Category Archives: Seasonal

Fall Ripple Affect – retitled Serenity Pool – in its rightful home


I borrowed this scene of Indiana autumn from my Clay County neighbors. In this case, the “grass IS greener ” on the other side. I have woods and farmland, they have that and more. They are truly blessed, and I for them allowing me to drink in their view. This one is “busy” but gives you a snapshot of the colorful season we are blessed with each year. The ripple effect disturbed the reflection,  but I like it, because it reminds me that in addition to the heavens and the earth, God also created the fishes in the sea.  It also is humbling because I realize that no matter how hard I try, I can’t recreate perfection.

In 2017, I retitled the 2014 landscape image “Serenity Pool” for the River City Art Association Juried Exhibition hosted/sponsored by Union Hospital to celebrate its 125th anniversary in Terre Haute.

This April, Fall Ripple Affect  went to my neighbors with the Serenity Pool in their backyard.

Fall Ripple Affect retitled Serenity Pool

‘City in Pane’ and other works receive honors in July-August


First Place and Second Place: City in Pane, giclee print on canvas

I purposely, but I must say anxiously, waited until selections in a couple of prestigious juried competitions were decided (not invited to either) before I posted my honors back in July and August.

Sycamore Frost, First Place in TREES Inc. 2019 contest; First Place in Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show in 2019 and Third Place in 2020 Annual Midwest Photography Show.

It was a great honor to receive a Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention in the Annual Midwest Photography Show late-July thru mid-August at the Link Art Gallery in Paris, Illinois.

I also received a First Place in the photography/digital category at River City Art Association’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibition in August in Terre Haute, Indiana.

I am not a professional photographer so competing in both juried categories was quite a challenge for me.

Until this year!

My giclee print on 14 x 20 canvas titled “City in Pane” was awarded Second Place at the Paris show, and a 11 x 14 version,  First Place in the Terre Haute exhibition!!

Telephone Network Interface

The Third Place in the Paris show went to my photograph, “Sycamore Frost,” which received two First Place honors in 2019.

The Honorable Mention at Paris was awarded to “Telephone Network Interface” on aluminum. I have since re-titled it  “Stranglehold,” and it is now displayed in my solo show at Corporate Square in Terre Haute through mid-December.

Upcoming show:

“City in Pane,” as well as two new abstracts, “Flood of Emotions” and “Where Two Rivers Flow as One,” will be on display in the Gaslight Art Colony gallery in Marshall, Illinois Oct. 17 through Nov. 14.

A virtual opening for River City Art Association’s “River Life” membership show is set for 5 p.m. CDT Oct. 17 during the GAC gallery’s Facebook Live event.  Artwork in that exhibition can be purchased on the website at gaslightartcolony.com