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I've visited a dear friend twice in Alaska, and had a different dear friend share images from his time there. A glorious state.
Colorado is pretty fantastic. Whether I'm hiking and camping, visiting friends, or learning the staging part of Up With People, I bring my camera. There's a painting around every corner!
I attended Principia College in Illinois as a Studio Art major and worked on campus for a number of years after graduating. The view from the bluffs overlooking the expanse of Missouri was regularly breathtaking.
I took a workshop in Maine from Duncan Martin, the art professor who introduced me to gouache. We spent days in Stonington, Deer Isle and Isle au Haut.
Maryland. It's where I was born, where I "grew up" and where I continue to call home. I'm connected to the earth here. Sometimes I'm late for work because I'm taking photos of the fields or clouds or shadows.
Michigan enticed me with it's beautiful coastline and incredible sunsets; I also have family and friends there. All great reasons to return each summer.
I've never been and I'd love to visit!
I went to Vermont in 2007 to begin learning the art of bookbinding from Susan Bonthron and to take a sustainability class at Shelburne Farms.
Nimrod Hall, regardless of its funny name, is an amazing place in Virginia where artists go to submerge themselves in the doing of art. I've returned for a blessed week in June for 9 years... I even get to teach there! Best job ever!
The dramatic coastline and amazing rainforest of the Olympic National Forest are remarkable. Once upon a time, I spent a week out there, feeling very small!
I spent less than 24 hours at a magnificent farm in West Virginia and was overwhelmed with the beauty. I've finally begun to paint from the photos I took.
In 2012, I did an acrylic mural at a friend's home on Pence Lake in Wisconsin, so spent a week taking photos around her beautiful place.
Canada's a big place. I've only seen a snippet; from a trip to Nova Scotia (1998?) to a stay on a friend's island in Lake Temagami (2003?). It's pretty magnificent.
I went to Greece in 2006 for a vacation and to take a workshop with Gregory Kondos. These are some of the paintings that have come from photos I took during that trip.
I went to Ireland in 2008 to take a workshop with Walt Bartman, and then with Jeanean Songco Martin in 2012. These are some of the paintings and drawings that have come from photos I took during that trip.
I went to Rwanda in 2001 and 2005 to teach art and photography in the Imbabazi Orphanage. Both trips were eye-opening, breath-taking and affirming. Children are children, pure and simple. The country is a paradise in the long process of recovering from genocide.
I loved Scotland when I visited with my parents and when I traveled there post-graduate with an art group from my college, I took photos I still paint from today.
In 2010 we took a short vacation to Switzerland. We stayed with friends near Lake Geneva and soaked up chocolate, cheese and beauty like sponges.
I paint murals in private homes and public places. Clearly I have an affinity for trees, but I welcome other challenges as well.
It's always great to get "real mail." These are note cards of a few of my paintings. In packs of six, they make great stocking stuffers, thank-yous, or house warming gifts.
Journals are a pleasure to make, especially the paste-paper process.