First Exhibit in June - Las Olas Capital Arts "20th Solo Artists Reunion" Exhibit
If you're in town for early summer, plan on attending for a super event, party, art and more!
If you can't attend, let me know and we can make a date for a private showing.
Pictured, L to R: "Early Morning Fog" 30x40" on metal, "Athena" 25x37" on metal, "Dawn's Early Light" 16x24" on metal.
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National League of American Pen Women's opening reception at the Sunrise Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL, United States, FL, was a huge success. It was well attended by our members, patrons, Sunrise City cultural council memers and community members. More highlights from the evening can be viewed on Facebook page. It featureds 2 artworks from 23 artists, including yours truly. My pieces are "Chocolate Lily" and "Before the Storm". Love to share exhibit with you, live and in-person. Send email with your preferred days and times.
Hope you can join the fun. Honored to be juried into three exhibits that open this weekend along with many other talented artists. If you miss the opening, as always, feel free to contact me directly to set-up a personal tour, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past June I was gifted the opportunity to stay at Olga and Jim's Cape Cod home. For one week, I was up early and out late every day to capture the magic of Cape Cod. With extensive research on the surrounding, I set out to capture perhaps a different view of this famed land. Captivated by the light, I sought out compositions that evoke solitude, peace and simplicity. I often walked one to two miles each way across sand dunes and beaches to capture the moment.
View the Cape Cod and National Seashore collection
Even with the best planning, sometimes things go awry. My last night resulted in being rescued by 911 Provincetown and the National Park Service. Research showed that it was a 20 minute walk from the parking sand lot to Race Point Light. For me it was about an hour and a half on the unmarked trail through sand and marsh grass. By the time I found the lighthouse sunset was falling fast. I found my best composition and attempted to out race (no pun intended) the sun as it was blocked by the dunes to return to the sand lot. Not able to find my foot prints or anyone else’s I found a higher ground on the dunes and was guided to call 911. Miraculously the cell phone had reception and two hours later I was on the road home. Hopefully the image above was worth it.
On Exhibit Now
Grateful for such a busy exhibition month. From landscapes to Dali like, to wildlife. Not including two galleries that represent me, works have been juried into four exhibits. In addition to being the featured artist, with 25 pieces in the Ocean's Away exhibit at the GALLERYone DoubleTree Hotel, now showing in these exhibits:
* Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience, ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
* Wilton Arts Artsquare12x12.2023, Pride Corner Art and Frame, 2151 Wilton Drive, FL, It's a fund-raising auction, visit in person and/or bid on-line. My works are #188 and #189.
* Pen Women's Annual Juried Fine Art & Photography Show, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
* Oceans Away Exhibit, GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. 2670 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Featured Artists, 25 pieces, 11 new and never shown before.
Let me know if you'd like a personal tour, Cappuccino on me.
Thanks to urgings from street photog Sharron Demarest I entered the 19th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award. On Sunday while out photographing eagles in southwest Florida Sharron called not once but twice. First she called to share that I won an honorable mention for my nature series. Then she called back again. She just discovered that I won the bigger prize, the Best in Category for Landscape and Seascapes. This series of images are posted above. This is a huge international contest for women photographers. Honored to be selected by jurist Barbara Davidson, three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning photographer/ director as well as past recipient of this award.
Pictured Top to Bottom, L to R:
Early Morning Fog
Milky Way Over Casperson Beach
Moon Over the Marsh
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It all started with "Light in the Forest". Longtime collector and friend saw it just as I was taking it down at a recent solo exhibit. Within less than a week the next three images were selected. So blessed to have these fine art photographs now gracing her newly renovated home.
Light in the Forest, 24" x 36" on metal
Yosemite Daybreak, 30" x 60" on metal (my largest printed work to date)
Early Morning Fog, 24" x 36" on metal
Tree and Stream, 21" x 42" on metal
"The entry attached has won our REPTILE category! This is a beautiful photo, and we are thrilled you chose to share it with us!"
- Carolina Montano, Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services
It was an honor to submit an entry for the South Florida Wildlife Center's photography contest earlier this year. I've had the privilege to visit the center and see the care and healing they provide for injured wildlife throughout the greater South Florida area. Once my neighbor recovered a young chick that fell out of its nest and took it to the center.
About the photo: Mother Alligator with her young hatchling stretched out across her head. For me it's a reflection of motherhood, only in an animal species many fear. Symbolically this image represents a mother's nature to support, protect and, literally, uplift their young giving them the best opportunity to survive and hopefully thrive.
More in the Wildlife Collection
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 it 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.
"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.
Intuitive Soul Photographer of nature, wildlife and people. Be inspired!