Selections of early watercolors, "Meditations on Place"
The watercolors included in this group are a selection of images from twenty two years of summer residency on the Navajo Nation in NE Arizona. The southwest landscape in the region of the tribal college where I teach has offered much inspiration. The college sits in Tsaile, Arizona in the Northeast corner of the state. Tsaile Peak and the Chuska Mountains are visible from the college campus. Along with magnificent skies and celestial events (rainbows, stars and even a moonbow!) there are two beautiful mountain fed lakes near to the college that I have painted over and over again; Wheatfields Lake and Tsaile Lake. Large stands of old Ponderosas flank Wheatfields Lake; White Cone Mountain prominently rises above the lake. You will find them all featured in the work. And...the gem of them all, Canyon de Chelly continues to provide me with endless subject matter.