Honored to have several pieces available thought the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes website. Thirty percent of all sales are donated to the Center for Great Apes, a United States designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing a permanent sanctuary for great apes in need of lifetime care. See https://www.centerforgreatapes.org/.
Images above are representative of some of my featured pieces. Honored to have my works juried into each year of the Endangered Exhibit since its inception eight years ago.
From all the possibilities, honored to have "Whiteout" selected as the gift given to the 300 plus volunteers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for National Volunteers Week 2021. It was printed on lens cloth to use on glasses and camera lenses. Sized 6.5 x 6.5 inches. Along with the cloth they received my interpretative statement:
Sometimes the weather forecasts get it right. It said that starting at Noon on Friday a front would roll into the Great Smoky Mountains area. They predicted a 100 percent chance of rain for the next 36+ hours.
Like clockwork, the rain came. It started pouring just as I arrived at the top of Grotto Falls!
The rain continued for several days.
With this being the last weekend of my Artist Residency at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I decided to brave the constant rain and return that Sunday to a place I had visited often for sunrise and sunset. The camera, the tripod, and I all wore rain gear.
For an hour I watched and waited, as "smoke" slowly drifted lower and lower across the valley at Morton's Overlook, to capture this decisive moment of clouds, mist and fog over the Smokies.
Phoenix, GRSM Artist-In-Resident
After six years serving as President of the National League of American Pen Women - Fort Lauderdale Branch, I officially stepped down this past Thursday at our annual Achievement Awards luncheon meeting, currently held on Zoom. It's been a pleasure and sincere honor to serve this creative and accomplished cadre of women artists - visual, letters and music composition. The Board really "got" me with surprise gifts personally delivered during the meeting along with this heart-felt video that pretty much captures the spirit and all that we accomplished together. Big Thank You from my Grateful Heart! Enjoy!
Extra Big Thanks to original art by Pat Brooks.
Watch the video tribute
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