I’m currently working on some very large oil paintings of Colorado wildlife; the stag shown here, measuring 30″ by 44″, is an example.
I’m also developing a series of oil paintings called “Elegy for the Anthropocene.” That term refers to the geologic epoch during which human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems. Many of these paintings chronicle animals and landscapes that are in peril.
Having moved away from the big city five years ago, and recently retired from several jobs, my current life goal was summed up by Carl Sandburg in his poem “Two Tramps in Mud Time”:
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.