Join me for my fourth annual exhibit
SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW
seasons along the panhandle trail
Paintings, sketches and photographs
Opening Friday August 25, 2017 5:00 P.M.
through Saturday August 26 9:00 P.M.
Panhandle Trail Quarry Area as part of Rock The Quarry
FEATURED WORK: “Dramatic Light”, digital photo, March 10, 2017
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For faraway friends: Though this is a “tent and display” show, I will be posting special discounts on both originals and prints and merchandise here when the show opens and afterward.
I’ve been visiting the Panhandle Trail for more than 15 years with my bike and on foot, for exercise and inspiration, more inspiration than exercise, packing in with backpacks of camera equipment and art supplies. I’ve taken thousands of photos along the trail and off in the woods, but I’ve also done a number of sketches while there in pencil, charcoal, pastel and watercolor, and arriving home in my studio to do more from photos. I’ve collected a number of these for an exhibit, but not in a gallery—right on the trail, where I’ve spent so much time and found these inspirations. It’s the place where I found the scene of one of my favorite paintings, “Dusk in the Woods”.
This year I have a new gallery of photos, including “Dramatic Light”, above, and others from that same magical morning, and a special collection of wildflowers and butterflies. I’ve been busy with even more handmade gift items featuring my art and photography of the trail. The photo below shows canvas prints, archival digital prints, framed original photos and paintings, laminated placemats, paper gift bags, gift boxes, coasters and hand painted candle votives, a sample of what I have ready right now.
My display in 2016…
Some prior originals are also available as are prints of just about everything. You’ll find:
- all original paintings that are available
- framed prints of select photos included in the exhibit
- framed digital prints of select paintings included in the exhibit
- digital prints of all the photos in various sizes
- greeting cards and note cards of many of the paintings and photos
- various handmade gift items and housewares
My display in 2015…
You’ll find me in my tent during Rock the Quarry, the annual fundraiser for the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail. I’ll have my exhibit set up and also have a display of prints, photos and notecards I’ve created over the years of scenes from along the trail and off in the woods. Once Rock the Quarry is over, they all come home with me so this will be your only opportunity to see them all together, although I will set them up as an online gallery as I have been setting up each of my exhibits.
A portion of sales of art and merchandise during Rock the Quarry will benefit the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail.
Original paintings from 2016
Paths I Have Walked
22” x 28”, pastel, $650
Running Through the Woods
16” x22”, pastel, $500
7. Bright Autumn
14” x 20”, pastel, $300
12” x 18”, pastel, $150
Other paintings and prints of paintings included in the exhibit
I’ll be previewing new works over the next few weeks. Clicking on any image in the gallery will bring up a full-size image, and you can also see the images in a slideshow (photos are below).
Photos included in the exhibit, about half of what I’ve included
Clicking on any image in the gallery will bring up a full-size image, and you can also see the images in a slideshow.
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What’s the quarry? The Panhandle rail line, which was removed to built the trail in the old rail bed, runs right through a century-old limestone quarry, a portion of which is still actively quarried. The quarry ponds are there and that and the woods around make a natural gathering place.
I use this trail all the time, and part of my giveback is to maintain their website and the little bit of social networking that we do, along with photographing things. I use to volunteer during the event, usually in the kitchen dishing out easy food, but this is much more fun.
Music, food, science demo, games, raffles, bonfire, fire trucks, fun for all ages.
For over ten years, Rock the Quarry (RTQ) has been an annual tradition. RTQ features two days of music, food, and fun. Each year, RTQ showcases up-and-coming local musical talent. Day two of RTQ features lots of activities for the kids as well as the Grand Rubber Duck Race and the traditional Sunset Remembrance Ceremony.
For more information on the event including maps and parking, please visit www.panhandletrail.org.
Don’t miss any new items or opportunities!
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