Will

Sillin

Fine Art and Illustration

View From Skyline Rim, oil on paper, 5.5" x 8", 2020

Many dirt roads that cross featureless plains in the desert will eventually end with a view like this. Somewhere down there in the orange and blue below the horizon the Mars Society prepares for their next move.

 

Angels' Landing, oil oin paper, 4" x6", 2020

A similar view to "Where Angels Tread" above. Yes there is a trail with chains to grasp that leads to the top of that 1500 ft high knife edge monolith. 

Bowknot Bend, oil on paper, 5.5" x 8.5", 2021

The Green River loops through its deeply incised figure 8 meander north of Canyonlands National Park. This passage shows the river going away in the left foreground and coming back at us several miles later in a view made possible by the collapsed wall of the cliffl in the center.

Weeping Wall, oil on paper, 6.5" x 9", 2020

This stupendous cliff face greets visitors driving in from the east side of Zion on Rt.9 as they emerge from a long tunnel.

I cannot express how excited and grateful I am for the opportunity to serve as an Artist In Residence at Zion National Park. The paintings on this page are the product of a trip to Utah in 2020 in lieu of the postponed residency. A huge thank you, as wide as the vistas depicted below, to the staff at Zion and the National Park Service for making the Artist in Residence program a reality.

Allstrom Point Light Bath, oil on paper, 5" x 7", 2021

Lake Powell, Gunsight Butte and Navajo Mountain as seen from cilffs of Allstrom Point.

Where Angels Tread, oil on paper, 7.5" x 10", 2021

Angels Landing, The Great White Throne and the floor of Zion Canyon far below.  A similar view to Angel's Landing below. Both of these paintings are of the afternoon light. One has to hike up very early to capture the light as Maynard Dixon did when he stood nearby to paint "High in the Morning"

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