I am currently working on a large show covering the 1,300 mile Mormon and Oregon Trails from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City with artists John Burton and Josh Clare. The show will hang at the museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and will open October 2016 and run through April 2017. A book and short documentary will be available when the show opens.
This painting of Devils Gate (near Casper, Wyoming) is part of a show I will be doing with artists John Burton and Josh Clare next year. One of my ancestors John Watkins and his wife and two children spent a couple freezing nights here on their trek west. I stood alone on this scene and watched the sun go down. It is a sacred place.
I’ve been working on a series of landscape paintings of the western migration including the Mormon and Oregon trails. Here is a 9″ x 12″ painting depicting a farm near Mt. Pisgah, Iowa.