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.
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.
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
Grateful to learn that the 12x12 on metal with frame version of "Fan Dance" has a new home on Florida's west coast. Thanks dear collector. See more in the 12 x 12 Collection.
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In all these years, this is the first time I actually stopped to look back on the thousands of images I've taken to narrow it down to my favorites. It's an interesting exercise to observe what calls out to me, makes me pause and relive the moment and emotions, and get a feel for where I spent my time, energy and love. With COVID_19 seemingly shutting down the world starting on March 15, 2020, for the most part I took very few images in 2020, other than those in my backyard and around my neighborhood. Starting 2020 Halloween night with a full moon I started extending my photo adventures and by Thanksgiving that year I was venturing out at least two times each week. Staying closer to home I found myself taking far fewer landscape images than my norm in past years. As much as I love landscapes and waterscapes, thankfully I live in a birder's paradise and found myself frequenting nature refuges, wetlands and parks that are known for attracting birds. I also edited a few images originally taken few years back; Forst Bathing is included in this collection. Hope you enjoy my favorites of 2021.
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Grateful that "Everglades After Sunset," "Rosie," and "Double Vision" were juried into the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. Online Exhibit runs through Nov 30th. To see my works scroll to the left. https://bit.ly/3p0znN8phoenixspiritdiva
Proceeds from this exhibit help support The Center for Great Apes, a 501 (c)(3), a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, from the exotic pet trade, or who are no longer wanted as pets where great apes need rescue and lifetime care.
Excited to be exhibiting many loved works from the landscape, winged life and 12 x 12 collections in the National League of American Pen Women's current show at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center along with art works from some of south Florida's best women artists. With the holidays already starting, let me know if you see something that you love for yourself, loved one or friends. Show runs through December 7. 300 Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33486
"Burrowing Owl" is in the "For the Birds" exhibit at the Broward Art Guild. the exhibit runs through September 23. Also, it's available to view or purchase online at https://art.browardartguild.org/category/for-the-birds. You may notice it is considerably underpriced. I didn't notice until I delivered it the day of in-take that one of the corners is slightly bent. Barely visible, someone had to bring to my attention. Price covers cost plus commission. Email me if you'd like to meet at the gallery or work through me to purchase this popular work.
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