The contours and occasional rock outcrops of the low hills and ridges of Nachusa Grasslands hint at a variety of erosive and depositional processes that have molded this karst landscape since the Illinoisan glaciation. With so much of the state being fairly flat, I’ve found it to be a pleasure to portray this Preserve’s bumpy topography as well as the views available from its hills.
Painted on location, finished in the studio. Canvas mounted to hardboard.
September 22, 2021
HQ Barn at Nachusa Grasslands
Franklin Grove, Illinois
The Long View, Prairie Paintings from Illinois Nature Preserves
June 24, 2022 - February 5, 2023
Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd. Lewistown, Illinois