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Wyoming Vista Third Place honor bittersweet


View of Wyoming after crossing Beartooth Mountains

“Wyoming Vista” was awarded Third Place in the Photography category at the 2022 Fall Open Show scheduled Sept. 4-25 in the Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery at Rockville, Indiana. Thank you to ISU professor emeritus of art David Erickson, the show judge.

This awe-inspiring landscape from a 2020 motorcycle ride through the Beartooth Mountains with my Leroy is a dye sublimation print on aluminum and float-mounted off white acrylic.

I lost my Leroy to cancer August 24, so remembering one of the many experiences we shared in our 20 years together is now bittersweet.

Side by Side Show


Creating two new photography-based digital abstracts for a Side by Side Show June 18-July 11 at Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois was an exciting challenge and rewarding experience!

The prospectus for this show encouraged a photographer and another artist to share two points of view on the same subject. The two mediums are then displayed side by side in the gallery.

Until this show, I have only used my original photographic images to design my abstracts.

For this unique theme, I collaborated with artist friend Todd Stokes who provided his original photos of a rotary phone dial and a yellow flower classified by a Google search as Coreopsis, similar in appearance to daisies.

A close look at “Conversation Piece” hints to its origin, but no one could ever guess the original image used to create “Clowning Around.” Both are perfect examples of the abstract in nature designs I love to create!

The entire show is a unique viewing experience for gallery patrons!