Paintings 3

The Road So Far

16" x 20", Acrylic on Board

As my family and I were driving away from Burney Falls, California, the clouds broke for the first time that day. I wanted to remember the fun we had exploring northern California and traveling down highways we'd never seen before. 

Greater Lakes

 24" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

This was inspired by a visit to Lake Erie and a book I had read about the Great Lakes. The environmental degradation the lakes face combined with freshwater being treated as another commodity as the climate continues to change is something I find greatly concerning. 

The original has been sold.

Waiting For A Signal

 18" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

A self portrait from when I was mapping a river in northern Indiana.  It was very remote and pristine compared to most places I had worked. The weeks I mapped the area reminded me of my youth spent playing in streams that wound their way through the farmland, woodlots and remnants of wetlands much like that one. The mastodon tooth in the right of the painting was found in a northern Ohio stream bed not far from where I grew up. I needed an excuse to work it into a painting and it seemed like a good fit.

Drawblind of the Field

 18" x 24", Acrylic on Board

In some of the agricultural fields in northern Ohio, the local residents insist that the farmers plant several rows of corn around the field so they don't have to see the migrant laborers harvesting the fields.  This has always bothered me and I felt it was best expressed as a painting. The spindly rows of corn do little more than mark an arbitrary social line between groups.

Underneath Us All

 18" x 36", Acrylic on Board


Most of us don't give much thought to the world beneath our feet. But a century and a half of industry and expansion and the consequential waste that comes along with it make the ground beneath us a place we should all be a little more interested in.

Some Enchanted Evening

 21" x 32", Acrylic on Canvas


This was a large scale study in texture and an illustration of the movement of water.  The turtle, clams and salamander were left as rough, washed-in images.

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