PORTFOLIO > THE ART OF ARRANGING SPACE IN NORTHERN LATITUDES

To Bear Witness
Acrylic paint, paper on Canvas
76.5in x 61in
2019
The Art of Arranging Greenland
Acrylic paint, caran d'ache crayons, paper on Canvas
39.5in x 33in
2020
Wild Labrador and Greenland
Acrylic paint, caran d'ache crayons paper on Canvas
39.5in x 33in
2020
Myna
caran d’ache on paper
8in x 11.5in
January 2018
Strong Winds – Strong Bear
Acrylic paint, caran d’ache on paper
8.5in x 11.5in
2018
Inuit Woman Gathering Arctic Cotton
Acrylic paint, caran d’ache on paper
8.5in x 11.5in
2018
Arctic Diversity
Acrylic paint on Canvas
48in x 36in
2019
$3000
Wandering Bear
Acrylic paint on Canvas
24in x 18in
2019
$1500
Blue Bear
Acrylic paint on Paper
12.5in x 10.5in
2018
Space Interrupted
Acrylic paint, paper on Canvas
18' x 24"
2020
Sleeping White Bear
Acrylic paint on Paper
10.5in x 12.5in
2018
Arctic Transit
Acrylic paint on Paper
8.5in x 11.5in
2019
Caribou with Mountain
Acrylic paint on Paper
10.5in x 12.5in
2019
Shaman and Bear
Acrylic paint on Paper
10in x 12.5in
2018
Ancestors
Acrylic paint on Paper
21in x 13in
2019
Polar Bear – Ursus Maritmas
Acrylic paint on Paper
11.5in x 8.5in
2019
Sleeping Blue Bear
Acrylic paint on Paper
11.5in x 8.5in
2019
Polar Bear in Overcoat
Acrylic paint on Canvas
11in x 14in
2019
Arctic in Transit
Acrylic Paint on Unstretched Canvas
33in x 33in
2018
Passing Through
(for Christopher Wilmarth)
Acrylic paint on Canvas
24in x 36in
2019
Worlds of Auroras – Iceland
Acrylic paint on Canvas
36in x 48in
2018
$2400
Two Houses, Two Helens – Iceland
Acrylic paint on Canvas
36in x 48in
2018
$2400
Iceland Reveals Her Auroras
Acrylic paint on Canvas
36in x 48in
2018
$2400
Nights Whites and Colors
Acrylic on Canvas
24in x 36in
2019
$2400
Night Time Adventures
Acrylic paint on Canvas
36in x 48in
2018
$2400
Motion of Stars
Acrylic paint on canvas
36in x 48in
2018
$2000
Motion, Darkness and Light
Acrylic paint on canvas
60" x 48"
2016
$3500
ATLAS | CERN
Acrylic paint on reclaimed Japanese folding screen
70” x 36”
2016
$3500
A Part of the Whole
Acrylic paint, fiberglass on canvas
66" x 84"
2017
$5000
Crossing Bridges
Acrylic paint on Canvas
36in x 48in
2018
$800

I find myself going to places to paint where the wild is still more dominant than human culture. For me, this journey began in 1996 going to the Big Island of Hawaii the southern most island in the United States. Hawaii’s southern latitudes held me for 16 years with a side visit to Kyushu Japan its southern Island.

For the last two years, I traveled north to Iceland, by air, then to the Canadian arctic and into the North West Passage, and Northern Greenland. The Arctic Archipelago is an intricate network of inter-island channels. In 2019, I went to Southern Greenland, and Wild Labrador.

My northern adventures were taken by small ship. With the ship acting as a floating home, I explored by zodiac transport remote waters and lands not accessible except by boat or air.

I floated upon the ocean and ice as a passenger of time not a maker.
The ice cores and glaciers record time past and then melt into the present. Like the ocean and ice, my images expand and recede in and out of spatial realms.

The paintings in this section reflect my experiences in the wild and moved from there into my studio. The 2D space on my canvas, is interrupted and disrupted using shallow relief made by layers of paint and paper to create a 3D space.

Process and paint work together. Space also is built by relationships of paint and paper and image, and placement of these relationships provide orientation.