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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ENCAUSTIC MONOPRINTS 2015
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.
NEW PAINTINGS 2014
MUD BAY MORNING oil and wax on panel 18″ x 24″
WINTER SEAS oil on canvas 24″ x 36″
WINTER ICE, BELUGA SLOUGH oil and wax on panel 24″ x 24″
SEAWEED, MUD BAY oil on canvas 36″ x 36″
SEAWEED MASS oil and wax on panel 16″ x 16
ROCKS AND SAND, MUD BAY oil and wax on panel 18″ x 24″
SEAWEED II oil and wax on panel 12″ x 12″
SPRING ICE, BELUGA SLOUGH oil and wax on panel 16″ x 16″
SEAWEED III oil and wax on panel 12″ x 12″
STORM TIDE oil and wax on panel 24″ x 24″
BEACH PARTY oil and wax on panel 16″ x 16″
WINTER BAY oil on canvas 24″ x 36″
WINTER ICE, BELUGA SLOUGH oil on canvas 24″ x 24″
SPRING THAW, BELUGA SLOUGH oil on canvas 24″ x 24″
WINTER TIDE oil and wax on panel 24″ x 24″
MUD BAY ICE oil and pigment on canvas 24″ x 36″
INK AND WAX: NEW WORKS ON PAPER
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.
Inks, wax, rice papers and handmade papers mounted on board
31″w x 21″h
Inks, wax, rice papers and handmade papers
32″w x 21″h
images on this page by Chris Arend Photography
DOWN TO EARTH
The DOWN TO EARTH paintings celebrate a subsistence lifestyle, my love of fish and fishing, and the growing and gathering of food.
BERRY SEASON oil on linen 40″ x 36″
GARDEN PATCH oil on linen 40″ x 36″
CHINOOK oil on linen 40″ x 30″
BURNING BRIGHT oil and cold wax on linen 36″ x 30″
RIPE oil on linen 36″ x 30″
INTO PLEIN AIR
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
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.
20th ANNIVERSARY EXXON-VALDEZ OIL SPILL
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.
Images in these galleries include older work, as I begin to build an archive of my encaustic work.