A few paintings inspired by the cliffs of Zion National Park. The Tiny Steps series are generally 5x5 in. or 8x8 in. paintings that have no specific locations. They are totally improvised and inspired by the blocky formations and layered bands of color found throughout the Colorado Plateau.
Liz Adair is a prolific author and Whitney Award Winner living in Kanab. I got to know Liz and her husband Derrill while we were all trying ot figure out how to raise funds to build a skatepark for local teens. The Adairs were imensely helpful, and probably never got the credit they deserved for the work they did researching costs and developing strategies for our skatepark committee.
I've done some quick book cover jobs for Liz, including the Spider Lathim Mystery Series above. But the title and chapter page illustrations below were the most fun and renewed my love for pen and ink drawing:
The little drawings below were used on the chapter pages...