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Inspired by Nature

Nature is my muse. My art and writing are both inspired by nature.

A western fence lizard on a sandstone in the garden of an Ozark nature artist.

Musings from an Ozark nature artist

I’m at an ‘in between’ time at the moment. Between rain showers and rainy days, between things scheduled on my calendar. And since I just finished a painting, I’m between paintings, too. But this is a great time for an Ozark nature artist to get out and enjoy some nature.

New Acceptance | Watercolor USA 2022

The Forager was accepted to the 61st exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American watermedia painting. The juror was Kevin Umaña, co-founder of The Ekru Project, a Kansas City-based artist-run gallery focused on contemporary, emerging, and historically excluded artists. Watercolor USA 2022 Exhibit Details June 4, 2022 – August 28, 2022At the Weisel …

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Whippoorwill Says “Time to Plant Corn”

Yesterday evening I heard the first close whippoorwill of the 2021 season. Rob said he’d heard it the night before and wondered that it didn’t wake me up. And this week we “mowed” grass for the first time. But that’s not what you think.

A swatch of paint made from bituminous coal.

Maybe it isn’t sandstone… Bituminous Coal?

The first time I saw it, the thought that it isn’t sandstone did run through my mind. Other possibilities include bituminous coal. Could that be what this strangely behaving rock is?

Downtown Rogers Art on the Bricks, Virtually

Art on the Bricks, Virtual Show

Starting today you can tour the art at the Downtown Rogers Art on the Bricks from the comfort of your favorite perch. The theme is…. NATURE art! Of course I’m participating 😀

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