I have the privilege of living in the High Desert of Central Oregon. From my windows I look down upon the wild and scenic Deschutes River. Our panoramic view includes a the Cascade mountains to the west, and the Ochoco mountains to the east. I have studied with some of the best contemporary plein air and landscape artists—John Poon, Richard McKinley, Ken Auster, Morgan Samuel Price, Bob Rohm, Joshua Been and my personal favorite and mentor, Jean LeGassick. Their work inspires me along with the great artists of the past—Edgar Payne, Guy Rose and of course Maynard Dixon. Inspired by the work of others, and living in a beautiful part of the west, every day I am surrounded by the beauty I want to honor through my painting.
Most recently, Vicki Shuck, a fellow Tumalo Art Co. artist, and I have spent over a year visiting remote ranches and farms east of the Cascades interviewing ranchers and farmers and painting the land and the people who ranch, farm or work in the adjacent small towns. My goal is to leave a fine art record of this beautiful, little known part of Oregon. For more information on this project—An Uncommon Beauty— go to our blog: http://Vickyshuckartwork.blogspot.com
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