September 14, 2021


I recently picked up a copy of the new book, Landscape Painting Now and I’m enjoying it a great deal. Especially the landscape paintings of my heroes Wayne Thiebaud, Eric Katz, and David Hockney.

The extensive compendium features 400 illustrations of recent paintings by 80 artists. An extensive essay by Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation, adds interesting historic references.


The book is an ambitious survey which takes a global view of the subject and makes a case for the unprecedented viability of, well, landscape painting now!


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Marshall

September 7, 2021


When I moved to Montana in 1968 I was excited to be moving close to The Big Mountain. I thought Montana was all about skiing! I had no idea how important Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake would become to my then young life. When I did “discover” Glacier, I immediately made the decision to hike every mile of every trail in the park. It remains a goal I have yet to accomplish even though I do, from time to time, after 54 years living in the shadow of the park, still make tracks on previously untravelled ground.


Last Saturday we took a drive on The Going To The Sun Road. It was like visiting life long friends as we passed familiar vistas and rivers and ridge tops that I know like the back of my hand. Here’s one many of you will recognize.

Wild Goose Island, St. Mary’s Lake

Thanks to my friend Steve Potter for the fly rod caught sockeye we dined on while enjoying this iconic view!


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Marshall

August 31, 2021


There comes a time when I must make a clean break and a fresh start. About once a year I toss the piece of glass that functions as my palette and begin again. It’s rather cathartic. I always enjoy laying out new colors on an unsullied surface.

Out with the old. In with the new!


Let's keep in touch,


Marshall