Capturing the beauty of Nebraska's Wildlife as seen through my eyes.


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A Little Inspiration

“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” – Pablo Picasso
“There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky
“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss
“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross
“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” – Albert Einstein
“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand
“Art is the triumph over chaos.” – John Cheever
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
“A picture is a poem without words” – Horace
“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James Whistler
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

My Galleries

Nebraska Wildlife

A gallery featuring some of Nebraska’s own wildlife species.

Raptors of the Refuge

A gallery featuring a special series of artworks dedicated to the educational and ambassador raptors at Fontenelle Forest and the Raptor Recovery.

Other Wildlife

A gallery featuring wildlife that is not found in Nebraska.

Please excuse my mess, but I’m doing a little house cleaning.  I am in the process of redesigning the website.  Information is being updated and it should be finished by the end of the month.  ~ Cathleen

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7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” 

-Job 12:7-10 New International Version Bible