The Tongass National Forest in SE Alaska, loaded with hemlock and cedars, is the inspiration behind these groups of paintings. This series gave me a base from which to construct groups of spatial challenges, textures and mainly color studies that suggest the many shades of natural tones enhanced with the way the light might strike an object within during the hours of sunset and twilight at high latitudes and countless other shocks of hues from fish, birds and flora. It also suggests power and unemotional havoc into which one could stumble. And every fall there is the humbling psycophany of wild salmon and always the miracle of rain enforcing our biophiliac orientation.
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