Devils Bedstead East
Oil on canvas
Devils Bedstead East is the 5th highest peak in the Idaho Pioneer range, at 11,865 feet in height. This view from the southwest, shows the alpenglow moment as it catches the sun at the end of the day.
An expressionistic painter focused on painting the geology of Idaho, I seek to tunnel into the unseen territory of a location’s soul to find the hidden qualities that mark the story of my subject. My notion of a soul’s portrait revealing itself lies in my childhood experiences exploring fields and hills, riding my horse, spending summers in the Sawtooths, adopting stray cats, and playing hide-and-go-seek with my dogs in the cornfields. The fields and mountains of Idaho were my playground. Wherever I go, every subject has a story to be told; I want to awaken those stories in the viewer.