Recently had opportunity to drive to Florida's west coast and visit the Collector's Gallery and Framery which represents my works there. Leah, the owner, feel in love with "Attracting" and asked me to have it printed so she could hang if on the wall. This was my first time seeing it printer and I must admit I fell in love with it myself. Printed on metal the Great Heron looks like satin standing out among the twigs and leaves in its natural environment. The piece measuring 35 x 37 inches is titled "Attracting" because that is exactly what's going on here. In its breeding plumage, this male heron is "strutting" its stuff as in pose showing off it's beautiful self with the intention of attracting a mate. "Attracting" is on display along with some of the other pieces from my collection carried by the gallery on "my wall".
If you're in Venice, FL or nearby, hope you'll take a moment and check him out along with "Early Morning Fog, Milky Way Over the Keys and Louie. Or, contact me for more info on "Attracting," other images from the "WingedLife Collection" or other pieces.
Art Night at the Burrie, a collaboration with National League of American Pen Women and the new Charlotte Burrie Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL was a huge success. Above are some of the highlights from the evening. It was an honor to create and organize this event and share it with my sister artists, all award-winning and internationally collected, and the community. We each shared our journey's to be the recognized artists we are today.
"Mom and Baby" was selected by Clyde Butcher, renown photographer for wilderness photography of Florida landscapes as the top winner in the Reptile Category of the South Florida Wildlife Center in their recent Wildlife Photography Contest. Quite an honor.
It was an honor to be able to capture this intimate moment. Available in custom sizes and substrates up to 24"x36" on metal, canvas and photography paper.
See more in the Wildlife Gallery.
"Intersection of Art and Healing" Big Thank You to Arts Editor Lucy Arnold for this feature in the Spring 2022 issue of The Pen Women magazine for the 22 works acquired by Cleveland Clinic in Weston. If you are at the Weston location, please take a peak in the Women's Center waiting room to see some of the piece. Others are in the examination rooms. Honored and Grateful.
Pictured above: 1st Place "Rosie" by Phoenix and 2nd Place "When We Grow Up" by Donna Sallee.
Excited that I can now announce that "Rosie" won First Place in the National League of American Pen Women - Fort Lauderdale Branch Juried Media and Fine Arts Exhibit. Honored to be among these 57 works by 31 artist. It's quite a stunning show, perhaps one of the most exquisite I've ever seen. Showing through April 29th at Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center.
See all art work in the exhibit at National League of American Pen Women. Just scroll down the page.
New collectors from Florida's west coast are enjoying "Peacock," 12" x 12" on metal framed in black. See more from the 12x12 Collection.
"Grace" (limited edition, 24"x36" on metal) has been accepted into An Evening of the Arts with JAFCO, on Wednesday, April 13 from 6pm-9pm. It's a special collaboration with the Broward Art Guild and JAFCO Children’s Ability Center. Tickets are available here.
Top: "Rosie" 24"x36" on metal; Bottom: "Pretty in Pink" 16"x24" on metal
Perhaps the most stunning exhibit I've ever hung. Saturday we installed the Annual Juried Exhibit of the National League of American Pen Women-Fort Lauderdale Branch featuring 58 artworks from 31 amazing women artists. I'm feeling tickled pink that both of my pieces were juried into this fine exhibit. On exhibit until end of April at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33019. Let me know if you'd like to visit together.
Many of my earlier works, printed on photograpy paper, matted and framed are on exhibit in my latest solo exhibit "Photographs By Phoenix" at the new Parkland Library, 6620 N University Dr, Parkland, FL. Most of the 25 works on display are limited edition pieces being offered at special prices. The show includes birds, wildlife, lanscapes, waterscapes, sunrise/sunset, Everglades and even a favorite piece taken in Ireland. It also includes my first award-winning photograph, "Tree at Sunset," that happened to win 1st Place and inspired me to embrace my path as a conservation photographer. If you're local, would love to give you a personal tour. If any of these nature wonders speaks to you, please let me know and we can discuss how to get it to you. Thanks for viewing. firstname.lastname@example.org
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