Fine Art

The pieces viewed below include an array of mediums, both by themselves and mixed. The Series section is made up of collections of pieces that have been created annually or that were created at one time together. 

 

Acrylic

Winter 2016. 24x30".

A Summer Dream
A Summer Dream

Summer 2016. 11x14".

Moose in the Bighorns
Moose in the Bighorns

Summer 2016. 11x14".

Unicorns Can Read
Unicorns Can Read

Summer 2016. 8x10".

Yellowstone
Yellowstone

Fall 2015. 3x3".

Grace
Grace

Summer 2015. 18x24".

Marcus
Marcus

Summer 2015. 3 x 5".

Untitled
Untitled

Spring 2015. 18x24".

 

Watercolor

Summer 2018. 8x10".

Plein Air: Indian Paintbrush
Plein Air: Indian Paintbrush

Summer 2017. 8x10". Painted quickly while observing an Indian Paintbrush outside of Laramie, Wyoming.

Plein Air: Jackson Lake Lodge
Plein Air: Jackson Lake Lodge

Summer 2017. 12x4". Painted quickly while observing the landscape outside of Jackson Lake Lodge.

Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren

Summer 2017. 8x10".

Plein Air: Chimney Rock
Plein Air: Chimney Rock

Summer 2017. 12x8". Painted quickly while observing Chimney Rock outside of Laramie, Wyoming.

Edible Plants
Edible Plants

Spring 2016. 3.5x5". Created for one of my graphic design posters concerning edible plants found in Wyoming.

Visual Timeline
Visual Timeline

Summer 2016. 9x11". Watercolor, Graphite, Prisma Colored Pencil, & Acrylic Gloss. This piece was for "the concept of Time" in my Portfolio Review class. It is an observational painting and was selected to be in the Best of Portfolio Review Show at the University of Wyoming.

Foxes and Flowers
Foxes and Flowers

Fall 2013. 14 x 18".

 

Drawings

Observation is Not a Waste of Time
Observation is Not a Waste of Time

18x24". Graphite. Summer 2016. This project was for the "observational drawing" for my Portfolio Review class and was selected to be in the Best of Portfolio Review Show at the University of Wyoming.

Erasure
Erasure

16x20". Graphite. Fall 2015. Intentionally scribble in the background for a few hours, then reveal the image on the paper by erasing the graphite.

Observational Sketch 1
Observational Sketch 1

2.5x5". Graphite. Fall 2015.

Self Symbolism
Self Symbolism

11.5 x 12". Spring 2015. Pencil.

Redrawn Observation: Heavy Snow
Redrawn Observation: Heavy Snow

9x12". Graphite. Spring 2015.

Perspective
Perspective

16 x 24". Pencil. Spring 2015

Mule Deer
Mule Deer

16 x 20". Spring 2014. Chalk Pastel.

Missy Observation
Missy Observation

3x4". Graphite. Spring 2014.

 

Series

Landscape Mug Stickers - Summer 2017

My objective for this series was to recreate the memorable landscapes from my time at Jackson Lake. I decided to make these mini mugs and turn them into stickers while utilizing my graphic design skills. These mugs are a combination of watercolor, ink, and digital work; the paintings were scanned into Adobe Illustrator. 

A Typical Scene
A Typical Scene
Iconic Tree
Iconic Tree
For the Rainy Days
For the Rainy Days
Fruit Observations - Fall 2015

My objective for this series was the practice of watercolor and furthering my skills in watercolor. Before I created the pieces below, I practiced using watercolor by doing a couple "sketches." The first one created in the series is the apple. I became more comfortable as I progressed through the series. 

Crimson Pear
Crimson Pear
Sweet & Sour
Sweet & Sour
A Light Snack
A Light Snack

Plaza Diane Plein Air Festival - Summer 2015, 14, 13

This series of different views of downtown Powell, Wyoming. Each piece was created in plein air during the Plein Air Festival of which Plaza Diane in Powell puts on every summer. The first painting in this series is flower pot with the vines draping off. 

Same View Different Perspective 2015
Same View Different Perspective 2015

12x24". 2015. Acrylic. I wanted to expand from the floral pots this year and create something different. I chose this fire hydrant because of its color and the lighting. This piece took three days to complete because of the movement of the morning light.

2nd & Bent 2014
2nd & Bent 2014

18x24". 2014. Acrylic. I wanted to continue the idea of painting the beautiful flower pots of downtown Powell. This piece was also created in less than a day.

Bent Street 2013
Bent Street 2013

18x24". 3rd & Bent Street. 2013. Acrylic. This was my first plein air attempt. I loved the flowers at the end of the block, so I chose this view to paint. I completed this piece in less than a day.

​Heart Mountain Observations - Fall 2014

The series of work below is of Heart Mountain in Wyoming. Each painting is of the same exact view of Heart Mountain, but during different times of day. This was completed by observation in the fall of 2014 over a period of two weeks. These compositions were demonstrating my knowledge in color. The first one in the series is the morning piece (on the right side).

The Afternoon
The Afternoon

9x12". 2014. Acrylic.

The Evening
The Evening

9x12". 2014. Acrylic.

The Morning
The Morning

9x12". 2014. Acrylic.

Color Study: Recreate a Piece of Art - Fall 2014

For my college color class, we were asked to choose an artist and recreate on of their pieces in two different color schemes: one as the original piece looked and another in a different color or colors. The piece I chose to recreate is El Greco's Lady in a Fur Wrap, and my second piece was painted in grayscale. 

Lady in a Fur Wrap: Color
Lady in a Fur Wrap: Color

9x12". Acrylic. 2014.

Lady in a Fur Wrap: Grayscale
Lady in a Fur Wrap: Grayscale

9x12". Acrylic. 2014.

Junior Duck Stamps - Spring 2014, 13, 12

This series is of the Junior Duck Stamp Competition I participated in during my sophomore, junior, and senior year. The first one of the series is the piece with the single duck.

Edmund & Gertrude
Edmund & Gertrude

9x12". 2014 (senior year). This piece is created in oil paint and displays a male and female Red Breasted Merganser. This piece won first place at the state level of the competition.

Doris & Richard
Doris & Richard

9x12". 2013 (junior year). This piece is created in oil paint and features a male and female Canvasback Duck. This piece won first place at the state level of the Junior Duck Stamp Competition.

Sherman
Sherman

9x12". 2012 (sophomore year). This piece is created in colored pencil and features a Fulvous Whistling Duck. The composition won Best of Show for Wyoming and went on to compete in nationals, but did not win.