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Sometimes my work veers away from the imagined to tell different kinds of story, a more journalistic approach if you will, exploring our complex relationship with nature; the profound affect it has on us and that we have on it.

One such project began during a residency program in eastern Oregon at Playa, Summer Lake, OR. Over the course of four years it developed into a series of paintings exploring humanity’s deep connection to fire and its impact on the planet.

This project was on display at multiple venues across the state including Portland Community College, Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton and at the Art Center in Corvallis, OR (July 13 – August 21, 2017) and was accompanied by a printed catalog, made possible through a generous grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation.

Witness
oil on canvas
35"w x 50"h
2012
Carbon Capture (Linden Tree #2)
oil on canvas
30" x 60"
2017
A God in the Hearth
oil on canvas
60" x 60"
2017
Six Studies of a Coal Fired Power Plant
oil on paper
12" x 16" each
2022
Boardman Coal Plant study #1
oil on paper
12" x 16"
2015
Forest Road & Wildfire
oil on paper
Center: 30" x 22", left & right: 15" x 22"
2017
Coal Mine - Day
oil on canvas
30" x 60"
2017
City - Night
oil on canvas
30" x 60"
2017
Fire Study #24
oil on canvas
Image area 28" x 8"
2018
8 Studies of Fires and Engines
oil on paper
12" x 16" each
Diptych #1 (Fire and Engine)
oil on paper
12" x 16" each
Diptych #13 (Burn and Chimney)
oil on paper
12" x 16" each
Clearcut Study #1
oil on paper
12" x 16"
2015
Diptych # 5 (Firewood and Coal)
oil on paper
12" x 16" each