Thursday, July 12, 2007


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

50 for 50

On June 23, 2007 I set foot on Alaskan soil and thus completed my quest to visit all 50 of the United States. It was a wonderful trip, and a nice way to celebrate the many great times I've had visiting all around the USA.

Alaska, USA

Started the trip with a journey south from Anchorage to Seward. Here is the harbor at Seward where we departed on a 3-hour cruise of Resurrection Bay. Even a touch of sea sickness didn't take away from my enjoyment of the sights.

Highlight of the boat tour was the encounter with a humpback whale and other wildlife.

Exit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward. Here you can make an easy hike to a close-up view of the glacier. For more info, click here.

Leaving Seward and Anchorage behind, we traveled north and encountered this view of Mt. McKinley, also known as Mt. Denali. At 20,320 feet, it is the granddaddy of mountains on the North American continent. For info, visit here.

Very fortunate that we were able to get this view of the top. They say that visitors to the area only have a 20% chance to see this full view.

What would a trip to Alaska be without seeing real live Alaskan Huskies pulling a dog sled. Click here to read about the kennels at Denali.

The highlight of the trip was a visit to Denali National Park. Had a great time viewing caribou, dall sheep, a moose, and several grizzlie bears. To read about the park, select here.

These pictures don't do justice to the beauty and scale of Denali. It felt like being in another world.

Not many opportunities for good, clear close-up shots of the animals, but viewing them in their natural habitat was a great treat.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Portfolio

A selection of sketches and illustrations from my art portfolio.

Animal sketches.

People Sketches.
Fun with watercolor.