Category Archives: Plein Air

Presentation to Fairbanks Watercolor Society

The Fairbanks Watercolor Society has invited me to speak on the subject of painting on location. The meeting is Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30pm, in the Blue Room on the Third floor of the Exhibit Hall in the Centennial Center for the Arts Building (Civic Center / Pickle Barrel) in Pioneer Park on Airport Road, Fairbanks. Social time and snacks at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7:00pm. Public is welcome. Hope to see you there

2013 Creamer’s Equinox Nature Walk

Yesterday, I joined both local Fairbanks community members and tourists to go on the annual Equinox Guided Nature walk at Creamer’s Wildlife Refuge. It was a golden, sunny autumn day in Fairbanks. Perfect for collecting reference material for future paintings.

Watercolor Retreat Labor Day 2013

The Fairbanks Watercolor Society spent the 2013 Labor Day Retreat at Cathedral Creeks B&B near Tok, Alaska. Thanks to Nelda and Tom Nixon for discovering and arranging for our stay. Had a great time meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones.IMG_0590





Labor Day Retreat: Fairbanks Watercolor Society

The Fairbanks Watercolor Society held its annual Labor Day Retreat at Healy Heights Family Cabins in Healy Alaska.  We painted in the Healy area and also drove a section of the Denali Park Road.

Quick Draw 2012

I participated in the 2012 Design Alaska Creamer’s Field Wild Art Walk Quick Draw event.  We had one hour to paint, 15 minutes to frame and then the artwork was auctioned.  The artist are Randall Compton, Steve Holford, Daniel P. Kennedy, Donna Lenard, Tammy Phillips and Gael Murakami.

Quick Draw Event at Creamer’s Field

I participated in the second annual Quick Draw at the Design Alaska’s Wild Art Walk at Creamer’s Field on Sunday, June 5, 2011. This is an annual event that promotes the uniqueness of Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge as a venue for nature observation and artistic inspiration. The Quick Draw  was a timed art event in which 6 artists (Gael Murakami, Randall Compton, Margaret Donat, Kate Wood, Daniel Kennedy and Neal Johnson) had one hour to paint and then the finished painting was auctioned to benefit both Friends and Creamers and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.