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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 …

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Upcoming Studio Tour and New Oil Paintings

Upcoming Prescott Artist Studio Tour is September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016! I will once again be part of the the Prescott Area Studio Tour, featuring new paintings completed over the summer months. The studio tour is put on by Prescott’s own Mountain Artists Guild. You can find out more by following this link: prescottstudiotour.com. I will be at …

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Sunday Picnic at Granite Basin Lake

The natural landscape around Prescott, Arizona is diverse and Granite Mountain is one place that holds it’s own unique qualities. Granite Mountain looks like a sleeping dragon from a distance. However, up close, it looks like a castle of granite boulders strewn in odd angles. Granite Basin Lake is a small man-made lake at the base of Granite Mountain, stocked …

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Hiking in the Indian Heaven Wilderness

Every year, my wife and I head up to Washington for a summer vacation. Last year, I hiked with a friend in the Cascades to Big Heart Lake. After that hike, we decided to make it a tradition to hike again next year. This year, my friend chose something a little closer: the Indian Heaven Wilderness. We accessed the trailhead, …

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Prescott Winter Hike – Deep Snow and Big Views

A winter storm finished it’s work in northern Arizona, blanketing higher elevations with up to two and half feet of snow. I really wanted to go to Flagstaff, but I knew a weekend drive up that way was a recipe for a busy, crowded time on the road. Flagstaff attracts gobs of people from the Phoenix area whenever it snows …

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Winter Snow at Lynx Lake

New Fallen Snow at Lynx Lake – Prescott, AZ Have you ever experienced those winter mornings where everything is pristine? On a whim, my wife suggested a quick trip over to Lynx Lake to check out the winter snow from the day and night before. It was bitterly cold, our car thermometer read 17 degrees. We bundled up ourselves and …