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Pure Land - Pure Water

Composite showing Nara sitting in a Portland Gardens tree while painting the moon.

The Pure Land Series is my “stepping through the looking glass” world. For these paintings I draw on imagination; a feeling sense of a remembered place, a “somewhere” that I have visited before. Each painting features an animal living in the wild; in harmony with the land. These landscapes are rich with color, with green hills, blue mountains, and clear waters. Stylized gold leaf clouds and the full moon and stars lend an otherworldly quality to the scenes. This series is a celebration of the beautiful natural world, and an intentional feeling prayer for the healing and regeneration of the Earth and the creatures that live here.

The Pure Water series is an ode to water in all of its forms. The water is stylized; shown in a combination of natural representation and exaggerated forms. These paintings are considered compositions of water, land, sky, and animals. The composition of each painting is crucial. I look for balance and at the same time motion with an eye to the interplay of the different elements. I use bright tones of blues, turquoise, and whites for the water, and I saturate the paper with these colors. I am attracted to water, intrigued by it, moved by it. I like to spend time looking at water, watching the way it moves, observing the patterns and rhythms that are always present. Sunlight on water, the dancing beauty of those two together, well, there’s just nothing better. Moonlight on the water is wonderful, too!

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Spirit Breath

A Red Tail Hawk is braking for a landing in a high-mountain meadow in the Rockies demonstrating an uncompromised mastery of flight.
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Spirit Breath
Framed Original Watercolor
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$175

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

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Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Spirit Breath
Watercolor on Paper   7" x 18"
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An Infinite Perimeter

Deer are always around. I have lived among them for many years, and they are a constant. It has given me the opportunity to observe them closely...even in childhood. They are subtle, delicate creatures. They move on the land like apparitions in the mountains and canyons. Sometimes they seem to appear and then disppear magically before your eyes.
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An Infinite Perimeter
Framed Original Watercolor
$1000
The framed original of An Infinite Perimeter is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$200

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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An Infinite Perimeter
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   8" x 24"
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At Play in the Field of Emphasis

I like this fox. He exhibits clear-eyed attention and seems to be enjoying whatever his gaze is falling upon.
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At Play in the Field of Emphasis
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
The framed original of At Play in the Field of Emphasis is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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At Play in the Field of Emphasis
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Brother Fox

Red foxes have been around a lot lately. The day I started sketching this painting a fox appeared on our daily walk, and then disappeared just like that. Foxes are tricksters.
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Brother Fox
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
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Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Brother Fox
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn

Falcons and hawks...and of course, eagles. They are all fascinating and beautiful. This small merlin falcon is stretching his wings in preparation for an early morning flight.
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Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
The framed original of Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Wandering in Darkness Without Fear

I hold owls in high regard. All of the beings around us are full of lessons. I don't laugh at the notion of the wise, old owl. I have observed owls in their place. They demonstrate an economy of life and wisdom that reminds me of my possibilities and my responsibilities.
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Wandering in Darkness Without Fear
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Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Wandering in Darkness Without Fear
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Land of the Lion Sutra

Lions have been on my mind recently, their power, strength, and presence. I envisioned a lion in his domain, looking out over a wide and distant landscape. I sketched the lion first, wanting him to be alive and grounded. Then the waters, hills, and mountains that surround him came into focus. This is a magical place, it is somewhere that we intuit, or a feeling from our childhood that we just can’t put words to. A step through the looking-glass, where sunset meets a deep blue sky lit up by the full moon and stars. A place of infinite Mystery.
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Land of the Lion Sutra
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
The framed original of Land of the Lion Sutra is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Land of the Lion Sutra
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Like the Lion, I Am in My Place

Lions have been on my mind recently, their power, strength, and presence. I envisioned a lion in his domain, looking out over a wide and distant landscape. I sketched the lion first, wanting him to be alive and grounded. Then the waters, hills, and mountains that surround him came into focus. This is a magical place, it is somewhere that we intuit, or a feeling from our childhood that we just can’t put words to. A step through the looking-glass, where sunset meets a deep blue sky lit up by the full moon and stars. A place of infinite Mystery.
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Like the Lion, I Am in My Place
Framed Watercolor on Paper
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$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Like the Lion, I Am in My Place
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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↑ for Nectar

Hummingbirds captivate me ; their agility, speed, beauty, and stamina. I admire the way they gather nectar, artfully maneuvering to each flower. This painting is an ode to hummingbirds. I created a coastal home for this bird, with fuchsia to feed on. I wanted the painting to be bright and joyful, with a feeling of abundance.
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for Nectar
Framed Watercolor on Paper
$750

The framed original of for Nectar is available. To see the painting mounted and in its frame, and for information on how to purchase the painting click here.

Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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for Nectar
Watercolor    18" x 6"
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Take A Lap

This scene is viewed from outside the reef of Lion’s Lap on the island of Naitauba in Fiji. The point that is shown is known as “The Tail of the Horse”. The humpback whale is circumnavigating the island. He is “Taking A Lap” at Lion's Lap.
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Take A Lap
Framed Watercolor on Paper
$850

The framed original of Take A Lap is available. To see the painting mounted and in its frame, and for information on how to purchase the painting click here.

Limited Edition Giclée Print
$175

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Take a Lap
Watercolor    7.5" x 18"
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Throwing Down

This was inspired by "Prapatti", a painting that I did during the Century Watercolor Extravaganza. I wanted to explore this image more, the movement of the waves in conjunction with the tern. The tern is about to dive into the giant wave, and is absolutely confident and going for it.
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Throwing Down
Framed Watercolor on Paper
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$125

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Throwing Down
Watercolor    16" x 6"
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Cho Cho San (The Bell Ringer)

Butterfly on a temple bell with a view of a Pure Water mountain stream, heralding the entrance into the Pure Land.
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Cho Cho San (The Bell Ringer)
Framed Original Watercolor
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$200

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Cho Cho San (The Bell Ringer)
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   18" x 6"
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Strong Ties

A large koa tree stands on a cliff overlooking the tide of the South Pacific. The night sky holds a full moon, the Milky Way shining above. This painting was done for a close friend, and was a joy to do.
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Strong Ties
Framed Watercolor on Paper
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The framed original of Strong Ties is not available.

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$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Strong Ties
Watercolor on Paper   18" x 6"