Landscapes

Acrylic, pastel, and charcoal renderings of places I have lived and travelled, from plein air sketches to polished pointillism. 

During my time in Mérida, Mexico, I spent as much time as possible exploring the Mayan ruins around Yucatán.  I made it a point to visit ones that are less visited by tourists, ones that I got to by bus, convis, tricitaxis, hitchhiking, and walking.  These 8×10 acrylic paintings were done on site at the locations of Izamal, Uxmal, Aké, Dzibilchaltún, Xcambo, and Mayapán.  The two impressionistic-pointillistic paintings of el Monumento de la Patria and la Catedra were done as commissions for Centre College’s Office of Global Citizenship.

During my time as an Artist-in-Residence at the Horlock House in Navasota, TX, I committed myself to going running almost every day.  There are certain scenes that I’ve become so familiar with, such as the slanted early morning light in Victoria Park at 7:30 a.m., or the vibrant sunrise and sunsets from the overpass of TX-6. Most of these landscapes were done plein air, on site.