The low ridge in the southern section of Nachusa is one of the areas where years of cattle grazing allowed prairie species to survive (They were neither shaded out by tree growth nor plowed under for corn.) Viewed from across a restored prairie full of big bluestem on a stormy day, it made a compelling subject for a painting.
Begun on location, finished in the studio November 2018.
March 4 - April 30, 2020
Circle Gallery, UGA College of Environment + Design
September 22, 2021
HQ Barn at Nachusa Grasslands
Franklin Grove, Illinois
June 24, 2022 - February 5, 2023
Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd. Lewistown, Illinois