Size: 11"W x 18"H x 0.625"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This is the second Raven painting on oak slab. The lonely bird is perched on a branch high in the pines during a thunderstorm. He is undaunted and not the least bit intimidated by the threats the storm brings. Although the painting has an eerie quality the strength and presence of the raven is admirable. Acrylic blues, burgandy, blacks and grays on oak.
While growing up in South Dakota, we lived next door to famous Native American artist Oscar Howe and his family. He is credited with bringing abstract and cubism in Native American art to acceptance within the art world. He gifted my parents with an original piece; an act of kindness I will always remember and appreciate. Artist and fellow student at the University of South Dakota, Robert Penn, is another artist who holds my deep admiration. Predominantly I work in egg tempera, watercolor, oil, and mixed medias. I studied art at the University of South Dakota with continuing art education. My work ranges from the abstract to the realistic and all in between. Everything inspires me so I am always taking photographs. Revisiting these photographs stimulates me to create. I hope you enjoy what I do.