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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
High Country Pronghorn 8x10 acrylic
Recently, some friends and I went chukar hunting in the remote high desert mountains of Southeast Oregon. On that trip, we saw big horn sheep, mule deer, wild burros and pronghorn (and a lot of chukar). There were snow flurries that stuck in the higher elevations and, when it snowed on us, it came down sideways in the strong winds stinging our faces. That kind of weather invigorates and inspires me. I couldn't wait to paint this area!!
My passion, which started early in life, is creating paintings of wild animals in their natural habitat. For me the best part of being a professional artist is spending time in the field studying and observing birds and animals. We live in such an amazing world, I just want to soak in as much as possible and share it with others through my paintings.