Artist in Residence at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Students sketching along the nature trail during the “Walk with the  Artist” event at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Information Center, Alaska. My first assignment as Artist-in-Residence for the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park last summer was to teach a workshop about sketching in the field. The sun blessed us as we ventured along the […]

The Porch at Kennicott Glacier Lodge

The Kennicott Glacier Lodge hosted me during my Artist-in-Residence at Kennicott, and is my favorite place to stay. I have watched the lodge grow through the years and am friends with the staff, the Assistant Manager Joann pictured with me above, and the owners. I recommend this place as a must to stay when you […]

Hike to Erie Lake

I spent another full day hiking with National Park guides to the iceberg filled Erie Lake on the Root Glacier planning to frame the lake with the glacier in the background to use as reference material for a future painting. Pilot reports said that the lake was full of water, unfortunately it drained out during […]

Sketching Workshop at Kennecott, Alaska

Students joined me for a sketching walk at the Historic Kennecott Copper Mill site. We climbed the trail alongside the mill and sketched from the bridge over National Creek. Students are pictured on the trail to Silk Stocking Row sketching a scene of the mill buildings. A bonus surprise, we found a garden of Columbine […]

Hiking the Root Glacier

Ranger Marie accompanied me with a guide on an all day hike exploring the Root Glacier and the waterfall at Donahoe Peak in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It was a hot, sunny day, ice crampons worked well in the porous surface of the glacial ice. More tomorrow Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist

National Park Volunteers Wrangell-St. Elias

The largest building at May Creek served as the central kitchen, sleeping quarters and gathering place for the brush clearing volunteers. The guys cooked pancakes for everyone on the last day.

Remote Airstrip Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

During my Artist-in-Residency I was invited to join a group of volunteers who were clearing brush from remote airstrips within the park.  This was a perfect opportunity to see more of the park, sketch and photograph some of the public use cabins and surrounding scenery.  We spent a beautiful day at Peavine, a gravel airstrip […]

Exploring Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

While serving as Artist-in-Residence I flew in the park owned single engine Cessna to many interesting sites that can only be reached by small gravel and grass runways.  Here is the runway at Jake’s Bar, a beautiful spot along the Chitina River with a public use cabin.

Sketching Workshop at Copper Center, Alaska

My first assignment as Artist-in-Residence for the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park was to teach a workshop about sketching in the field. The sun blessed us as we walked and sketched along the bluff trail overlooking the Copper River with views of the Wrangell Mountains. We pursued three points of view; finding compositions in the distance, […]

Kennecott Mine Artist Events

Join me at the historic Kennecott, in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, July 17 for a two hour field sketching workshop from 1:15-3:15PM. Art supplies provided. I will be giving a slide presentation showing 30 years of painting the Wrangell-St. Elias July 17, 4:00-5:30PM at the Kennecott Recreation Hall.  Slide presentation July 18, 8:00PM at […]

Copper River Princess Lodge Guest Speaker

I’m getting ready to spend some time in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park as the Artist in Residence 2007. Friday, July 13 at 7:00PM I will be presenting a slide show at the Copper River Princess Lodge, showing 30 years of paintings. July 13 at 1:15-3:15PM I host “A Walk through the Eyes of an […]

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