Travels

These pictures were inspired by my travels or photos from friends and loved ones.

Arkville, NY
Heron Haas & Meredith Martin
Brooklyn, NY
2015 • 20 x 16

San Simeon
Hillary Allen
Santa Barbara, CA
2015 • 30 x 24

Ben's Mountain Lake
2014 • 24 x 8

Carpinteria State Beach
2013 • 24 x 8
Rory & Louissa Donaldson
Denver, CO

Carpinteria State Beach (detail)


Christine's Banff
Christine Smith
Toronto, ONT
2013 • 10 x 8

Picnic Lake in Jewel Basin, MT
2011 • 24 x 12

I like the quick brush strokes and simplicity of this painting of a mountain lake (above). I wish more of my paintings showed such pure artistic energy.

The small canvas (right) was from a photo taken by my son, Neil, on the same hike.

Trail to Jewel Basin
Lynda Lipkin
Chicago, IL
2011 • 10 x 8

Chicago Skyline
2004 • 20 x 16

Boathouse on Lake Kezar, ME
Anne Hall
Philadelphia, PA
2012 • 30 x 24

I knew when I photographed this scene that it would make a great composition for a painting. There’s a lot happening on this canvas!

Red Canoe in Maine
donated to auction for PAVE
(Partnership for Action, Voices for Empowerment)
Tacoma, WA
2010 • 30 x 24

Flathead Calm
Michelle Wolfson
Carlsbad, CA
2011 • 24 x 12

S + G's, Chicago
Private Collection
Chicago, IL
2011 • 14 x 11





My brother-in-law, Ben Hall, took a photograph from a kayak in Cape Flattery on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and I painted this for him.

Cape Flattery
Ben Hall
Seattle, WA
2008 • 18 x 24

When I showed her some of my paintings, my friend, Jenni, asked me to do a picture with her beloved Texas Bluebells, which were new to me. She sent me a photo (see sidebar) that included dead trees, an asphalt highway, and a stagnant-looking pond. From that I came up with this scene.

Texas Bluebells
Jenni Schaefer
Nashville, TN
30 x 24

Kaanapali Beach
John Pacheco & Dave Bronner
San Francisco, CA
2010 • 36 x 18

Sunset over Flathead Lake, MT
John Webster and Francie Droll
Big Fork, MO
2010 • 11 x 14

Santa Monica Palms
Ed Carman
Santa Monica, CA
2011 • 18 X 24

Grizzly Bear
Christine McFarlane
Toronto, Ontario
2008 • 24 x 18

A First Nations woman in Canada is a close friend who appreciates the connection between her heritage and the animal world. I painted this grizzly bear to watch over her and give her strength.

Bison Range
On loan
San Diego County, CA
2006 • 24 x 18
Source credit: Abacus Graphics, Oceanside, CA

A First Nations woman in Canada is a close friend who appreciates the connection between her heritage and the animal world. I painted this grizzly bear to watch over her and give her strength.

Alaska Cruise in Blue
2002 • 20 x 16

My father brought our family on a cruise to Alaska in 2002, and I expected to paint many of the scenes, however Dad experienced a stroke onboard which cut short the trip and left us feeling a bit blue.

Yellow Bay, MT
Michael & Jordonna Dores
Big Fork, MT
1998 • 48 x 24