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Till the Cows Come Home

Till the Cows Come Home


And me too!

I just returned home after spending nine glorious days participating in the 2011 Fields Project in Oregon, Illinois.

On the first morning I was there, a few cows from a neighboring farm came by to say hello. Elsie Richolson, my host, called the cows’ owner and then shooed them back toward their home.

At the Fields Project Art Show on June 26th I was interviewed by Chris Johnson, a reporter and photographer from the Ogle County News. Here’s the story: Unique Art Created During Fields Project.

And here’s a link a Flickr set where you’ll find more photos from my time in Illinois. These are some of the ones I took of Grant, Kaitlin, and a few of their critters.

Off to Oregon, Illinois, for the 2011 Fields Project

Among the Corn

I’ve been selected to be a visiting artist with this year’s Fields Project in Oregon, Illinois, and I’m really excited about it. I’m especially excited to be photographing farm life. It’s a subject I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time.

Visiting artists stay with a farm family for the nine-day event, and they’re free to work on any project in any medium. Because encaustic is somewhat cumbersome to travel with, and I’d have to have access to electricity, I’ve decided to leave the wax at home and go with the cameras.

On the last Sunday of the event, Fields Project visiting artists will display and sell their work alongside regional artists at the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Mix Park, located on Rt. 2, south of Rt. 64 in Oregon, IL.

If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello!

‘Spanish Steps’: My Deblois Gallery Open Show Submission

Spanish Steps


My photograph “Spanish Steps” received an Honorable Mention in the Deblois Gallery’s annual open show. The theme for this year’s show is “Step On It.”

The photograph is from the Los Carmonas flamenco dance school recital shoot I did with my friend Lorna in Sydney. All the flamenco dancers were wearing black shoes except for one. It seemed to fit the theme perfectly.

The show runs from March 6 – 28, 2010.

The Deblois Gallery is located at 138 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. And on the web at