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An Award Winning Phippen Show

This years Phippen Museum Art Show was an award winning success! For the first time, I was juried in to show acrylics alongside my oils. This was my 8th show and I always enter my favorite piece for judging. Thanks to the judges, this year my acrylic painting “Autumn Glow” won 3rd place! The weekend went well, although the windy …

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Upcoming Phippen Show in Downtown Prescott May 25-27, 2019

The 45th Annual Western Show and Sale will take place May 25-27, 2019 at the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott, AZ. This show is open to all and is a wonderful display showcasing the best fine art show of the year for Prescott. For the first time ever, I will be showing acrylic paintings along with oils for my 7th …

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Spring Poppies near Bartlett Lake, AZ

A wet winter in the desert equals a chance for spring blooms. We ventured down to Bartlett Lake early March to take in this year’s “super bloom.” Just a couple weeks prior, this area saw a foot of snow and now Bartlett Lake was filling up quickly from snow melt in the mountain country. The drive from Scottsdale to Bartlett …

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New Oak Creek Oil Paintings

Oak Creek Canyon just north of Sedona, AZ is a special place for me. I remember going there with friends to cool off on hot summer days. Later, I came to enjoy the unique landscape for it’s clear reflective waters and the lush vegetation in this amazing red rock country. Last summer, we camped a couple days at the Cave …

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Spring Runoff at Granite Basin Lake

A wet winter in the Prescott area really created a show! As snow melted and the creeks began to run, the reservoirs overflowed. Granite Basin Lake was no exception as this small lake filled to the brim and began a cascade of water over the dam. Using a tripod and doing some timed exposures allowed for some fun captures of …

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Aspen Creek – a Glorious Array of Autum Colors

Something about our Autumn in Arizona this year is making for an exciting season. Perhaps, our wet summer rains (the monsoons) assisted in this or perhaps this extended pleasant weather has kept the leaves hanging on. Whatever the reason, I was ready to get a dose of gold. It is late October when we recently took a short jaunt from …

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Prescott Area Studio tour is October 5-7, 2018

It’s that time of year again for the Prescott Area Studio Tour! I will set up studio in the same space as last year, an airy space on 6th Street near downtown Prescott with plenty of parking. My actual studio is part of my garage and parking is limited. Luckily, this amazing space will be my studio for the weekend …

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Upcoming 44th Annual Phippen Museum Art Show, May 26-28, 2018

I will once again be part of the juried 44th Annual Phippen Museum Art Show and Sale over Memorial Day Weekend May 26, 27, and 28 at the downtown Prescott courthouse plaza. Welcome down to my booth #80 where a bunch of new oil paintings will be shown for the first time. Also, you won’t want to miss the Quick …

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Hiking the Hermit Trail to Granite Rapids at The Grand Canyon

We began our Grand Canyon adventure on the Hermit Trail to Granite Rapids bright and early, however, it was a cloudy morning (not so bright at all). The weather was chilly and perfect for hitting the trail. With packs loaded for our three day trip, we began the descent on the variable Hermit Trail. Hermit Trail offers a gateway to …

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Fall Colors at Aspen Corner

Autumn came quick enough this year and we felt the crunch to head up to Flagstaff to catch some fall colors before it was too late. We weren’t disappointed. We sought out the popular Aspen Corner on the road up to Arizona Snowbowl because it would be more kid friendly for our 1 and 3 year olds. Skyler, the 3 …