Current News and Events

  • In spring 2017 The Last Iceberg (Iceberg series, Vol. III) will be going to the National Weather Center's Biennale.
  • In May-June of 2017 ten small watercolors from my national park residencies will be on display at University Unitarian Church in Seattle.
  • In November 2016 I again joined 23 other painters in Zion's annual invitational. I participated in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Zion Invitational paint-outs, a great event that benefits the Park's youth outreach and art programs.
  • I was artist-in-residence at Willowtail Springs, Colorado, where I went outside to paint almost every day, as described in this blog post. In fall 2017 I will be part of an exhibit at the Durango Art Center featuring work by artists-in-residence at Willowtail Springs.
  • Heartwood Char, one of the big burned tree portraits, won Best of Show in Columbia City Gallery's annual juried exhibit. I'm pleased the jurors saw its relationship to the theme of water. One of the Iceberg Books (Vol. II)  and Dentritic Rhyolite were also in the show.
  • As shown on my Home page, installing 12 of my burnscape tree portraits at the Museum of Northwest Art's annual Surge festival in September 2016 was an artistic peak experience.
  • Beginning in 2013 and refreshed with new work in March 2015 landscape paintings from my Zion National Park and Kane Ranch residencies are on display at University Hospital in Seattle, WA, in the second floor walkway between the Outpatient Surgery Pavilion and the main Hospital.
  • The Landscape of Fire was part of America's Parks through the Beauty of Art, showing in Missouri, New York and Wisconsin in 2013. Here is one article about it. After this tour ends, it joins Environmental Impact, first in Shreveport, Louisiana and then Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia,  South Carolina, back to New York state, Kansas and the Bay Area of California across in 2014-16. Both exhibits have been curated by David J. Wagner of Milwaukee, WI. The original America's Parks exhibit will have encore showings in a number of museums in 2016. This time Stehekin Sentinel, Knotted, and Glen Canyon Light join them. Stanford's Millenium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere published my essay about the series as "Fire in a Warming World" in April 2016.