Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Summertime Tripping

What a summer it has been! 
"Trip the Light" road trip covered 10,000 miles in 2 glorious months. Starting in Boston, Walt and I headed for Montreal, crossed Canada to Vancouver. Spent time in Tofino, Salt Spring Island, Galiano, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and back to Litchfield, CT. I hope to write a more expanded itinerary and produce a book of this trip over the ooming winter months. Stay Tuned.

We saw an abundance of beauty in every landscape we crossed. Prairies, lakes, old growth forests, precambrian rocks, canyons, mountains and oceans. All of it was magnificent and much of it still glorious and wild and free! It 
made us so grateful to be Alive!

Hiking and Exploring the Rainforests of Tofino, BC
The Pacific West Rim

The Grand Tetons, Wyoming

Evening Light along the Road Somewhere
Somewhere beautiful
South Dakota Badlands
Oregon Coastline

Lake Louise, Alberta
 Shortly after returning. I had two different shows In the Adirondacks as well as one in Stanstead, QC. 

Galerie Le Vieux Forgeron, Stanstead, QC
Finally the dust settled and there was time
again for hiking and paddling in the Adirondacks. My source and sustenance is in those forests, rivers and rocks. I have been "image gathering" for months now. Thousands of reference photos, sketches and impressions have nourished my soul from the inside out and I am ready for the long winter months ahead where I can transmute those images, impressions and experiences onto canvas. 

Paddling Middle Saranac Lake, NY

Hiking Hurrican Mountain in the Adirondacks, NY

Finding Balance on Balance Rocks on Equinox

 None of this journey would have been the same without my partner in all things. The love of my life, my muse, my inspiration and my best friend, Walt.

We laughed, we cried, we fought, we sang, we danced, we wept, we stood in awe of the whole damn miracle of Life and were amazed by what we found along the way.

One of the most marvellous discoveries along the way was the generosity of the people we met as we moved through space and time. Old friends and new, all were equally a joy and a delight to encounter as they gleefully shared their particular patch of planet with us.
We have much gratitude for each and every one of these dear hearts.

A Revolution of the Spirit, it is in YOU or it is nowhere.

We both will continue to trip the light as our journey continues.

One. Day. at. a. Time.

Walt & I tripping the light in Oregon (photo credit: Kat Ostrow)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Plein Air Paintings Available

Several new paintings fresh off the easel from the Adirondacks in August

River Running / 16" x 20" 

Clouds of Flowers / 18" x 24"

Stay Weird / 18" x 24" 

Glacial Erratic / 18" x 24"

St Regis Canoe Input / 16" x 20"

Talking Trees / 20" x 16"

Monday, August 3, 2015

Two Shows Running Concurrently

The first show is being held as a two day Pop Up Gallery in Lake Placid, NY

An exceptional venue with a view to die for! Hence the name Heaven Hill!
I hope to see you there!

The second show is in the border town of Standstead, QC on the border of Vermont, USA in a converted Blacksmith Studio. This old building is full of charm and perched above the Tomifobia River.  Le Vieux Forgeron is open from 11am to 6pm and is a lovely place to visit. I am honored to have my paintings hanging here until August 16th.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Meeting the Forests of Tofino

A short visit to Vancouver and a couple nights spent with dear friends in Horseshoe Bay was our entrance point to Tofino. The warm welcome of friends and family had set the vibe for the crossing of the Georgia Straight from Horseshoe Bay to Nanimo.

Horseshoe Bay in the evening / photo by Walt Pascoe
Tofino came as a complete surprise to me. I had heard people rant and rave about this place many times before and

Friday, July 17, 2015

Squamish and The Chief

After a great visit and dinner with my cousin Shannon in Whistler we headed for Squamish. Fortunately for us  this is where

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Lillooet Highway from Kamloops to Whistler

 A spectacular drive from Kamloops to Whistler begins at Kamloops Lake and then crawlls and winds its way through the Fraser Canyon. Walt and I had Mercan Dede playing as this unearthly landscape unfolded around us in the early morning light. I was filled with emotions as we drove farther away form my two daughters. It is difficult leave your offspring each and every time, no matter how old they are.

The Okanagan Valley

Much time has passed since my last post from our "trip the light" road trip...the landscapes, the people, the stories...I finally stopped trying to write and paint as all our time has been taken up with exploring, travelling and awe. I will pick up the thread again now that the journey home has begun.

When I last posted we had just left Kamloops and gone to the Okanagan where we stayed in a bright and light filled airbnb in Vernon five feet from Lake Okanagan. We loved this place! Although it was very hot we could eat outside under the vine covered pergola and cool off by sitting on the dock. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Kamloops brings another change in landscape. Usually very dry and hot, almost desert like in feel. Tumbleweed and wild sage grow in abundance giving the land a dusty gray green palette. The Thompson River runs through the middle of these unusual land formations that look and feel much like a living being.