Monday, December 10, 2012

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance —WinterArtist
Friday, December 14th 6pm until 9pm
Featured artist will be Joy Keown
Help protect Wyoming’s wildlife Framed artwork will be for sale and 50% of proceeds will
go to BCA
BCA office downtown Laramie, 412 S 2nd Wine and cheese will be served featuringlive music.
All proceeds will benefit BCA’s works to protect wildlife and wild places.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This watercolor painting "Catnap" was done from a photo that I took during our 2009 visit to the Serengeti in Tanzania.  I will be showing several Africa paintings as well as landscapes, western and wildlife paintings at the Two Shot Goose Hunt Art show this Friday and Saturday at the Rendezvous Center in Torrington.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"Grizzly Sow and Cub"  one of the watercolor paintings for my December 14th show at the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance here in Laramie.  These bears were seen in Denali National Park this spring.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Artists whose work was selected for the Arts in the Parks 75th anniversary calendar and exhibit at the State Museum were honored at a reception Friday evening.  I was happy to have my painting "Autumn Leaves at Glendo"  selected for this exhibit.  You can see the painting on my website at

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Saw these mule deer twins near the Audubon Center in Casper.  The painting is entitled "Muleys" and will be part of my December 14th show with the BCA here in Laramie.

This watercolor painting "Pronghorn Buck" will be part of my December show at the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance here in Laramie.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My watercolor painting of the horned toad entitled "Desert Microcosm" was one of the finalists for the 2012 Wyoming Game and Fish conservation stamp art contest and was displayed at the Berry Center for Conservation and Natural Resources on the University of Wyoming campus.  My painting is the one at the lower left with the yellow cactus blossoms.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This painting "Field of Dreams" will be part of my solo show at the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance here in Laramie in mid-December.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This watercolor painting of a moose will be part of my mid-December show at the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance here in Laramie.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This watercolor painting "Autumn Leaves at Glendo" has been selected for the Wyoming Arts for Parks exhibition at the Wyoming State Museum in November and December.  The painting has also been chosen to be one of the images for the commemorative calendar that will be produced in conjunction with the Wyoming State Parks 75th Anniversary.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This watercolor portrait "Homespun"  received "Best Wyoming Artist" at the 2012 Wyoming Watercolor Society national show.  The painting was done from reference photos of a little old lady that I photographed at the marketplace in Pisac, Peru last April.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rising From the Plains

I am honored to have my watercolor painting "Rising From the Plains" selected for a purchase award at the 2012 Wyoming Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition.  Eight paintings were selected from seventy works by 54 artists.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Glacier Bay

Spent the entire day (June 10th) in the Crow's Nest of the Volendam in Glacier Bay.  We saw Lamplugh and Margerie Glaciers and witnessed calving at Margerie as icebergs broke off into Glacier Bay.  The weather was cold, foggy and rainy, as the NPS interpreter said, "glacier making weather".  There were black-legged kittiwakes and tufted puffins nesting on the cliff to the south of Margerie Glacier.  Every time calving took place, the birds headed for the ocean where the iceberg stirred up marine life.  It was interesting to see the glacial till in the waters of the bay, with the appearance of mocha latte.  From Glacier Bay we headed south through Icy Strait and the Inside Passage to Vancouver.  Along the way we spotted dolphins and whales spouting (probably humpback).  Some folks were fortunate enough to see the Orcas as well.  Hope we brought the rainy weather to southeastern Wyoming and Northern Colorado to put out the wildfires.  A visitor asked a youngster in Ketchikan "How long has it been raining?"  The youngster replied "I don't know, I'm only five."  That said, although it was often cold and rainy, we had nice weather much of the time and enjoyed the whole experience immensely.  I was able to do several watercolor sketches while on the Volendam, and have brought home some wonderful photo references to paint from.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Whitehorse and Skagway

Visited a game preserve near Whitehorse where they rehabilitate animals that have been injured.  Enjoyed seeing woods bison, lynx, arctic fox, caribou, and muskoxen.  After lunch at the Chocolate Claim, toured the MacBride History Museum and then took a walking tour around the city.  Had dinner at the Rib and Salmon Bake and then went to Frantic Follies.  Early morning ride to meet the White Pass Railway train to Skagway.  Beautiful scenic ride, and saw parts of the Chilkoot Trail and Dead Horse Canyon.  Morning hike to Dewey Lake, lots of wildflowers and birds along the way, and a great view of Skagway.  We board the Volendam this morning and tomorrow will see Glacier Bay on our way down the Inside Passage to Vancouver.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Enjoyed the views on the Top of the World highway and saw a caribou just before we crossed the border into Canada.  We loved the little town of Dawson with its streets "paved in gold" , the boardwalks, and the historical buildings.  Visited the Robert Service cabin, the Jack London museum, and Diamond Tooth Gertie's show.  Today we traveled from Dawson to Whitehorse, over four hundred kilometers.  Saw a black bear and also a red fox along the way, and had a great guide who shared the gold rush history with us.  Beautiful scenic views along the way. Spending the night in  Whitehorse, most of the population found in the Yukon Territory live here, more than 30,000 people.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Denali National Park

Rode the McKinley Express to Denali National Park and saw lots of wildlife along the way.  Took the Tundra Excursion in Denali and saw grizzly bears, Dall sheep, caribou, red fox, moose, porcupine, etc.  The best sighting for me was the Long-tailed Jaeger.  Took a hike on the Taiga Trail to Horseshoe Lake.  Arrived in Fairbanks and was warm for the first time since we began our journey.  Took a riverboat ride on the Chena River and visited a mock Athabascan fish camp where native interpreters gave presentations.  Photographed a beautiful young Inuipac woman in the sunshine ruff parka, and got permission to paint her-a painting for sure. Most of the day on the Alaska Highway to Tok where we spent the night.  Today we will stop in Chicken, Alaska (they couldn't spell "ptarmigan") and then cross the Yukon River by ferry into Canada.  Tonight we will be in Dawson City.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kenai Peninsula

Back to Anchorage from a week on the Kenai Peninsula.  We stayed near Anchor Point at a cabin overlooking the Cook Inlet with a 280 degree view of the ocean.  Bald eagles are more common than crows here, and they flew by our window many times.  We enjoyed two days of salmon/halibut fishing with a guide.  Missed the salmon run, guess it is late this year, but caught our limit of halibut both days and also some cod.  My arms are sore from reeling in the halibut-Duane caught one that was 47 inches long, about 50 pounds.  This morning we took a birding tour from Homer Spit, and saw quite a few different species, including some that were new to me.  We also saw a raft of sea otters that had tied themselves into the kelp to remain in place while they slept.  Some of the otter had young as well.  One of the most interesting sights was a raft of Common Mures and Kittiwakes on a "Fish Ball".  It was amazing to watch all those birds diving for fish, flying overhead, and making so much commotion.  Saw Tufted Puffins, Common Eider, Harlequin Ducks, Marbled Murrelet, Surfbird, Black-Legged Kittiwake, Glaucous-Winged Gull, Common Loon, etc.  Had lunch in Homer at the Two Sister's Bakery, excellent clam chowder.  Drove back to Anchorage in the afternoon.  Stopped once more at the Kenai/Russian River landing, and found the Dall Sheep on the slopes, but still were unable to spot a Mountain Goat.  Have seen so many moose we have lost track.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ninilchik, Alaska

Yesterday we drove through the Skilak National Wildlife Refuge just off the Sterling Highway near Sterling, AK.  Saw a large moose, lots of lakes and some waterfowl, Common Scoter and Barrow's Goldeneye.  Stayed in Soldatana and walked the riverwalk after dinner-saw Mew Gulls and Bonaparte's Gulls.  This morning we drove to Ninilchik where we visited the old Russian fishing village.  So picturesque and authentic with old buildings and derelict boats, and lots of salmon fishermen in the Ninilchik River-season opened today. Had lunch at the place where Duane stayed when he worked on seismograph crew over fifty years ago.  They are still renting the little log cabins-probably to fishermen.  We visited the Russian Orthodox Church overlooking the bay and found the name of one of Duane's Russian workmates from those days at the cemetery.  After lunch we found our fishing guide for tomorrow and our cabin on the cliff overlooking the ocean at Anchor Point-fantastic view.  After obtaining our fishing licenses, drove on to Homer and out onto the Homer Spit.  Spent some time there looking at the birds on the dock-decided they were black-legged kittiwakes.  Have seen and photographed the bald eagles today-so majestic.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sterling Highway

Here we are on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  Flew in to Anchorage Wednesday evening, arriving at midnight.  The mountians were spectacular with the midnight sunset.  Drove the old Sterling Highway yesterday and had lunch in Seward, enjoyed seeing the ships in the harbor and the beginning of the Iditarod Trail.  Visited Portage Glacier where the lake is still iced over, and drove out to Exit Glacier, but the road was closed.  Aspen and birch are leafing out, and I love the spindly Sitka Spruce that grows in the boggy places.  Saw a cow moose with twins, and realized that Allen's law is really true-they are so BIG here.  Have seen some new birds already, the Northwestern Crow and Arctic Tern.  Lots of gulls but haven't had time to ID them, I am pretty certain the common one is the Mew Gull.  Haven't had an opportunity to paint or sketch yet, but there is certainly plenty of inspiration here, there are vistas everywhere.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Pear Apples" a little 7 x 5" painting.  Working on watercolor layers to make glowing colors.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This watercolor portrait, "The Wedding Necklace"  received a merchant award at the Artists Association of Northern Colorado show in Fort Collins this week.

Friday, April 20, 2012



This watercolor painting, Canary Springs, was one of three selected by juror Carl McQueary for the Wyoming Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition in Cheyenne, reception June 30, 2012                                   


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My watercolor painting of the horned lizard, "Desert Microcosm" received an honorable mention at the Wyoming Game and Fish conservation stamp art competition.  For more information, go to their webpage at

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Photographed this little old lady at the marketplace in Pisac, Peru.  She had such a delightful smile, and snappy black eyes.  I really enjoyed painting her.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Bison Bull" my first watercolor painting on clayboard, has been selected for the Art for the Cure Preview show at the Nagle Warren Mansion Museum next Thursday, April 12th from 5-8 PM.  Only thirty pieces were chosen for the preview show.

Friday, March 9, 2012

One of my entries for the Cheyenne Depot Museum railroad show, "Wendover Junction".  Wendover is on the North Platte River near Guernsey, and was an early pony express station, a stage stop, a post office, and a train depot. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Canary Springs, Yellowstone-the latest in my landscape series.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Laramie River

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just completed this portrait of a street musician from Santa Fe

Monday, January 16, 2012

Libby Lake, Snowy Range

My latest landscape panorama, done from a photo taken last October.  We drove over the Snowy Range to Saratoga and had lunch at the Wolf Hotel.  Stopped at Libby Lake and photographed the fall colors.  It was a cloudy day, and we drove home in a snowstorm.  They closed the road later that day for the winter.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Camel Rock, Red Buttes
One of three paintings juried into the 2012 Western Spirit Show