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Artist Statement

Canadian born, raised in Utah, introduced to the desert at eight years of age and I have been drawn to it ever since. Drawing and then painting desert landscape has been my primary focus for over 50 years. You do the work, learn, teach, keep painting, maybe win an award of two (or not ), but
you love the work and go on painting. Lately I seek out those views that get overlooked: not the scenic viewpoint of turnout. Though I love the slick-rock and the towering red cliffs, I think I love the multiplicity of greys, siennas, pale ochres, blue-green of Morrison hills, purples and faded umbers of the badlands, even more. They seem to be what I tend to paint these past years. Love of the desert, refuge and contemplation… …and painting. What more explanation do you need?

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