Park Adventures

Much of the inspiration for my paintings are inspired by adventures in national, state, provincial, and local parks. Camping, hiking and boating where possible in these wild places has been a lifelong passion. We have made several trips across the US and Canada, staying in many beautiful parks and taking time to observe and appreciate nature at its purest. Recently I have spent 3-4 months a year volunteering for the National Park Service out west at Great Sand Dunes National Park and El Morro National Monument, and on the east coast at Acadia National Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. And when we are home in Boone, we hike on Blue Ridge Parkway trails almost every day.

The Park Adventures features many paintings from the places we have volunteered and visited.

At the Top

Watercolor painting of hikers nearing the top of Mt. Kearsarge near New London, NH.

Medano Creek in Early Spring

Medano Creek at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Pathway Through the birches

Birch trees along a path at the St. Gauden's National Monument

Two Sentinels

A crow in a joshua tree

Pisgah Covered Bridge

Covered bridge in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina

Granite ledges and goldenrod on the Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park

At the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by JoAnn Pippin

The waterhole pool at the base of the cliffs at El Morro National Monument