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David Mollett

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In 1988 I began a series of trips to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to paint from the landscape. Within minutes of arriving at Schrader-Peters Lakes on my first trip, I knew I'd found an incredible place to paint. There were composition possibilities in every direction. The variety of color and geological formations could provide a lifetime of working material.

My landscapes are completed in the field, whatever the size. Quick drying alkyd paints have proven to be a fairly good substitute for oils. I enjoy painting deep space vistas and like to deal with water and changing skies.

Very few people have been to the Refuge, and the public has almost no idea what the place looks like. My goal has been to demonstrate that the high Arctic is not a barren wasteland, and to draw attention to and preserve the beauty of the Arctic Refuge.


Lake Peters I Lake Peters Midnight Chamberlin Creek Hulahula River Brooks Range Cliffs
Lake Peters I
Alkyd on canvas
40 x 30 in
1988
Lake Peters Midnight
Alkyd on canvas
24 x 18 in
1991

Chamberlin Creek
Alkyd on canvas
36 x 48 in
1991

 

Hulahula River
Alkyd on canvas
50 x 40 in
1989

 

Brooks Range Cliffs
Alkyd on canvas
42 x 32 in
1993
Boulders Brooks Range Mountain Rock Wall, Canning River The Big Bluff Marsh Creek

Boulders
Alkyd on canvas
48 x 36 in
1992

 

Brooks Range Mountain
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 16 in
1992

 

Rock Wall, Canning River
Alkyd on canvas
32 x 42 in
1993

 

The Big Bluff
Alkyd on canvas
72 x 54 in
1993
Marsh Creek
Alkyd on canvas
24 x 20 in
1990
Camden Bay Simpson Cove Sheenjek Cliff Face Rocky Shore Carnivore Creek

Camden Bay
Alkyd on canvas
1990

 

Simpson Cove
Alkyd on canvas
24 x 20 in
1990
Sheenjek Cliff Face
Alkyd on canvas
48 x 36 in
1990
Rocky Shore
Alkyd on canvas
50 x 40 in
1993

Carnivore Creek
Alkyd on canvas
60 x 48 in
1988

 

Upper Canning Valley Lake Peters II Lake Peters III Lake Peters IV Okiotak Mountain

Upper Canning Valley
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 16 in
1992
New to the site

 

Lake Peters II
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 16 in
1988
New to the site

Lake Peters III
Alkyd on canvas
1988
New to the site

Lake Peters IV
Alkyd on canvas
72 x 54 in
1991
New to the site

Okiotak Mountain
Alkyd on canvas
39 x 14.5 in

1988
New to the site

Marsh Fork, Canning River View from Kelly Ridge Cabin at Old Rampart Creek at Old Rampart Beaufort Sea

Marsh Fork, Canning River
Alkyd on canvas
16 x 20 in
1992
New to the site

 

View from Kelly Ridge
Alkyd on canvas
40 x 14 in
1988
New to the site
Cabin at Old Rampart
Oil on canvas
17 x 23 in
1998
New to the site
Creek at Old Rampart
Oil on canvas
22 x 17 in
1998
New to the site
Beaufort Sea
Alkyd on canvas
1990
New to the site
Cloud Peak Canning River Aichilik Mountain Atigun River Gorge  
Cloud Peak
Alkyd on canvas
22 x 15 in
1988
New to the site
Canning River
Alkyd on canvas
30 x 24 in
1992
New to the site
Aichilik Mountain
Alkyd on canvas
72 x 36 in
1990
New to the site

Atigun River Gorge
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in
1997
New to the site

 

 
         
Artwork ©1988-2007 by David Mollett. Used with permission of the artist.