"The Benevolent Forest" at the Canyon Road Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

The opening of the show, June 19th, with the "Benevolent Forest" series was that of a story telling event. People from Australia, Minnesota, Arizona, Vermont and more arrived wanting to know the tales of the Benevolent Forest series and how it began. The works were exhibited all together to give the viewers the feeling of the forest as a whole & will be available in separate panels exhibited in July as well. The Benevolent Forest was created during the cold iowa winter of 2014 - 2015. They were my porthole to spring, painting inside while others were pulling their cars out of snow drifts and planning carribean vacations to escape the frozen tundra. The forest design started to develop in t