USA Southwest Collection

Only through intense and repeated study can a plein air artist find the beauty hidden in the desert.

Three months of volunteering each morning with Habitat for Humanity and painting each afternoon in the three National and two State parks near Tucson whetted my appetite to go back for more—despite the inevitable cactus needle scratches I endured!

Horseshoe Bend

Peeking Through the Turret Arch

Pine Tree Arch

Morning Homage to the Arch

Fruita Remnants

Swamp Canyon

Bryce Canyon Rocks!

Ponderosa Point

Virgin Valley

Court of the Patriarchs

Monument Valley at Mitten West

Spider Rock

The Virgin River at the Lower Emerald Trailhead

White House Trailhead

A busy morning near the Bright Angel Trailhead

Sunset at Yavapai Point

Sunrise near Mather Point

Paige's View

Siphon Draw Trail - Superstition Mountains

View from Campsite #44 -Superstition Mountains

Shadows from Yesterday

Sabino Canyon Dam

Santa Cruse River

Madera Canyon Wash

Almost at the Top

Still Standing

Saturday Morning Fishin' Hole

Inside the Spanish Courtyard

The Spanish Courtyard

Waiting for Friends

Morning Sentry at Fisherman's Warf

Heading to Gates Pass, Road Trip #12

The Campsite View, Picacho Peak

Spring Beauty of Gates Pass

The Gap - #2

Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Sunrise #9

Fishing with the Sunrise #8

Goodbye Moon - Morning Sky #4

Morning Sky #3- John Kennedy Park

Morning Sky # 2- John Kennedy Park

View from Gilbert Ray Campground

Sweetwater Saguaros

Cat Mountain Shadow

What a View!

China Cove

Foggy Afternoon at Asilomar

McWay Falls

Baboquivari - Center of the Universe

Desert Museum Wash 2

Road Trip #11 -Picacho Peak State Park

Sunset on Sweetwater

Rocky Wash

Sweetwater Giants

Junk Yard Cars

City of Rocks State Park Campground

Sunrise at Lover's Point

The Slot, Point Lobos

The Other side of China Cove

A Lupine Spring at Fort Ord National Monument

Sunshine Lights Sabino Stop 6

Sun Coming Over Cat Mountain

Saguaro National Park Entrance

Tucson Matriarch #1

Sunrise Hitting Chollas

Saguaro National Park Wash #1

Beyond the Avra Valley