"Mount Hood"
This drawing is included in the 36th Annual Bosque Art Classic.
30" x 15" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
DEAVER'S RANCH
Artists must draw inspiration from the environment they find themselves in and the experiences they are involved with, and while my environment is not what could be called grandiose, I find a certain thrilling excitement in the small and quiet scenes that the "Heart of Texas" affords.  
And this drawing depicts a place that is classic Texas. The faint yet discernible path that extends through the trees brings the wanderer past life abundant in the fields and vegetation, bordered by a barb wire fence to keep the cattle and horses from roaming. Prickly cactus and scratchy grass contrast with the soft clouds and dark foliage of Oaks and Elms, while birds sing and cicadas tell of summers heat.
Life in a Texas summer must be resilient to survive, but there is a delicate charm evident when studied as a whole, and that graceful beauty is what this artwork is suggesting. 
48" x 24" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
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..TREES LIKE TOWERS IN FORESTS LONG AGO...
This drawing represents the astounding range of creation and Tolkien again provides inspiration:
“...Yavanna, the Giver of Fruits .... is the lover of all things that grow in the earth, and all their countless forms she holds in her mind, from the trees like towers in forests long ago to the moss upon stones or the small and secret things in the mould.”

Excerpt From: J. R. R. Tolkien. “The Silmarillion.”
28" x 48" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper

OLD MAN BY THE LAKE
It has been suggested to me that these drawings, seeing that they require intense, prolonged focus, and periods of struggling to see what’s really happening, to perceive truth, could be looked at as an interview of sorts with the subject. I like that idea.
The title, “The Old Man by the Lake” reflects the age old tendency of humans to anthropomorphize our fellow creatures and objects that surround us, and how interesting that the resulting “truth reflected through a fellow creature” could be thought of as a completely silent conversation. A dialogue taking place; information received and a response given, with no words spoken. This tree exists, it was once alive and growing, now it stands only as a monument testifying to its own reality, and here is my interview with a tree.
25" x 34" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper

Old Souls 24"x30" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
OLD SOULS
This striking composition of two old oaks living and growing together, benefiting from one another's strength, seems to me a perfect illustration of the bond achieved through two people faithfully serving one another till death parts them.
24" x 30" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
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The Music of the Wind 18"x28" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
THE MUSIC OF THE WIND
Tolkien's Middle Earth has been a looming influence on my life and it can't help but come out through my art. This work is inspired by his use of music as the vehicle of the creation of Arda.
Pictured here are the themes of Manwë, Lord of the Airs and Yavanna, Queen of the Earth and the still greater song that is achieved when these themes are in harmony.
18" x 28" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
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The Road Goes Even On 23"x12" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
THE ROAD GOES EVER ON
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.” Bilbo Baggins
“The Lord of the Rings"
23" x 12" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
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Sing every Verse 15"x12" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
SING EVERY VERSE
In memory of the late Kurt Kaiser.
15" x 12" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
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THE UPWARD Path
12.5" x 15" Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
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