My love of the natural landscape, so apparent in the Ozark Mountains, brings me to the easel again and again.
The dense forest of oak, pine, sycamore and hickory invite exploration, adventure and the challenge of mastering an infinite number of greens. Bluffs, with their grayed ochre, violets and sienna supply a brief but welcome relief from green while clear flowing water reflects it all along with the colors of the sky.
Factor in solitude... No honking horns, squealing tires, cell phone rings or laugh tracks. Just the melodious sounds of birds as they merrily chirp and whistle in tune with the rustle of the wind and the quiet tinkle of water as it flows it’s truthful way.
This is the heart and soul of the Ozark Mountains and the opportunity for me to connect with this gift of nature is a blessing beyond measure.