The 2017 Chain of Parks Art Festival in Tallahassee gave me an Award of Distinction this year!! After over 30 years of doing outdoor art festivals, awards are always a surprise. Recognition of my work in this way has given me encouragement to continue exploring the subjects that have been my focus over all these years...botanical imagery, landscapes, and, in general, the natural world. In retrospect, these images represent the theme and variations, rhythm and counterpoint I see in the landscapes around us.
So, here again, the retirement question comes up. Am I going to do any more outdoor shows? Right now the answer is "maybe with no specific schedule in mind". Certainly, the Chain of Parks show and the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival are on my calendar for 2018. I'll wait and see if I decide to do others, and I'll post them here in the future along with new images.