Portfolios – Fine Art

Fine Art Paintings Portfolio

Portfolio of my fine art paintngs, by catagory of subject matter.  Includes description and a story behind the artwork if I have one.  Some paintings have an extensive background.

WHAT I DO: Whether my art intrigues people in a museum, enlivens employees and visitors in a corporation’s lobby, or humbly fosters curiosity in a family’s home, my purpose as a human is to make art that enriches people’s lives no matter where it is seen.

WHY IT MATTERS: I believe that the power of every thought and action we have influences the outcome of our reality. With this in mind, my choice of what I create is very deliberate. My way of doing this is to paint subjects that inspire us to be inquisitive, to exalt us with beauty, and to let us revel at the miraculous. Nature is often my preferred subject because it is the ultimate masterpiece, an endless source of creativity and the ever unfolding mystery, but it not my only source of subject matter. I paint traditional art of amazing and beautiful things. If you are as curious as I am and you want to enrich other people’s lives, as well as yourself, than show my art.

WHERE MY FINE ART EXHIBITS: My fine art exhibits around the world in private and corporate collections, galleries, art museums, and public art competitions. It is in the permanent collections of noted museums such as the Woodsen Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, and many more. In fact, my art has exhibited in over seventy exhibition venues including one person shows, group shows, and juried competitions in museums, arts organizations, and galleries. I have also received many awards for my watercolors and oils.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists.

PUBLICATIONS: American Artist, US Art, and Wildlife Art News.
This portfolio represents a large collection of paintings I’ve created and sold over the years. It does not represent all that I have painted. Many images are not shown due to the amount of work this website took to create or because I didn’t have suitable photographs of the artworks. If time permits, I may one day get every artwork I created added.Most of the artworks shown are a retrospective collection of what I have done. A few paintings are for sale as noted in the thumbnails; however, most are part of my patrons’ private collections, museum collections, or my personal collection.

Shorebird Ensemble

Shorebird Ensemble

Kitten’s Retreat

Kitten’s Retreat

Enchanted Winter Forest

Enchanted Winter Forest

Surf’s Edge Oystercatcher

Surf’s Edge Oystercatcher

Bandon Beach Overlook

Bandon Beach Overlook

Sandpiper and Twisted Kelp

Sandpiper and Twisted Kelp

Storm Revelation

Storm Revelation

Coquille River Lighthouse

Coquille River Lighthouse

Mumford Bar North Fork American River

Mumford Bar North Fork American River

Shasta Valley Sandhill Cranes

Shasta Valley Sandhill Cranes

Illuminated Wolf

Illuminated Wolf

Golden Autumn Hills

Golden Autumn Hills

Wind Torn Weather Worn

Wind Torn Weather Worn

Silently Waiting

Silently Waiting

Spirited Wolf

Spirited Wolf

Swan Song River Poem

Swan Song River Poem

Yellowstone North

Yellowstone North

Native Arts

Native Arts

Spring Splendor

Spring Splendor

Quail Puffs

Quail Puffs

Basking Cougar

Basking Cougar

Gentle Waters Soothe My Soul

Gentle Waters Soothe My Soul

Wizard Island West View

Wizard Island West View

Gathering in the Meadow

Gathering in the Meadow

Roundin’ Up the Friskies

Roundin’ Up the Friskies

The Embrace

The Embrace

Driftwood Gull

Driftwood Gull

Retreat From the Heat

Retreat From the Heat

Vigor and Grace

Vigor and Grace

Grand Canyon Study

Grand Canyon Study

Bandon Beach Monoliths

Bandon Beach Monoliths

Elegant Trio

Elegant Trio

Devoted Flock

Devoted Flock

Harbor Hunks

Harbor Hunks

Mt Bachelor and Elk Lake

Mt Bachelor and Elk Lake

A Gentle Moment

A Gentle Moment

Apple Blossom Delight

Apple Blossom Delight

Autumn Winter Transition

Autumn Winter Transition

Flooded Grasslands

Flooded Grasslands

Golden Summer Buck

Golden Summer Buck

Oh My A Fly

Oh My A Fly

Kimball State Park

Kimball State Park

Mt. Thielson

Mt. Thielson

Horses In the Wild Meadow

Horses In the Wild Meadow

Pa’s Ropin

Pa’s Ropin

Networking

Networking

The Challenger

The Challenger

The Wanderer

The Wanderer

Golden Rollin’ Hills

Golden Rollin’ Hills

Golden Marsh Cranes

Golden Marsh Cranes

Bird Diner

Bird Diner

Vicarious Healer

Vicarious Healer

Zion Big Bend

Zion Big Bend

Autumn Vineyard

Autumn Vineyard

Moving the Cows and Calves

Moving the Cows and Calves

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer

Scouting the Summer Range

Scouting the Summer Range

River and Bear

River and Bear

Seek The Warmth

Seek The Warmth

Season of Gray and Gold

Season of Gray and Gold

Send Me into Sleep

Send Me into Sleep

Bandon Beach Shorebirds

Bandon Beach Shorebirds

Foraging Juncos

Foraging Juncos

Illuminated Snow Goose

Illuminated Snow Goose

Turkey Bachelors

Turkey Bachelors

Shasta River Autumn

Shasta River Autumn

Mist Covered Mountains

Mist Covered Mountains

Low Tide at Bandon Beach

Low Tide at Bandon Beach

Moving the Calves

Moving the Calves

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder

Dog’s Life

Dog’s Life

Mask of Innocence

Mask of Innocence

Barnyard Hunter

Barnyard Hunter

Cacklers In the Corn Patch

Cacklers In the Corn Patch

The Woodlands Called Home

The Woodlands Called Home

Long Billed Curlew

Long Billed Curlew

Preening Trumpeters

Preening Trumpeters

Solitary Egret

Solitary Egret

Death Valley Wash

Death Valley Wash

Bryce Canyon Study

Bryce Canyon Study

China Cove

China Cove

Ranch Gang

Ranch Gang

Royal Gorge

Royal Gorge

Shasta O Branding

Shasta O Branding

Shasta Valley Hummocks and Horses

Shasta Valley Hummocks and Horses

Walk in Fields of Gold

Walk in Fields of Gold

Where Wolves Run Free

Where Wolves Run Free

Dauntless and Dignified

Dauntless and Dignified

Dove Mates

Dove Mates

Wading Sandhill Cranes

Wading Sandhill Cranes

Emigrant Lake Study

Emigrant Lake Study

When the Geese Come Home

When the Geese Come Home

Where the Wind Sighs

Where the Wind Sighs

Mt. McLaughlin Reflections

Mt. McLaughlin Reflections

Harriman Mountain East

Harriman Mountain East

Curious Horse

Curious Horse

Season of Colors

Season of Colors

Ready for the Next Calf

Ready for the Next Calf

I Walk Alone

I Walk Alone

Sugar ‘n’ Spice

Sugar ‘n’ Spice

Mule Deer in Aspen

Mule Deer in Aspen

Kaleidoscope of Colors-Wood Duck

Kaleidoscope of Colors-Wood Duck

Preening Pelicans

Preening Pelicans

Puddle Jumpers

Puddle Jumpers

Woven Reeds – Avocet

Woven Reeds – Avocet

Black and White

Black and White

Dove Cluster

Dove Cluster

Basking In Autumn Light

Basking In Autumn Light

The Favorite Perch

The Favorite Perch

Sutter Buttes and Snows

Sutter Buttes and Snows

Trillium Cluster

Trillium Cluster

Shasta Lily Study

Shasta Lily Study

Frolic in the Meadow

Frolic in the Meadow

Live or Die

Live or Die

Limber Pine Root Study

Limber Pine Root Study

Limber Pine Root

Limber Pine Root

Filleting the Catch

Filleting the Catch

Cancer Descent

Cancer Descent

Crater Lake West Rim Study

Crater Lake West Rim Study

Western Grebe

Western Grebe

Spunky Killdeer

Spunky Killdeer

Kaleidoscope of Feathers

Kaleidoscope of Feathers

Honkers at Greenhorn

Honkers at Greenhorn

Songbird Quartet

Songbird Quartet

Happy House Finch

Happy House Finch

Foxy Hunter

Foxy Hunter

Grosbeak

Grosbeak

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Shorebird Procession

Shorebird Procession

Coyote Study

Coyote Study

Calf Ropin’

Calf Ropin’

View From Greenhorn Ridge

View From Greenhorn Ridge

Woodland Buck

Woodland Buck

Edge of Dawn

Edge of Dawn

Pickleweed and Sandpipers

Pickleweed and Sandpipers

On the Bed Where Trees Are Born

On the Bed Where Trees Are Born

River’s Grace

River’s Grace

Drinking At the Puddle

Drinking At the Puddle

Upper Boulder Lake

Upper Boulder Lake

Old Barn Hunter

Old Barn Hunter

Nocturnal Hunter

Nocturnal Hunter

Dancing Heron

Dancing Heron

Murrelet Study

Murrelet Study

Punky Finch

Punky Finch

Delighted Stellar’s Jay

Delighted Stellar’s Jay

Wild Iris Study

Wild Iris Study

Sunny Rugged Desert

Sunny Rugged Desert

Scouting the Winter Camp

Scouting the Winter Camp

Aspen Splendor

Aspen Splendor

Gray Jay in Winter

Gray Jay in Winter

Graceful Pose

Graceful Pose

Greenhorn Homestead

Greenhorn Homestead

Frog Creek Autumn

Frog Creek Autumn

Perky Pintos

Perky Pintos

Pasture By the Forest

Pasture By the Forest

New Life of Spring

New Life of Spring

Moody Skies

Moody Skies

Sunset Reflections

Sunset Reflections

Shasta River Winter

Shasta River Winter

Zippy Sanderlings

Zippy Sanderlings

Feisty Finch

Feisty Finch

Waders at the Slough

Waders at the Slough

Swans in the Gray of Winter

Swans in the Gray of Winter

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Searching Stellar’s Jay

Searching Stellar’s Jay

Avocet Duo

Avocet Duo

Avocets

Avocets

Tender Kisses

Tender Kisses

Rock Wrens

Rock Wrens

Edge of the City

Edge of the City

Canadians A New Generation

Canadians A New Generation

Bear’s Diner

Bear’s Diner

Beauty and Power

Beauty and Power

Bobcat Naptime

Bobcat Naptime

Cruisin’ For Flies

Cruisin’ For Flies

Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk

Sorrel in Autumn

Sorrel in Autumn

Pintail Gathering

Pintail Gathering

Rocky Point Lakeside

Rocky Point Lakeside

Gentle Wisdom

Gentle Wisdom

Grassland Wanderers

Grassland Wanderers

Joshua Tree Rams

Joshua Tree Rams

Make No Haste

Make No Haste

Pt. Wilson, Fort Worden

Pt. Wilson, Fort Worden

Perched On Cattails

Perched On Cattails

Point Wilson Lighthouse Study

Point Wilson Lighthouse Study

Songdogs

Songdogs

Spirited Summer Buck

Spirited Summer Buck

Sugar Babies

Sugar Babies

Summers Bright and Fragile Glow

Summers Bright and Fragile Glow

Pebbles and Doves

Pebbles and Doves

Perched Great Blue Heron

Perched Great Blue Heron

Lessor Yellowlegs Trio

Lessor Yellowlegs Trio

Woody Under Sail

Woody Under Sail

Ducks and Goose

Ducks and Goose

Pleasant Sail Before the Storm

Pleasant Sail Before the Storm

Last Rays of Sunset

Last Rays of Sunset

Lake Siskiyou

Lake Siskiyou

Zion Faces

Zion Faces

Swallowtail and Lilac

Swallowtail and Lilac

Throne of the Jaguar

Throne of the Jaguar

Winter Radiance

Winter Radiance

Distant Storm Approaches

Distant Storm Approaches

Death Valley Salt Flat

Death Valley Salt Flat

Yreka Creek Valley

Yreka Creek Valley

Winter Silence-Mt. Shasta

Winter Silence-Mt. Shasta

Washed By the Sea

Washed By the Sea

Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay

Vineyard Rainbow

Vineyard Rainbow

Death Valley Golden Canyon

Death Valley Golden Canyon

Coquille Lighthouse North

Coquille Lighthouse North

Lush Summer Pastures

Lush Summer Pastures

Horses and Land of Plenty

Horses and Land of Plenty

Distant Gaze

Distant Gaze

Hush of Winter

Hush of Winter

Honey Colored Autumn

Honey Colored Autumn

Home-bound Horses

Home-bound Horses

Mean and Clean

Mean and Clean

Death Valley Sand Dunes

Death Valley Sand Dunes

Gathering the Calves for the Branding

Gathering the Calves for the Branding

Bandon Beach Rocky Outposts

Bandon Beach Rocky Outposts

Bryce Hole Study

Bryce Hole Study

Rocky Point Meadow Elk

Rocky Point Meadow Elk

Junco in Autumn Colors

Junco in Autumn Colors

Watchful Heron

Watchful Heron

Wading Godwit

Wading Godwit

Killdeer Study

Killdeer Study

Slender Swan

Slender Swan

Shorebird Study

Shorebird Study

Coast Elk

Coast Elk

Alert Buck

Alert Buck

Foghorn

Foghorn

Foothills and Horses

Foothills and Horses

Casual Talk

Casual Talk

Early Winter Storm

Early Winter Storm

Canada Geese on the Shoreline

Canada Geese on the Shoreline

Forest Hunter

Forest Hunter

Curlew and Sandpiper

Curlew and Sandpiper

Tranquil Summer

Tranquil Summer

49 Palms Oasis

49 Palms Oasis

Taylor’s Place

Taylor’s Place

Sunny Day Sail

Sunny Day Sail

Holcomb Barn Study

Holcomb Barn Study

American River Study

American River Study

Harriman Mountain Reflection Study

Harriman Mountain Reflection Study

Sailin’ Time

Sailin’ Time

Ropin’ Time

Ropin’ Time

Harriman Mountain Reflection

Harriman Mountain Reflection

Wild Corn Cockle Study

Wild Corn Cockle Study

Many Sailors

Many Sailors

Wild Blue Flax Study

Wild Blue Flax Study

Range Cowboy

Range Cowboy

Baiting the Hook

Baiting the Hook

Four Mile Lake Study

Four Mile Lake Study

Abalone Shell Study

Abalone Shell Study

Farmyard Reflections

Farmyard Reflections

Mountain Ranch Buckskin

Mountain Ranch Buckskin

Mountain Horses

Mountain Horses

Mother and Foal Streamside Stroll

Mother and Foal Streamside Stroll

Beaver Latticework

Beaver Latticework

Woodland Foal

Woodland Foal

Aspen Valley

Aspen Valley

Gosling Triplets

Gosling Triplets

Oyster Catcher Picnic

Oyster Catcher Picnic

Summer Showers

Summer Showers

Goose Study

Goose Study

Trusted Friends

Trusted Friends

Rooted Like a Tree or Free

Rooted Like a Tree or Free

Spring Pastures

Spring Pastures

The Tracker

The Tracker

Stroll Among Giants

Stroll Among Giants

Autumn Meadow

Autumn Meadow

Split Rock

Split Rock

Shore Acres Study

Shore Acres Study

Shasta View West

Shasta View West

Shasta Study Southwest

Shasta Study Southwest

Shadows On the Hills

Shadows On the Hills

Bandon Rocky Beachside

Bandon Rocky Beachside

Shasta River Study

Shasta River Study

Shasta River Oxbow

Shasta River Oxbow

Bandon Lighthouse Study

Bandon Lighthouse Study

Hunting Heron

Hunting Heron

Maiden Blued-eyed Mary

Maiden Blued-eyed Mary

Alpine Bay

Alpine Bay

Shasta River

Shasta River

Heron Study

Heron Study

Alpine Foal

Alpine Foal

Autumn Hillside – Horses

Autumn Hillside – Horses

Early Morning Gold Finch

Early Morning Gold Finch

Winter Junco

Winter Junco

Autumn Stroll

Autumn Stroll

Dockside Heron

Dockside Heron

Spring Canada Goose

Spring Canada Goose

Autumn Woods

Autumn Woods

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Black Mountain Beauties

Black Mountain Beauties

Flock of Pintails

Flock of Pintails

Seagull Study

Seagull Study

Sandpiper Pause

Sandpiper Pause

Spring Meadow Horse

Spring Meadow Horse

Sanderling Study

Sanderling Study

Foraging Quail

Foraging Quail

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Basking in Bandon

Basking in Bandon

Edgewood Barnyard

Edgewood Barnyard

Calm Waters, Gentle Swans

Calm Waters, Gentle Swans

Puffin Study

Puffin Study

Brother Elk

Brother Elk

Concealed Among the Stones

Concealed Among the Stones

Puffin Picnic

Puffin Picnic

Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll

Preening Pelicans and Gull

Preening Pelicans and Gull

Contented Companions

Contented Companions

Contented Wolf

Contented Wolf

Summer Sorrel

Summer Sorrel

Sea Lion Duo

Sea Lion Duo

Cougar Repose

Cougar Repose

The Spirited Pack

The Spirited Pack

Spring Foals

Spring Foals

Dark Storm and Buck

Dark Storm and Buck

Preening Canada Goose

Preening Canada Goose

Shasta O Northwest

Shasta O Northwest

Dream-weaver

Dream-weaver

Shasta O

Shasta O

Elk’s Wilderness Retreat

Elk’s Wilderness Retreat

Perky Scrub Jay

Perky Scrub Jay

Frozen Marsh of Winter

Frozen Marsh of Winter

Perched Purple House Finch

Perched Purple House Finch

Nesting Doves

Nesting Doves

River Canopy

River Canopy

Trumpeter Dark and Light

Trumpeter Dark and Light

Rising Storm

Rising Storm

Swans of Winter

Swans of Winter

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Mellow Summer Elk

Mellow Summer Elk

Point Lobos Cliffs

Point Lobos Cliffs

Point Wilson Springtime

Point Wilson Springtime

Shasta Trophy Elk

Shasta Trophy Elk

Palisade Creek Study

Palisade Creek Study

Spring Fever Deer

Spring Fever Deer

Old Homestead

Old Homestead

Mt. Shasta – Shasta River

Mt. Shasta – Shasta River

Sunshine and Contentment

Sunshine and Contentment

Mission Colors

Mission Colors

Lower Klamath Lake

Lower Klamath Lake

Lone Ranch Beach Study

Lone Ranch Beach Study

Loaves of Hay

Loaves of Hay

Misty Marsh

Misty Marsh

Marbled Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Large Family – Canada Geese

Large Family – Canada Geese

Marbled Godwit Study

Marbled Godwit Study

Farm Field Quail

Farm Field Quail

Sail Away

Sail Away

Early Morning Finch

Early Morning Finch

Early Bird Junco

Early Bird Junco

Ooti

Ooti

Port Townsend Bay Sail

Port Townsend Bay Sail

Lifeboat Cove

Lifeboat Cove

Zion Cliff Study

Zion Cliff Study

Yellowstone River Falls

Yellowstone River Falls

White Wolf Study

White Wolf Study

Wolf Encounter

Wolf Encounter

Woodland Deer

Woodland Deer

Woodland’s Edge

Woodland’s Edge

Rugged Coast Bandon

Rugged Coast Bandon

Putnam Point

Putnam Point

Wizard Island

Wizard Island

Port Orford Heads West

Port Orford Heads West

Bathroom Portrait

Bathroom Portrait

Looking for Calves

Looking for Calves

Mt. Bachelor Great Meadow Study

Mt. Bachelor Great Meadow Study

Wild Onion

Wild Onion

Little Shasta Valley Church

Little Shasta Valley Church

Dignified Wolf

Dignified Wolf

Horse Shack

Horse Shack

Horses Earth and Sky

Horses Earth and Sky

Horse on the Ridge

Horse on the Ridge

Grazers’ Paradise

Grazers’ Paradise

Grasslands a Plenty

Grasslands a Plenty

Bastendorf Beach Study

Bastendorf Beach Study

Bandon Sea Stack Study

Bandon Sea Stack Study

Shasta O Buckskin

Shasta O Buckskin

Audubon Warbler

Audubon Warbler

Arnica Study

Arnica Study

Forest Dogwood

Forest Dogwood

Meadow Stroll – Horse

Meadow Stroll – Horse

Muskrat Island

Muskrat Island

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Grouse Falls

Grouse Falls

Duncan Creek

Duncan Creek

Goose Duet

Goose Duet

Goose Attitude

Goose Attitude

Gaggle of Goslings

Gaggle of Goslings

Tarjan's Creatures

Though these creatures are a departure from my natural realism style, their lack of seriousness has been very fun to do. Most of these started as pencil sketches that I scribbled out while either waiting on hold on the phone for long periods or waiting in doctors’ offices or hospitals. Doing them kept me entertained during the long waits. Later, I scanned the sketches into the computer and digitally enhanced them with color and further details.

Each creature came into being by thinking of a shape which I sketched out. I would then let the shape conjure up the next feature or features of the creature. I didn’t have any objective such as a function of the creature for a particular habitat. I just let the design and shapes define the creature, and though sometimes a creature would appear to have specific characteristics for specific adaptations, those features were not intentional on my part.