art by gabriele

Alaska Inside Passage 2013
This summer I had the unique opportunity to travel from Sitka, Alaska, to Orcas Island, Washington, on board Orina, under the command of Captain Joseph Bettis.

Water and wildlife had a profound effect on my creative approach and stirred me into experimenting with new forms of expression.

Like most people I strongly responded to the many encounters with whales.

If you are interested in the experience please read the well written
"Inside the Inside Passage:
True stories from the Land of the Spirit Bear" by Captain Joseph Bettis,

available at


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