Introducing the Saddlehorn Series

After years of focusing on writing, I am turning back to art.

This new series of acrylics on canvas is based on photographs taken while spending time at the Saddlehorn Formation in the Colorado National Monument.

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As you can see from the example above, these weathered ancient sandstones fracture and shift in exciting ways.

The compositions I create by taking, editing and then reinterpreting the photos speak to my experience with harmony and violence, seemingly conflicting aspects of nature that together comprise its beauty.

I have worked in similar series before. In the 80s I photographed and painted sandstones in Walnut Canyon, Arizona. In the 90s, I did a series of bridges in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. Now I am bringing everything I have learned to this magnificent Western Colorado landmark.