Oil on canvas landscape painting made for an invitational exhibition “On or About Rockwell Kent”. Artists responded to Rockwell Kent’s ‘Bituminous Coal’ series of works that depicted and questions the Coal production in the United States during the 30’s and how it impacted many employed and relied upon coal production to thrive. Rockwell’s ‘Bituminous Coal’ series of works had a personal connection for me. My Great-Grandfather was a coal miner in West Virginia for most of his life. I decided to interpret and investigate Rockwell’s use of dramatic color and incorporate that as well as aggressive gesture and mark making to recreate the landscape I envisioned in Beckley, West Virginia.