Trees are essential to our world.

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  • It begins.

    August 30, 2019 by

    Trees have always been a source of wonder for me. Pausing, looking up and absorbing the unique beauty of each has been an integral part of my journey as an artist. Within the last year, several sources of influence have changed my sense of purpose. Reading Richard Powers’ The Overstory affected me deeply. The book… Read more

  • The American Chestnut: Fallen Titan

    November 2, 2020 by

    Did you know that the American Chestnut used to comprise up to 25% of some our eastern hardwood forests? The range of these extraordinary trees stretched from Maine to Georgia and west to Illinois. In 1904, disaster struck, in the form of a fungal blight, now know as Cryphonectria parasitica, or chestnut blight. It was… Read more

  • Virginia Round Leaf Birch

    August 29, 2020 by

    (Betula Uber) After 7 months of work during the pandemic, which has felt like years, I have finally completed my Virginia Round Leaf Birch painting! Just the act of setting up my palette and removing the conditioner from my brushes is usually sufficient to gather my focus and get to work. Unfortunately, that has not… Read more

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