On Ice

Recent work from Iceland

The process of developing this series has taken my work into undiscovered realms. The first part of this series, On Ice, was exhibited at Space Gallery in Denver, CO during the fall of 2016. The painting series continued with ten new paintings showing at Globe Fine Art Gallery, 2017, Giving Way to Still series, July 2017.

During 2016 I spent five weeks in Iceland as an artist fellow. It was an electrifying experience. This series of paintings showcases my abstracted Icelandic views from both the natural raw landscapes and the urban pulse of Reykjavik.

I traveled non-stop around the island, venturing into and around lava tablelands, volcano fields and boiling mud lakes, off-roading to the top of glaciers, traversing narrow one-lane bridges to see icebergs, and wading into the freezing icy-blue waters oiceland1f the Northern Atlantic. Springtime in Iceland was hands down gorgeous!

New Virtual Tour of Space Gallery exhibition! Take a whirl through the show.

Westword Review written by art critic, Michael Paglia. October 27, 2016.  

On Ice 2016
Arctic Express, beeswax, pigment, mixed media, 2016, 40” x 40”
Blue Ice, beeswax, pigment, ink, 2016, 40” x 40”
Electric Spring, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 48” x 48”-Sold
Glacier Morning, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 60” x 60”
Island Music, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 48” x 48”
Knitting for Two, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 40″ x 40”
Midnight Sun, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 48” x 48”
On the Rocks, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 48” x 48”
Round trip Reykjavik, beeswax, pigment, ink, mixed media, 2016, 48” x 48”
Three Shades of Blue, beeswax, pigment, ink, 2016, 40” x 40”
Wonderland, beeswax, pigment, ink, 2016, 48” x 48”

“Nature is something greater than ourselves, something sacred that can’t be claimed as our own.”
Josh Sloan, Curator Alpine Historical Museum, Alpine, Alaska,