My stay at the Murie cabin was my thirteenth visit to Denali National Park. I have returned at least once a year since my first visit in 1998. Nowhere else have I found such a huge expanse to explore. With every return trip I get to know it more intimately. Nowhere else have I had the richness of experiences so necessary for my work. This year I chose a summer stay so I could capture more of the greens that I had been missing from my mostly autumn visits. I chose to paint a young Dall Sheep I came across on Polychrome Pass on one of my last days. The light was perfect and the hillside was spotted with wildflowers. The sheep was posed perfectly atop Marmot Rock, resting in the afternoon sun. I will continue to return every year as every year Denali reveals a little more to me that I have not seen before.
— Eric Meyer, 2006
Eric Meyer is a wildlife artist who works with oils. He has painted mostly fall landscapes on his previous trips to Denali, and is looking forward to expanding his work to include the lush, green landscapes of summer.
Last updated: March 29, 2017