On Living

Hearts Need Art is a nonprofit in San Antonio, TX, that makes engagement with the arts real and accessible to people facing life-altering health challenges. They are in the business of “creat[ing] moments of joy, self-expression and connection” with patients in healthcare settings through individual and group arts activities, visual, verbal and musical. What a wonderful vision and mission! I am honored to be in their current online art exhibition, and even more to have been awarded an Honorable Mention by juror Christopher Rabb. The theme of the online show is “I no longer fear death, I fear not living.”…

Local Love

It is especially fun and gratifying to offer local friends local opportunities to see my work on a gallery wall! Two such opportunities are coming up real soon. January 25, 5-7 p.m. – The 6th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition will open with a reception and juror’s talk in Room 103 of the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center, Louisiana Tech University. The TVAC is at 1 Mayfield Ave.* Peace in the Time of Pandemic has been in several national juried shows and was selected “Best Photo” in the habitat category by participants in Louisiana Master Naturalist Association’s 2021 Rendezvous….

Wings 2X

It is always gratifying and exciting to be accepted into a national juried art show. But then there are those shows one truly pines for. You submit your images, pay the fee, and wait with bated breath. And when that email comes with “invited” at the top… “Yippee!” whether anyone else is around to hear it or not. So imagine me when not merely one but TWO of my images were accepted into the 5th Biennial Wings & Water national juried exhibit conducted by River Arts, Inc. in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin! One of the reasons that show means so…

Small Works Are In

‘Tis the season for small works. Lots of galleries stage small works shows about this time of year because small works of art can make special but affordable gifts. They are fun to make as well. Mine are typically prints that range in size from 5×5 framed 10×10 up to 7×7 framed 12×12. The Kansas City Stockyards Gallery invited Ladies of the Night and 5th Position for their Holiday Small Works show. Ladies of the Night is from my trip to Cost Rica in 2019. These elegant “ladies” are wild orchids called “Lady of the Night” (Brassavola nodosa). They were…

Traveling Landscapes

I actually do not shoot a lot of landscapes. Details tend to draw my eye. You might say I don’t see the forest so well because I’m so enamored of the trees! But occasionally “the big picture” wins out, and I come up with a landscape worth sharing. I’m standing on West End Beach photographing the westernmost end of the town of Dauphin Island about a mile away. It has been a long day of walking. Indeed, I walked far enough that I was completely out of sight of these houses for a long time. Hours! Were they real, shimmering…