This winter I was commissioned by lovely couple in town to do a large painting of the Mt. Sneffels ridge, here in our San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. When people hear I’m from Colorado they often ask me about the Denver area. The truth is, we are 6 […]
This painting started with a phone call from a man who loves these mountains where we live. He was starting new with some home redecorating out east, and wanted a piece that reminded him of southwest Colorado. I ordered a five-foot canvas and when it arrived, did several sketches and […]
I’m getting ready to do my biggest commission ever, one of Wilson Peak. I’ve painted Wilson many times, and my latest version, “Wilson Fog” is on display at the Telluride Library now. My favorite of all times is just called, “Wilson”, and it lives in New York I believe, with […]
Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much – Helen Keller Yesterday I hung a long awaited collaborative Mountain Art exhibit at the Telluride Library, with my good friend Deidre Krois. Here is a little about the show… Ridgway based mixed media artist Kellie Day and potter […]
The recipe is easy: Stay in your comfort zone. Do what you know how to do, what you’ve always done. Be safe. Pay attention to the details and do them carefully, making sure everything is just right. Voilà! Beautiful painting. Great paintings or great art is not made by staying […]
These days, corporate branding for the outdoor industry needs to be a lot more than the standard fair. It needs to appeal to clients at a heart level. That’s why Danny Giovale, of Kahtoola Inc, approached me to create three paintings for his company branding. Kahtoola founder Giovale not only […]
This painting is a visual, layered journal of the last few months. The most important thing I’m learning is that painting isn’t about forcing beauty to come out – what’s going to emerge on the canvas is going to emerge – what I learned is that painting is about giving […]
Inspired by a ski with a dear friend, we hiked to 13,000′ feet in the San Juan Mountains, over Red Mountain Pass, to find a glimpse of my soul. I had been buried deep in our little valley, in life, in bills, in work, dishes, heartache. To rise above it, […]
Just out of treeline, working so hard, the rush of the altitude, busting up into the free world where you can see forevor and it’s all white. That’s what’s happening here, high on Wilson Peak in Telluride, Colorado. Such a stunning view as you head up the valley, or ski […]
Red Mountains I, II and III from Ironton. The views of these are never ending. The spectacular feeling of emerging up out of the canyon to see them gives me a great sense of expansiveness – the endless possibilities for recreation and beauty in all seasons! I can still feel […]
Skiing on a spectacular sunny day above tree line, on a mountain ridge outside of Silverton, Colorado. It was warm enough to sit and paint, to feel the stillness of the scene – the brilliant blue, the stunning white ridge lines, their perfect curves.
Two weekends ago Michelle and I hiked to the top of Red III at over 13,000 feet to look down on one of my favorite ridge lines in the area – the three Red Mountains. Two of these I have skied extensively, and therefore love. They have fantastic ridges connecting […]
MIXED MEDIA, WATERCOLOR, PASTEL, INK, STAMPS, POEMS, ETC. Red Mountain Pass, Colorado For those of you who live around here, this is a rough painting of Sultan, Bear and Anvil Mtns – some of our favorite skiis. I did the painting first in plein air from a trail on the […]
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE, WATER COLOR, INK AND PASTEL, Telluride, Colorado This piece was inspired by a Cow Skull brought to a Susie Billings Class from her property in southwest Colorado. It is a print made from a rubber block and stamped on rice paper. The aspens are as well.