Finally have a few days blocked off to start this commission for Gene Gilmore, a very talented artist himself in the field of taxidermy. I have had the honor of recreating a number of his works in pen & ink, one of which you can see on the "Fauna" page on this website - "Whitetail". I am looking forward to working in pen and ink again!
"Coulee King" is a portrait of a frequent visitor to the little piece of wilderness in my backyard. It's a privilege to wake up in the middle of the night to hooting coming from the tops of the mighty cottonwoods that are still standing behind our house in Bismarck, although I'm sure the rabbits that make the coulee their home would disagree. I've often crept out on the deck in the early hours to just stand and listen to his haunting voice.
This piece is currently on display at Gallery 4 in downtown Fargo, a long-standing artist cooperative who has agreed to "swap" art with our gallery (BDAC) in downtown Bismarck. The concurrent shows will run from May 6 30, 2014.