Yellowstone 2020 - Landis Art Residency

Studio at the Landis Art/Science Residency

Gardiner, MT

August 2020

A collection of paintings begun during my sojourns into Yellowstone National Park.


Studio at the Landis Art/Science Residency

Gardiner, MT

August 2020

This is a snapshot of the studio about a week into the residency



Painting along the Gibbon River

Yellowstone National Park


Of my many favorite spots in the park, this was one of the most enduring. The steady roar from the river was the constant soundtrack.


Yellowstone Falls from Artist Point

Yellowstone National Park

South Rim

Even though I knew it would be a heavily trafficked area, I wanted to try my hand at the iconic Artist Point along the South Rim of the Yellowstone Canyon.

This photo does not quite capture the waves of people streaming in, even early in the day.


Painting in the Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park

Late August 2020

Painting in the Lamar Valley embodied everything that was summer at Yellowstone: great vistas, lots of photo-taking tourists, and bison!



Bunsen Peak

Yellowstone National Park

late August 2020

Bunsen Peak is a prominent feature in the northwest corner of the Park. When coming in from Gardiner on a daily basis, you have the pleasure of observing it from all sides as you pass by to various destinations.

Towards the end of my residency, I made a couple of studies and a painting, until it disappeared in the wildfire smoke that settled in the Park.

The weather had been so consistently fantastic for the first few weeks of my residency that you could almost take it for granted. I'm happy I had a few evening's worth to draw and paint it was a feature.

Yellowstone River

Yellowstone National Park

August 2020

The Yellowstone River between the Lake and the Falls is relatively placid, and spectacular. I had hoped to return to this area, but the distances in the park are vast, and everything in between is worth painting.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone National Park

early August 2020


The very first painting I attempted at the Park. And the first lesson I learned was how intricate and detailed every scene was going to be.