My plein air work is—whether I have always realized it or not—a spiritual practice of presence, grounding and centering me and allowing me to make space for things to happen rather than to control them through intellect (there is always time for that later). It serves to immerse me into a place, to connect me in a way that links meditative awareness with physical sense memories. The places where I have sat and painted are ones where I can access vivid memories, effectively acting as a time machine and allowing me to re-experience a particular moment. I am not concerned with realism. It is more about the quality of moment and setting, the capturing of details that become pronounced and abstracted. It is about the energy of the experience. Sometimes this work evolves into other place-based art, but it's not a means to an end. It exists for the sake of itself and is a critical part of my practice, unapologetically. 
ARKANSAS

"Morning Light Through the Trees, Hot Springs, Arkansas" 2021 | stick watercolor on paper | 10" x 7"

"Intertwined Trees, Hot Springs, Arkansas" 2021 | stick watercolor on paper | 10" x 7"

"Foggy Morning in the Valley, Hot Springs, Arkansas" 2021 | stick watercolor on paper | 10" x 7"

"Falling Leaf, Hot Springs, Arkansas" 2021 | stick watercolor on paper | 10" x 7"

HAWAII

"Diamondhead, Oahu, Hawaii" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 11.75" x 6"

"Spitting Cave, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 11.75" x 6"

"Waipi'o Valley, The Big Island, Hawaii" 2018 | watercolor on paper | 16" x 12"

"Kahili Ginger, The Big Island, Hawaii" 2018 | watercolor on paper | 16" x 12"

"Waterfalls at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hilo, The Big Island, Hawaii" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 7" x 11"

MAINE

"Otter Point Sunset 1, Acadia National Park" 2017 | pastel on paper | 10" x 7"

"Otter Point Sunset 2, Acadia National Park" 2017 | pastel on paper | 12" x 9"

MASSACHUSETTS

"Boston Rooftop (North View)" 2017 | pastel on paper | 10" x 7"

"Boston Rooftop (West View)" 2017 | pastel on paper | 10" x 7"

"Boston Rooftop (South View)" 2017 | pastel on paper | 10" x 7"

NEW HAMPSHIRE

"Waxing Gibbous Moon Through New Hampshire Trees" 2017 | pastel on paper| 10" x 7"

NEW MEXICO

"White Sands Sunset" 2016 | stick watercolor on paper | 8" x 5.5"

NEW YORK

"Bed-Stuy View" 2017 | pastel on paper | 7" x 10"

OREGON

"Wizard Island 1, Crater Lake National Park" 2017 | stick watercolor on paper | 8" x 5.5"

"Wizard Island 2, Crater Lake National Park" 2017 | stick watercolor on paper | 10" x 7"

TEXAS

"Hobby-Eberly Telescope, McDonald Observatory" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 11.75" x 6"

"Madera Canyon, Big Bend Ranch State Park" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 11.75" x 6"

"Chisos Sunset from La Posada Milagro, Terlingua, Texas" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 11.75" x 6"

"Mule Ears, Big Bend National Park" 2018 | stick watercolor on paper | 11.75" x 6"

"The Boot, Big Bend National Park" 2020 | ink on paper | 7" x 5"

"Elephant Tusk from the South Rim, Big Bend National Park" 2020 | ink on paper | 7" x 5"

"Hangar at Mueller Lake Park, Austin, TX" 2018 | watercolor on paper | 10.75" x 7"

"Sculptures at Mueller Lake Park, Austin, TX" 2018 | watercolor on paper | 10.75" x 7"

WASHINGTON

"Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park" 2017 | stick watercolor on paper | 8" x 5.5"

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