I was fortunate enough to be designated driver for an artist in residence, who came to visit the Arctic for a week. The Bureau of Land Management in Fairbanks sponsored for the first time this year an artist to visit and work for a week in the Coldfoot area. Kelly Ann Sheridan from Idaho Falls was chosen as the inaugural artist.
Kelly used a variety of paints to create impressions of the Brooks Range. It was amazing to see how she created subtle hues of green and blue from a limited palette of base colors. Painting in the outdoors in the Arctic had its own challenges. The mosquitoes were merciless. The light and mood of the scenery would change rapidly. In the end it was all good.
The finished results of her short visit to the Arctic may be for sale at the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot, AK or on her website.