Warning... this might get personal. For the last year and a half, I have been preparing for an upcoming exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, Montana. As one of the invited men and women to paint the Waterton Glacier International Peace Parks (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), it was a requirement to visit, document, and paint en plein air both Waterton Lakes in Canada, and Glacier National in the U.S.
Several plein air paintings were used as the resource for this composite piece created in the studio. The majority of those paintings were made during pack trips in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. Every August a group of us head up for our annual painting, camping trip.
We recently completed the building of my new studio in rural Charlotte, Tennessee. Unpacking boxes, stacking books, and placing artwork that was created by some of my greatest friends resulted in this still-life, interior motif. The paintings and sculpture seen here