Pilot and Index peaks in Wyoming, near Cooke City, MT. The Cooke City to East Rosebud trail comes through this area. When my two sons were each in their twenties, they made me hike this 26 mile trail with them “backwards”, from East Rosebud lake to the Cooke City side. It’s almost all uphill going that way. Thought it was going to kill me!
In the Mission Valley of Northwestern Montana. Most every painting I have ever done has trees in it, because I love trees of every kind. This young Fir is silhouetted by the glowing Mission peaks on a late summer evening.
Having lived in uptown Butte for awhile, I frequently found myself walking past an amazing array of historic buildings. This particular day I was gazing upward at the old Metals Bank sign, just as a modern commercial jet was flying over. The juxtaposition of the old with the new was striking. I believe that the defunct bank is now home to an excellent sports bar!
This lake is high up in the Beartooth mountains. I’m inspired by the beauty and solitude of this place. I can’t believe I ever got my 1985 Plymouth station wagon up here! This is one of two lakes, an upper Picket Pin and a lower.
30″ x 18″ Alkyd on gessoed panel. Private collection.
One of my earliest works. I’ve spent a great part of my life driving truck, especially in the Pacific Northwest. I never drove a logging truck, but in that locale, you see a lot of them! (Maybe not as many now as in years gone by).
One of my preferred musing locales… sitting among Cottonwood trees along a river.