From early July to early August of 2019, I was Artist in Residence at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. Flathead Lake is one of the deepest, cleanest lakes in the United States, and it is a miracle of beauty and clarity. Looking over the side of a kayak on its crystalline surface, it seemed to me that the boulders a hundred feet below were near enough to bang the hull.
I spent an exciting month living in a sweet cabin on its shores, painting the lake and surrounding mountains and river valleys. I dodged bears, watched eagles and merlins swoop over the pines, and talked with biologists about everything from the mating dances of spiders to the geology of Flathead Lake’s multi-colored stones.
Here are a few paintings from that residency. Some are pastel, some are oil on unstretched canvas. A few are available for purchase, so please contact me if you’d like more information. Thank you for looking!