I live near the waters of Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska. I paint and draw. I fish and garden. From time to time, I update this website.
You may view my paintings at the Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, and at Blue Holloman Gallery in Anchorage.
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My latest work was recently on display at the Fire Island Bake Shop in Anchorage. I began this work after an early summer trip to McCarthy and Kennecott. I was inspired by the landscape of the Wrangell Mountains, the Copper River Delta, and the Kennecott and Root Glaciers, and by the geology and history of the area.
These small pieces are encaustic monoprints, which I create using pigmented beeswax to paint a composition on a heated aluminum plate. I then press a sheet of paper on the printing plate. The finished prints are adhered to cradled panels. These prints are all small; they vary in size from 6×6″ to 10×10″.
ENTERING / IMMERSION SERIES
MIGRATION / LANDING SERIES
Comments, anyone? Let me know if you saw the slideshow, and if you like the work.
These paintings will be available for purchase in mid November.
I began this work during the autumn equinox, and brought it to light during the following winter.
I chose a limited palette of black and white to reflect a balance of darkness and light.
I painted torn papers with various inks , and coated and fused them with wax medium.
My artistic intention was to recognize the part that darkness plays in our lives, not just in the cycles of nature, but in creativity and spiritual transformation.
images on this page by Chris Arend Photography
The DOWN TO EARTH paintings celebrate a subsistence lifestyle, my love of fish and fishing, and the growing and gathering of food.
I am fascinated by the birds who visit my yard and my garden, especially the scavengers.
The noisy and curious Steller Jays are among the most colorful and bold, so I thought it might be fun to paint them.
These paintings are done in oil and encaustic.
They are 8″ x 8” square on cradled hardboard.
Concerning Climate Change: An Art and Science Collaboration was one of several planned exhibits at the Pratt Museum that asked the community and visitors to respond to environmental change.
Both the Pratt Museum and at Bunnell Street Arts Center commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill with group shows in 2009.
This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the spill.