Clear Spring Shore, Acadia National Park

Clear Spring Shore

Silk painting, 8 x 10 inches, Donation to Schoodic Institute of Acadia National Park

One of a series of silk paintings donated to the Schoodic Institute to fund scholarships for middle school students attending the SEA program of Acadia National Park

Chacotay's Tattoo, Heal the Earth

Chacotays Tattoo

Silk painting (tiled), 31 x 17 inches, $1,600

Chacotay is one of the characters in "Star Trek Voyager". He wears a tattoo on his forehead that symbolizes "heal the earth". The shadows at Grand Canyon reminded me of his message. The tiling is meant to balance the brilliance of the colors and add contemporary and graphic elements to the work.

Being Birch

Being Birch

Silk painting, 8 x 10 inches, Private collection

The trail to Pyramid Point overlook in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore leads through a grove of birch trees. Here is a dark and intimate place, a place ripe for the imagination. This tree appeared to be inhabited by the wisdom of the forest.

Stillness Landing

Stillness Landing

Silk painting, Triptych 26 x 20 inches, $1,400

One early spring evening during an artist residency sponsored by Legacy Land Conservancy in SE Michigan, I sat on a log watching waves of waterfowl landing. The Canada Geese were last in, the stillness descended, the sun set, and then there was night.

Smokey Sister

Smokey Sister

Silk painting, Triptych 52 x 24 inches, Private collection

"Smokey Sister" is a composite of two images: one of Smokey Mountain ridges and one of the South Sister volcano in Oregon (Courtesy of Mike Putnam Photography).

Sunset, Desert View

Sunset Desert View

Silk dye and thread painting, 22 x 36 inches, Private collection

Sunset colors glow all the way down to the Colorado river from this Desert View overlook, Grand Canyon National Park.

Mineral Colored Rock Fall

Mineral Colored Rock Fall

Silk Painting,  20 x 15 inches,  Private Collection

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore features multicolored sandstone cliffs. Stunning colors occur when groundwater containing dissolved minerals trickles down and recolors the rock face.