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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 …

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Upcoming Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour, 2017

We are approaching that time of year when the annual Prescott Area Artists Tour will take place. This year the dates are October 6, 7, and 8 from 10:00 to 4:00 each day. My actual working studio will not be on the tour, however I will be showing my work and doing painting demonstrations at 697 6th Street, Suite 100 …

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Upcoming Phippen Art Show May 27-29, 2017

It’s almost that time of year again for the Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale on the beautiful downtown Prescott square over Memorial Day weekend. This is my fourth year to be part of this prestigious show. This year, about 100 juried artists will have booths at the show. I will be at the same booth as the …

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Summer Sunsets – A Series of Oil Paintings

The sunsets from our new place were amazing this summer! Well, it’s winter now yet the vibrant skies are still etched in my memory. I decided to do a series of small oil paintings based on photos taken from near our house in Prescott Valley. Most of the paintings feature Granite Mountain, a prominent landmark in the Prescott Area and …

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Autumn at Watson Woods, a Prescott Gem

Autumn at Watson Wood The afternoon was warm, the air earthy, and the colors were golden. A family stroll through Watson Woods on a quiet Tuesday afternoon was sure to calm the mind. We enjoyed the golden light filtering through the tall yellow Cottonwood trees and ventured to a quiet pond. We trotted on a red bridge and looked down …

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Brilliant Autumn Colors at Lockett Meadow

Enchanted Walk on the Inner Basin Trail Our annual trek up to Lockett Meadow to see fall colors happens about the first weekend of October. My wife and I first hiked here together exactly eleven years ago, during which we were engaged. Well this year, since I was busy with a studio tour, we made it up on a Monday and allowed for a …