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North of Superior

Rocks and trees dominate this incredible landscape, harsh yet so much warmth and beauty infused into the landscape.

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Approaching the Franklin Bluffs

I spent a good portion of this past summer exploring Alaska by motorcycle, one of the best parts was heading north to Deadhorse on the haulroad, also known as the Dalton Hwy. It’s a 450 mile ride north on gravel and ends at the Arctic Ocean, daylight for 24 hours a day and a cold wind blowing in off the ocean. You know you’re getting close when the Franklin Bluffs appear on the horizon in what is otherwise flat rolling tundra. An amazing expanse of remote wilderness as far as the you can see, just open tundra…hope this captures some of it.
36’x24″ oil on canvas

69 Degrees North, Approaching the Franklin Bluffs

Bodacious, 2nd place, “A Fine Line” BIG Arts Founders Gallery, Sanibel Island

A quick 30 minute pose with nothing but the basics…charcoal. Sometimes simple turns out best.

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Mixed media nudes

I like how watercolour pigments give a gentle wash to nudes however sometimes a crisp edge helps define the shape, these are watercolours with charcoal for definition.

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I spent the summer touring Alaska by motorcycle. This year and last were a tough couple of years for forest fires, thousands of acres burned but much of it was so remote no suppression efforts were made. The year after the fire has been through the burn areas fill with fushia coloured fireweed, it’s a beautiful, colourful landscape . That’s what inspired this 9″x12″ oil on canvas board.

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An Epic Journey

I’ve been a bit negligent with the upkeep of this blog however for good reason, I put my art work on the back burner and devoted the summer to a long sought destination…the Arctic Ocean in Northern Alaska by motorcycle. It was an incredible journey to a unique part of the continent filled with warm people, cool temperatures and thousands of miles of gravel road adventures. I can’t help but think that some essence of Alaska will find it’s way into my paintings, for now here are a few pictures of the trip of my lifetime.

Salmom Glacier, 22 miles of ice winding through the mountains.

Top of the World Highway, spectacular remote views.

Near McCarthey, southeast Alaska, my campsite beside the glacial river.

Top of the Atigun Pass after climbing off the north slope and leaving the tundra behind.<a

Prudhoe Bay, end of the Haul Road north, where the cold winds blow in off the Arctic Ocean and the sun shines at midnight.

Celebrating a trip to the Artic Ocean with a beer in Coldfoot Alaska.

Pukaskwa November SOLD

A small oil capturing the change from fall to winter on the shores of Lake Superior, cold yet beautiful and it’s found a new home on the north shore.


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