oil on canvas, 24"x36"
Much of my work is inspired by my research into the early history of this country, and in particular that of the upper Mississippi River region. Keelboats were an important form of transportation in the era just prior to the introduction of steamboats, and were used for decades afterward. In this scene a keelboat heading upriver laden with supplies for Fort Snelling, or perhaps a fur trade post, is dwarfed by the river valley.
Book Artist, Illustrator
"G" is for Gettysburg
"N is for Nurses"
"H is for Hardtack"
"You got the choice to do the right thing or not."
"Then I felt a hand resting soft on my shoulder."
Marie danced while Edouard played the fiddle
Travelling West to Grand Portage
"Legend of Minnesota" page one
"Legend of Minnesota" Morning Fawn appears
"Legend of Minnesota" Buffalo dance under Northern lights
"Legend of Minnesota" Last page
Keelboat on the Upper Mississippi
Dakota Internment Camp at Fort Snelling
Woodland warriors at Detroit
The Death of Captain Converse
Incident on the Picket Line
James the Tailor
Split Rock Lighthouse
"Z is for Zouaves"