Yellowstone 2020/21 - Landis Art Residency

Studio at the Connie Landis Art Residency

Gardiner, MT

August 2020

These are the paintings begun during my sojourns into Yellowstone National Park in August 2020.

Yellowstone Lake at Pelican Bay

Graphite, color pencil, acrylic on linen

14 x 18"

A smaller study from the sandy shore of Pelican Bay looking out south across Yellowstone Lake.

Norris Basin

Graphite, color pencil, acrylic on linen

~12 x 20"

A smaller study from the Norris Geyser Basin.


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!



Lamar Valley

Graphite, color pencil, acrylic on linen

24 x 30"


Lamar Valley Study

Graphite, color pencil, acrylic on hardboard

10.5 x 15"

Private Collection


Bunsen Peak

color pencil, acrylic on linen

13 x 64"


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.

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Yellowstone River

Yellowstone National Park

June 2021

I've been told that the Yellowstone River at the north end of the Hayden Valley is where the wolves like to cross. I really enjoyed the contrast of the shaded forest on the east side of the river while the west side was lit as the sun rose. Mt. Washburn is in the background.

Yellowstone River

Yellowstone National Park

August 2020

The Yellowstone River between the Lake and the Falls is relatively placid, and spectacular. This is my first attempt at painting the river.


Yellowstone River (finished painting)

21 x 26"

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.