Mountains and Prairies

North Carolina
Oil on canvas
8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm)

Private collection

Daydreaming about mountains and prairies… This imagined view might have existed centuries ago looking NW from the upper piedmont of the Carolinas to the Appalachians (or possibly looking SE from the Highland Rim of Tennessee toward the Cumberland Plateau).

I’ve had this view in mind since my thesis research in 1997 when I first saw the map of John Lederer’s travels through the Carolina’s and Virginia. See the map at:

Studio painting – January.