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Studio Spring Cleaning Art Sale & Show at The Frame & I

Mark your calendars! For the first time ever, I will be doing an art sale and show at The Frame & I called “Studio Spring Cleaning”! I will be featuring a selection of new pieces and marking others at 25 to 50 percent off. There is no better time to add to your art collection than during this show, March …

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Recent Oil & Acrylic Paintings

Last Fall was full of colorful trips and I am finally getting to painting the places I visited! I hiked West Fork when fall colors were at their prime, I hiked from Lockett Meadow to Inner Basin in a brilliant glow of golden aspens, and I hiked the Hermit Trail of the Grand Canyon. I think the photographs I took …

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Hiking the Hermit Trail to Hermit Rapids, The Grand Canyon

This trip was much anticipated! A friend asked me to lead a trip in The Grand Canyon and we selected the Hermit Trail to Hermit Rapids. We had six first-time Grand Canyon overnight hikers. My two brothers were the only other two that had backpacked the Grand Canyon before, in fact I brought them for their first hikes when they …

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Colorful Hike at West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon

They call this trail “Call of the Canyon,” you will know why when you go and feel the canyon walls close in as you explore further inside. West Fork is a side canyon of Oak Creek Canyon and has it’s own character, similar to Oak Creek with red rock and a rambling creek, yet different enough to captivate. In the …

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Hunting for Fall Colors at Aspen Creek – Prescott, AZ

This years mild weather prolonged the Fall color season, making me get out to hunt for color again and again. The typical October freezes didn’t happen until later in the month this year. Some years, we go out for hikes and the trees seem to forget to change color; the leaves brown from the freezes and fall off at once. …

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A Successful Studio Tour weekend

The annual Prescott Area Studio Tour was held the first weekend of October 2019. This was my sixth studio tour and much stress went into planning. I decided to set up in the back workshop space of my long-time place of employment at The Frame & I. The woodshop space has a separate entrance that can be propped open for …

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Fall Colors at Lockett Meadow

We can’t miss our annual trip to Lockett Meadow and hike the Inner Basin Trail, well, because this kind of trip first started 14 years ago when I proposed to my then girlfriend and now wife. So, it’s a special time to see the fall colors to remember that special day and to watch our kids revel in the vibrancy …

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Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour October 4-6, 2019

Welcome to the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour to be held October 4-6, 2019. This will be my 6th year participating in this great event. This is a wonderful opportunity to see artists’ in their natural habitat, except for me. I will be setting up a studio for the weekend in downtown Prescott, at 105 S. Granite Street, right behind …

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Plein Air Oil Painting

Painting outdoors, on location, is called painting Plein Air. This is not as easy as it looks. It is lots of fun! Getting outside and painting what you see right in front of you is exhilarating and challenging. The challenge is the weather, the changing light, bugs, and choosing what to paint. In a photograph, we can easily choose to …

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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 …