Year 2016 and a new series begun on “The Prairie”. Experiencing the many varied seasons of the prairie, it is fascinating to experience the many grasses and wildflowers that appear and disappear to have new ones take their place. The prairie is dense and poetic in its movement and color.
I am now living most of the year in Minnesota. When I talk about my paintings, it is harder to explain to people here what is “fracking” and what it means to have drilling going on right across the street from you – which happens in Colorado. Different perspectives depending on where you are. I was unfortunate (and fortunate) to be living in Weld County, CO at the start of the oil boom there in early 2005. I began to see oil derricks punctuating the sky, so I had a lot of “up close” views. Especially eerie at night, for the work never stops.