The nature paintings are inspired by real places. I did drawings similar to the travel memories at these places, and then gradually worked to make paintings that reflected the feelings and sense of the place for me. I also used photos to help remember some of the features. The places and things that inspired these paintings were an incredible banyan tree in Florida, cypress trees and a cypress swamp in Florida, birds in Florida, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison national park in Colorado, Arches national park in Utah, glaciers in Alaska, and Fantastic Caverns in Missouri.
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