Living in the Berkshires on the Edge of a deep forest, I explore the forest nearly every day with my dog, Lily.  While she leaps and snuffles, chasing every scent, I unfold my stool, pull out my paints and pen, and record in words and images the forest’s revelations. These paintings accompany essays, Illuminating the Hidden Forest, published weekly in The Berkshire Edge, a newspaper in Western Massachusetts.

Oysters Climbing
Oysters Climbing
On a log in the September woods
On a log in the September woods
Mushroom fairy veil
Mushroom fairy veil
Weeping tree
Weeping tree
Oysters on a Log
Oysters on a Log
Mycena Mushrooms on a Log
Mycena Mushrooms on a Log
Papoose
Papoose
Trees in Winter
Trees in Winter
Acorns on the Forest Floor
Acorns on the Forest Floor
Everything is Interesting
Everything is Interesting
In the Grotto
In the Grotto
An Incandescence of Mushrooms
An Incandescence of Mushrooms
Inside a stump
Inside a stump
Winter Ice
Winter Ice
What we see isn’t all there is
What we see isn’t all there is
Life on a Log
Life on a Log
Autumn Ferns with Red and Yellow Mushrooms
Autumn Ferns with Red and Yellow Mushrooms
September Forest
September Forest
Purple Tooth Rosette
Purple Tooth Rosette