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
(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
With the aid of science writer and journalist Gabriel Popkin, I was able to locate these magnificent Blue Ash trees on the estate of Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky. Ashland was named for the beautiful trees on its grounds. Kate Heil, the business manager at Ashland, kindly informed me that the trees date to the… Read more
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