Gaspard is the name of the little dog in this painting. The name Gaspard means "treasure keeper" and is French for the American name Casper. While most older dogs love to sleep the day away, Gaspard prefers to play all afternoon long in the orchard. He is a firm believer in George Bernard Shaw's quote, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.