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The Far Edge of Summer
acrylic on canvas
30x40 inches
2022
Begin Again
oil on canvas
36x48 inches
private collection
acrylic on canvas
30x40 inches
Keep on Living Anyway
acrylic on canvas
30x20 inches
In the Soft Shadows
acrylic on canvas
30x20 inches
Lichen and Lenticels
oil on canvas
30x20 inches
Before the Snow
acrylic on canvas
36x72 inches
Endless
acrylic on canvas
24x30 inches
Quiet Revolution
acrylic on canvas
36x18 inches
Under the Trees
acrylic on canvas
24x30 inches
Deep Summer
acrylic on canvas
32x40 inches
A Sun-Filled Memory
oil on canvas
48x36 inches
The Shortest Day
acrylic on canvas
30x20 inches
Nothing, Forever
oil on canvas
30x40 inches
Forest Floor
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 Inches
Munchberry
oil on canvas
30x40 inches
Midsummer
oil on canvas
30x40 inches
Lichen on Spruce
oil on canvas
40x30 inches
At the Edge of the Road
oil on Canvas
20x16 inches
Winter Solstice
oil on canvas
36x24 inches
First Snow
oil on canvas
30x40 inches
Fruiting Bodies
oil on canvas
30x40 inches
On the Verge
oil on canvas
24x30 inches
The Exquisite Diminishing
oil on canvas
36x48 inhes
Another Possibility
oil on canvas
30x40 inches

When I first came to Alaska from the east coast, more than a decade ago, I was immediately struck by the summer vegetation. I knew I would love the mountains and expansive sky, but I did not expect to be so taken with the underbrush and every tree I met. I continue to find inspiration in the small and quiet elements of the northern forest, particularly the details that exist up close and underfoot.

I work in both oil and acrylic, often having one or more of each going at a time. I love the buttery texture of oils and the easy clean-up of acrylics. I value the slow-drying time of oils, and equally value the quick-drying time of acrylics--both serve a purpose in my practice.