30,000 acres of beautiful land and part of that land is devoted to the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts ..."time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West". Brush Creek is a first class dude ranch owned by Bruce and Beth White.....scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges".
The generosity of the White's allows about 100 artists a year to experience this beautiful landscape during 2 to 4 week residencies that are totally free! I'm one of those lucky artists along with 7 others who will be spending the month of January in this beautiful setting.
My first experience at Brush Creek was in 2012. I was working on Hot Yellowstone #3. The series has grown since then. 2017's goal is to get #12 and #13 finished! Residencies are an important time to get lots of work done but also for hatching new ideas and projects. In addition to the Hot Yellowstone series, I am researching new work for a group show with Connie Norman, Do Palma and Jennifer Rife. Our theme will center around, "The Devil's Rope". Ever heard of that phrase? Do you think you know what it refers to? Its always exciting to work with other talented artists on a common theme. All of the work will be united but very different. My final goal is to research and think about Turitella and Wyoming when it was underwater! Can you imagine it!
I best get to work.