It has been an extremely fulfilling experience of six years to set up my easel and work on location to interpret the grandeur of Pikes Peak. In 2015, three years into this painting series, I became resolved to complete one hundred canvases of America’s Mountain and document it with a book.
And now in 2018, after many seasons in the making and fifty years as a landscape painter, I can truly know that this visual journey has been an artistic project of a lifetime—a come to the mountain experience!
My essential epiphany from this epic endeavor is that Pikes Peak, although an enormous historic granite mountain located in semi-arid region of Colorado, quite often resembles an oceanic rugged coastline due to dynamic atmospherics—a marvelous irony because the peak was thrust upward eons ago from the ocean floor.
Pikes Peak’s massive size and beauty in all seasons is pure joy for my artist soul. I invite you to see America’s Mountain through my eyes!