60″ x 48″
Oil on Canvas
In September of 1999 I organized a painting and rafting trip through the Grand Canyon as a benefit for the Grand Canyon Trust. Several paintings resulted from this trip, which was one of the best experiences of my life; being with artist friends and painting in the isolation of the Canyon wilderness. The canyon walls of the river corridor tell the story of Earth’s geological history. This was also the site of a great conservation dispute, in the 1960’s, in that it would have been under water due to a proposed dam. That dispute led to the creation of Sierra Club.
Personally, I was overwhelmed by this vista of Marble Canyon, set high above the Nankoweap Rapids of the Colorado River, and I did a small study from this lofty perch, next to ancient Anasazi ruins.