Artist in Residence

My painting of Tower Rock donated to The Buffalo River National Park Collection

 

National Arts in the Park

Artist Residency 2001

      In the summer of 2001, I was awarded an Artist-in-Residency at Steel Creek in the Buffalo River National Park of Arkansas.  For two weeks I lived in a two-room apartment up over a horse stable with no TV, radio reception, or telephone.  There were a couple horses in the stable, but the closest human was a park ranger who lived in a stone house (almost shouting distance), down the valley.  There was a pay phone near his house overlooking Tower Rock where I could call home in the evenings.  On the up side there was nothing to do but swim in the river and paint.  Great plein-air experience.

Tower Rock Painting

Sketching the Ranger Station

 

Sketch of the artist apartment 

above the horse stable 

 

 

Oil painting of the view from the pay phone

 

Oil painting of the cliffs behind the stables

 

Sketch of cliffs in the morning mist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steel Cliffs on the Buffalo River

 

 

Sketch of the Ranger Station

 

 

 

Photo of the artist apartment and stables

 

Photo of same view/different angle

 

Photo of horses & cliffs behind the stables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting of cliffs stained with iron deposits

 

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