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Coyote Connections

I have 3 pieces in the group show Coyote Connections at the UNE Gallery in Portland. It’s a great concept, having select artists work with a specific species to raise awareness and hope fully change attitudes. Nice write up in the Portland Press Herald: http://mainetoday.com/maine_art/coyote-connections-exhibition-une-explores-world-coyotes/

The Art of Katahdin book

                              Downeast Books has just published Carl Little’s wonderful book on the history of art at Katahdin, which includes my painting ‘Sleeping Giant‘. It’s a great read with lots of inspired images of my favorite mountain.

the root of the problem…

More sketchbook images.  I find myself drawn (literally) to the root system of trees; the crazy organic shapes and interconnectedness of the way trees attach themselves to the earth.  And the way they decompose, the mosses. lichens and fungi that assist that process. It’s fascinating to think about trees shaping their roots around rocks and […]

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VINS

Here are some recent sketches from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee.  It’s a wonderful place to draw raptors from life, lots of cooperative models.  They are all rehab injured or otherwise un-releasable birds and are well taken care of in this beautiful facility. You’ll notice from the sketches that the resting […]

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Show in Brunswick

My good friend and stalwart painting companion Jake Nicholson and I and having a two man show at Gallery Framing on Pleasant Street in Brunswick, from July 2nd to the 28th.  We’re calling it ‘Onshore Offshore’, most of his paintings are from the Deck of his sailboat while most of mine are from island shores […]

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Wildnotes

I was just informed that 3 of my paintings of Baxter State Park made it into the Wildnotes park info paper they hand out to every visitor through the gates.  Helpful information and some cool visuals!  It’s good feeling when your artwork is used to help foster appreciation for a landscape as amazing as Baxter. […]

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World Turtle Day

In honor of world turtle day I thought I’d post a recent page from my sketchbook. These two eastern painted turtles showed up on our dead end street and got to pose for a few hours before being sent safely on their way. Pretty sure these are the same turtles we’ve seen for several years […]

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Acadia!

I have the great honor to have been chosen as the artist in residence at Acadia National Park this summer.  I will be on the island exploring, hiking, kayaking and painting for the first 2 weeks in July. The residency is based at the Schoodic Institute on Schoodic Point, one of my favorite places to explore.

 

Climbing Katahdin

    In celebration of my 47th birthday this fall I decided to finally make the attempt to summit Mount Katahdin, largest mountain in Maine (5,269′) and northern terminus of the Applalachian trail.  I missed this climb during my residency in the summer of 2010, although I did make it up to Chimney Pond for […]

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