More sketchbook images. I find myself drawn (literally) to the root system of trees; the crazy organic shapes and interconnectedness of the way trees attach themselves to the earth. And the way they decompose, the mosses. lichens and fungi that assist that process. It’s fascinating to think about trees shaping their roots around rocks and wedging those rocks apart over time. There are plenty of painting ideas in this theme (Entwined is a great example) and I’m looking forward to working these out as the snow flies…
- Michael Boardman is an avid naturalist who has lived his entire adult life in the great state of Maine. His life long interests in wildlife, hiking, kayaking and artwork all combine to create the work you see here. Michael works mostly in watercolor in the field, painting when time permits or field sketching when not. He was selected to be the Visiting Artist at Baxter State Park in 2010 and the Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in 2012. The summer of 2015 he was in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska for the Voices of the Wilderness residency. You can see his work currently at Maine Audubon in Falmouth, ME.