I am pleased to announce that four of my paintings will be included in the Fall show at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. Up through the end of the month.
For a few weeks now Fall has been spilling into the valley from the high country. The isolated wind tunnel runs over the, now dry, Yosemite Falls and into the housing area, ending abruptly by the barn at the end of the street. It has made my walk to work a bit of a walk down memory lane- to my time working at the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse, fishing with my siblings, and early August mornings in Vermont. Some of my favorite places, past and present, being experienced at the same time.
On a recent 45 degrees Fahrenheit morning, I hiked out to Ten Lakes Basin, where I often went during my backcountry patrols last year. My goal was to paint as much as possible, light and fast. As it happens a huge wildfire started and I was in the right place to capture someplace familiar in a moment of change. I work for an agency where preservation comes first, so changes in the landscape (beyond seasonally) should be appreciated (it is easy for me to feel fortunate for visitors who get to see a rainy day in the Valley, even if they do not. More on that to follow.)
"you see things I miss when I walk to work looking down."