“Fire” uses color, energetic marks, and repeated trees to express emotions about the increasing severity of the forest fire seasons here in California, across the western U.S, and around the world.

I paint from memory, imagination, and photographs, blending abstraction with recognizable imagery. Fire works its way into the paintings, just as it is increasingly working its way into our lives. As the climate warms, we experience more and more extreme weather. Both fire season and hurricane season are growing longer and more destructive.

“The effects of global warming on temperature, precipitation levels, and soil moisture are turning many of our forests into kindling during wildfire season.”
-Union of Concerned Scientists

Holy
Holy, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2 panels, 22x30 each, 2019
Garner Complex
Garner Complex, 18x24, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Women Manifest Hope
Women Manifest Hope, 16x20, Acrylic, Gouache, Collage, Linocut on Paper, 2019
Yolo
Yolo, 16x20, Acrylic, Gouache, Linocut on Paper, 2019
Ferguson
Ferguson, 18x24, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Holiday
Holiday, 9x12, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Waverly
Waverly, 9x12, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Donnell
Donnell, 9x12, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Natchez
Natchez, 18x24, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Pleasant
Pleasant, 18x24, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019
Pendleton Complex
Pendleton Complex, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2019
Highway 37 Fire
Highway 37 Fire, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2018
Panoche
Panoche, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2019
Reynolds Lake Fire
Reynolds Lake Fire, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2019
Klamathon
Klamathon, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2019
Carr
Carr, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2018
Mendocino Complex
Mendocino Complex, 8x10, Acrylic & Gouache on Canvas, 2018
Woolsey
Woolsey, 18x24, Acrylic & Gouache on Paper, 2019
Paradise
Paradise, 18x24, Acrylic & Gouache on Paper, 2019
The Trees Have Eyes
The Trees Have Eyes, 18x24, Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 2019