The Arborist’s Reward

28″ x 28″

This painting was awarded with the Best Painting Award at the 2010 Quest for the West show and Sale.

I have always been fascinated by the arborists’ craft, especially with regard to apple trees. This ancient agricultural art reveals manicured old wood bursting with new growth. These trees are an expression of the synthesis of man’s hands and nature’s bounty. I painted this at Garlands Lodge. This orchard is in one of the first homesteads in Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon.