Snapshots taken by my son, Mathew, were the inspiration for these paintings. He took the photos through the windshield of the car as we drove through a raging sandstorm while I concentrated on staying on the road. The storm was the first really big one I had to drive through on the way to Ajo. It was scary but also eerily beautiful.

This is a sequential series of small paintings. They show the sandstorm from beginning to end. These paintings are somewhat abstract, and can be appreciated even if the viewer doesn’t know the story behind their creation. They are 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel. They are the first paintings that I created in my new studio in Ajo.