I am actually both a writer and artist. I am going to be Artist-in-Residence at the Lewis and Clark County Historical Society (58 N. Last Chance Gulch, in downtown Helena, Montana), during the month of July. I'll be working on my Helena Genius Loci series of paintings. This is a look at my first painting in progress, based on Chief Washakie of the Shoshone, as the South, on a 3 by 4 feet canvas. The first phase will be four paintings as the basis for an installation piece.