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Geologic Art or "Geoism" is art inspired by the beauties of nature and geological processes taking place on the Earth. My art draws heavily on my 30 years as a geologist where my study of the earth has moved from the scientific to the artistic.

Artist Statement

Most of my working carrier was spent as a geologist with art always playing an important role. I have always been involved with art either as a photographer, potter or sketching geologic formation to better understand my work. A large part of my work involved developing graphic displays that describe the geologic context of a given prospect or project. I enjoyed the work until a work related accident resulted in a disability that closed the door on geologic field work and opened the door on the carrier I always wanted, being an artist.   Many of my paintings draw there inspiration from the geologic and natural world. I’ve termed my work “Geoism”, the expression of geology and geologic processes using an approach of painting and sculpting earthen materials while using natives dyes (when ever possible) and natural materials in my paintings. I try to bring my study of both the large and small scale of the earth’s features to life in my paintings. Texture plays a big role in my work and I’m always on the look out for new texturing materials and techniques. My goal is bringing the beauty of geology and presenting views of the earth in ways that challenge the viewers’ concepts and provides them with new perspectives. The simple outline of a river becomes an impressionistic bordering on an abstract work, but it is simply the shape of a braided river. In this manner I present a simple river but with a view that changes it perspective.  

I have lived in and out of Oklahoma most of my life. The many years of studying geology from Canada to New Mexico with a camera and sketch book in hand, has given me a lot of material to inspire my art, which is now the main focus of my life. I have traveled the world while working as a geologist with a camera and sketch book in hand, providing a lot of inspirational topics. This marriage of geology and art is an evolving process just as geology is and I’m excited to see where it leads.