya Creek
2016
Oil on panel
7 x 6 inches
Skagway Harbor
2017
Oil on panel
9 x 10 inches
Bathhouse
2016
Oil on panel
10 x 7 inches
Dorothy's Birthday
2019
Oil on panel
24 x 10 inches
Dyea Flats IV
2016
Oil on panel
10 x 5 inches
Forest
2018
Oil on panel
7 x 6 inches
Glacier
2018
Oil on panel
6 x 7 inches
High Tide
2016
Oil on panel
10 x 12 inches
Margaret Cabin
2016
Oil on panel
15 x 18 inches

While artist-in-residence at Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists' retreat, the role of alchemist is played cheekily through limiting my palate to earth tone paints in efforts of creating "gold" while painting en plein air in Dyea, a former town and entry area during the Klondike Gold Rush. Each painting was performed on average in a single day completing a total of forty paintings for the six weeks in residence.

May-Sky-Yadaa.at Kalé
2020
Oil on canvas panel
w/ frame: 32 x 46 x 3 inches
June-Land-Glory Hole
2017
Oil on canvas panel
30 x 44 inches
July-Water-Granite Creek Falls
2019
Oil on canvas panel
48 x 30 inches
August-Earth-Mount Juneau
2017
Oil on canvas panel
30 x 48 inches
September-Wood-Ebner Falls
2019
Oil on canvas panel
48 x 30 inches
October-Stone-Gastineau Peak
2019
Oil on canvas panel
30 x 48 inches
Saint Theresa's Shrine
2017
Oil on panel
15 x 4 inches
The Sockeye King and His Doghouse Gillnetter
2017
Oil on panel
18 x 19 inches
Granite Creek Basin
2019
Oil on panel
17 x 23 inches
Amalga Harbor
2019
Oil on panel
16 x 21 inches
Mount Juneau View near Flume Trailhead
2019
Oil on panel
13 x 21 inches

While Artist-in-residence at the Canvas Community Art Studio in Juneau, Alaska, the silence of the wilderness was explored for ten months.  The theme of landscape painting is broken up into its various elements of sky, land, water, earth, wood, and stone in a series of large panels which were hiked up the rugged trails.  Only organic paints were used out of respect of the pristine areas in which I painted.

Ebner Falls
2019
Oil on canvas panel
36 x 32 inches
Last Chance Basin
2019
Oil on panel
30 x 15 inches
Watershed
2019
Oil on canvas panel
25 x 23 inches
Former Small Lake
2019
Oil on canvas panel
21 x 20 inches
Mining Remnant
2019
Oil on canvas
28 x 11 inches
Kawa.ee Led Them Here
2019
Oil on canvas panel
20 x 15 inches
Snow After a Long Drought
2019
Oil on canvas panel
15 x 9 inches
Juneau Dam
2019
Oil on canvas panel
25 x 15 inches
Waters Where Flounders Gather
2019
Oil on canvas panel
21 x 20 inches
Descent
2019
Oil on canvas panel
21 x 20 inches
Final Bend Before the City's Pavement
2019
Oil on canvas
25 x 15 inches
High Noon Estuary by Foodland
2019
Oil on canvas panel
22 x 36 inches

This body of paintings was created using historical and open air painting strategies. I used watercolor studies performed along Gold Creek from its estuary head in downtown Juneau to the first major waterfall. Researching the establishment of Juneau during its hard rock mining days, I continually pondered the lands' response to the incredible social changes and exploitation.