AN EXPLORATION ON AMERICA’S
MOST BEAUTIFUL COAST
It is impossible to see something
so beautiful and not want to
explore it in paint.
Beauty rolls on and on in glorious sand-swept expanses, then spills onto the shores of Lake Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to exquisitely preserved old farmsteads and some of my favorite hiking trails anywhere in the world.
By foot has always been my preferred method of travel, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes area is so worth exploring. It was via these adventures on two feet — often accompanied by my four-legged fur baby — that this series was born.
It’s impossible to see something so beautiful and not want to explore it in paint. To get to know it better in the quiet contemplation of creating art. I hope these images remind you of your own favorite vistas and the feeling of being outside in the spirit of adventure.