This collection of images features Colorado inspired landscapes. Most of these images are now in private collections. To view available works, please visit my shop.
As opposed to expressing the vastness and meditative qualities of Bear Lake ("Majestic"), I focused on the quick moment experienced while walking these trails.
This scene is from the Red Rocks Amphitheatre trail. The theme that came to mind for this location was beauty. As humans, we are on a constant search for beauty, but perhaps it's already around us if we stop and look.
"Champagne Powder" is the phrase often used by local skiers to describe the amazing snow found at Steamboat Springs. The collage includes ski icons, local maps and other ski-related elements.
Desire is part of us as humans. A yearning for something new or familiar. Desire can motivate and desire can destroy.
These falls are iconic in Steamboat Springs. Collage includes maps, fishing icons and ephemera collected at Steamboat.
Bobcat ridge contains a variety of wildlife, all going different paces. This piece celebrates the diversity in this small ecosystem and encourages us to appreciate and respect our own diversity.
Harvested fall fields can look bleak, but there is beauty and tranquility in these lands now ready for winter rest.
Aspen trees are one of the largest living organisms. They are connected by a huge system of roots, which is why we only see aspens in groves. A community of small, usually weak trees that together make a stunning display of vibrant color as the season turns.
These open ranch lands in northern CO remind me of cowboys and all things western. Wide open spaces for launching dreams.
The river in Estes Park was filled with fly fishermen earlier in the day, so I was sure to include fishing elements in the collage.
On a hike at Well's Gulch trail, we paused in this spot for a snack break and much needed rest, hence, the title.
I imagine that many a rodeo lover has begun dreaming and imagining their time at the Steamboat Rodeo just as they are hitting this stretch of highway near Walden, Colorado. With just an hour and half to go, let the fun begin. Yeeha!
I loved the quiet partnership of these kayakers on the Poudre River and how it is often mimicked in other relationships in life.
The Garden of the Gods is so incredibly dramatic in the late afternoon light. I imagine supping and strolling with the divine in this warm, lushly lit space. 24" x 24"
The title is a song that was written about Lake Loveland in 1969. The soft colors and forms in this painting speak to the serenity of this lake in the evening after a long day of lake-life-fun as depicted in the collage. 36" x 36"
This iconic barn is found in Steamboat Springs and harkens back to a time when the town was a settlement for ranchers and prospectors with wild ambition and less than golden reputations, as the collage reveals.
I've looked at the idea of "hope" in previous works, but in this painting, I delve into my own source of hope. On top of the collage, I scrolled verses and my prayers.
I asked this question with tongue in cheek as one gazes at a stalled chair lift in the middle of ski season. The colors and atmosphere of this painting beckon one to the slopes, an idea further encouraged by the ski-related collage.
I often paint figures in partnership or comradery because I value the importance of friendship and relationship in doing life. If you are going on a journey, it's more fun with a friend.
Colorado skies are in constant change and this painting captures our moving, morphing atmosphere so well.
There is a purity and simplicity to this light that causes a person to want to follow it into the rocks and explore untold beauty on the other side.
Winter is harsh and sharp, but it is also beautiful...in its own way.
These are some of the majestic mountains in RMNP that just take your breath away. They go on forever, taking a viewer on an upward journey.
I want to sit on that rock and basking in the sun's warmth, relishing the sounds and breezes of Bear Lake.
Where does this wintery path lead? Perhaps to a lodge, a ski lift, more ski slopes...one can never really tell in a white out.