My inspiration comes from living near the water. I paint what I love and what is familiar to me. In a society that has become profoundly disconnected to the natural world, I want my paintings to feel reminiscent of where life originated. I use a variety of mediums. It is common for my work to include a combination of pen, watercolor, colored pencil, gouache, and acrylic paints.
Growing up, Alaska's beauty has been a continuous well of inspiration for me. I am deeply connected to this land, and try to give back to nature and my community in any way possible. I regularly donate my work to organizations/initiatives throughout Alaska and Canada that promote sustainability, conservation, and the betterment of our communities.
Organizations I've worked with include:
- The American Fisheries Society (AFS) https://fisheries.org/
- Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) http://www.akmarine.org/
- Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) http://www.seacc.org/
- The Salmon Project
All art is printed by Ice Fog Press, an independent printer and publisher in Juneau, Alaska.
I take great pride in the fact that my work is painted, printed, and packaged 100% locally. Buying a piece of Mar Amor art means that you have helped support at least 3 small Alaskan businesses.
Mar Amor prints can be found at the following locations:
AK Starfish Co. ( Anchorage, Homer Spit, Seward Harbor )
Resurrect Art Coffeehouse & Art Gallery ( Seward )
Annie Kaill's Art Gallery ( Juneau )
Sitka Sound Science Center ( Sitka )
56° North ( Wrangell )
Riggin Shack ( Coffman Cove )