Ceremonial Dancer #1

One of a series of southwestern ceremonial dancers.  What has always inspired me to explore native dances is the vibrant color and challenge of capturing the movement and emotional beauty of the subjects.

Ceremonial Dancer #1, watercolor, copyright 1998
Ceremonial Dancer #1, watercolor


This remains one of my personal favorites.  It was bought by a friend, Ed Sender, who was my wife Marie’s next door neighbor when she was growing up outside Chicago.  Inland Empire Magazine did a story about artists living in the San Bernardino mountains (we lived in Crestline, CA at the time), and I was honored they chose it as the cover image.

Ceremonial. Watercolor, copyright 1997

Ceremonial. 32″ x 46″ watercolor

Acrylic on canvas, it was one of my first paintings of the southwest and now hangs in the home of my great friend and first artist rep, Mark “Skip” Buccola who encouraged me to take painting seriously.

Turquoise Warrior by Ed Youngblood, copyright 1994

Turquoise Warrior. Acrylic on canvas.