Art of the Day: Buffalo Sage

And, somehow, still keeping with the theme of Christmas Day- Yellowstone last Christmas. This is a photograph of a cow shot quite early in the morning before the sun had time to do its work on the frost. Great eye on her and the tongue just makes the pic. If a female buffalo can be pretty, this one might be… It’s really a good portrait of her.

Buffalo Sage

This shot wants to be a square crop and only a square crop. I’ve got it in the gallery on a thick (1/4″) acrylic with a sawtooth hanger on the back for $225, yet it’s available on acrylic (1/8″) in a handmade barnwood frame for $175. Pricing seems strange to me like that, but it’s all about the cost of the materials. There’s enough resolution in this shot to go up to 40×40…or beyond. Email me at to discuss size/material, etc.

Art of the Day: Fletcher, May 2020

One thing that I’m offering out of the gallery is commissioned portraits of pets and livestock. I really do not enjoy shooting people, but animals are another matter – I just love it. This is a shot of Fletcher. And he’s the king of all he sees. And this pic is archetypal Fletch. Really a great capture of who he is (or thinks he is – and, for a cat, there’s no difference).

Fletcher, May 2020

I mentioned yesterday that I think I shoot wildlife portraiture. I’m hoping that’s what I’m getting with pets, too. And while I cannot guarantee results (too many factors, to make that claim – but I will claim that if it doesn’t work, there’s no charge), I’m pretty confident that I can get lots out of your cat, dog, cow, goat, etc. A result that will make you say, “wow…that’s the essence of him!” Animals seem to take to me quickly and react well to me. And that makes for some really great shots. I’ll be posting more pet shots in the future.

For more samples and/or to discuss commissiong a photo of your critter, email me at

Oh, and it didn’t occur to me until just this minute, but if you’d like this pic of Fletcher for your wall, shoot me an email. He’s a handsome one for sure!

Art of the Day: Pretty Jenny

On this nascent site in support of the brick-and-mortar gallery, it seems that I’ve not posted much of the bread and butter of the place. That particular sandwich being wildlife photography. And, hopefully, as you see the stuff, you’ll see that the aim is at wildlife portraiture. That is to say I’d like to think I’m getting something out of the individual critter rather than “I took a picture of a horse”. Maybe you’ll see it in this one. Doesn’t it look like a portrait of her – that individual burro?

This is a female wild burro up near the entrance of an abandoned mine near Oatman, Arizona. When the gold mine closed down, the miners apparently abandoned a bunch of burros and now there are a couple of herds in the area. Neat creatures. And this one is such a pretty one. I swear she not only picked the right spot to stand (all those colors framing her), but she actually posed – even vamped – for me. Pretty girl!

Pretty Jenny

I’ve got this one in the gallery on a 30×40 acrylic for $875 and it’s outstanding. The best value, though, are the smaller acrylics in handmade barnwood frames. The 8×10 (13.5 x 15.5 with the frame) goes for only $85 and the 11×14 (16.5 x 19.5) is $125. Price points for everyone. Add about five percent for shipping within the U.S.

Email me at to purchase or discuss other media (metal, foamcore, traditional prints, etc.) and other sizes. This is really a neat shot. Pretty girl.

Art of the Day: Christmas Sunrise – Yellowstone

Well, Christmas Day is getting to be a theme. If two in a row can be considered a trend. This was taken last year on the 25th of December not too far from the North Entrance. It’s purple-ey in this shot…and one just a couple of minutes later is a neat yellow-orange.

Christmas Sunrise – Yellowstone

The shot is big…full frame at 36mp so we can go to just about any size. How about a 40×60 on metal ($2175) or a triptych on acrylic (three 24 x 48 panels) with a French cleat ($1625)? Or, if you’re more budget-minded, it would look great in a barnwood (15 x 23 at $275)…or even a matted 13 x 19 print ($60).

Or, we could go just monstrous (on ultraboard): 5 feet by 7.5 feet for $1275. Lots of options. And that one would be a bear to ship (or trasport, even). But would look remarkable on your wall!

Someday I’ll have a click-through to purchase. Until then, email me at to discuss size, medium, and price.

Art of the Day: Vetrans’ Christmas Morning

Shot this one Christmas morning several years ago. We were waiting for an event to start and decided to go to the cemetary in Salt Lake City with our cameras. And, as you can see, it was snowing.

Vetrans’ Christmas Morning

Might be a little macabre for some, but I thought it somewhat fitting for the day. Lots to say about vetrans, Pearl Harbor Day, war, etc., but I’ll say nothing except think a bit today.

I really love the shapes the headstones make together. Something compelling about it. (As in life, so in death.) This isn’t its final form, but the crop is close – just a little tweaking yet.

It could probably be printed just about as wide as you wanted it (not much cropped on the width), but realize that it’s at a 1:2.5 ratio (most stuff is at a 2:3) so it’s a long one. For a reference example, prices on this one would be:
9.25″ x 23″, on acrylic (either to be framed or bored for standoffs): $105
10″x25″, on metal (with French cleat): $225

Those prices are just examples. You can choose the medium and size that works best for you. Email me at to discuss ordering this one. I’d send you a final proof of the thing before I printed.

Art of the Day: Grandpa’s Outfit I

My maternal grandfather was a farmer/rancher and an avid horseman – a real lover of horses (and his cattle, too). I had the idea to collect some of his gear (cowboys called the stuff they worked and traveled with their “outfit”) and shoot a still life. I collected as much of his stuff that I could find from those whom (that whom seems strange to me…) inherited it and below is one of the shots that I came up with.

The saddle, chaps, branding iron, and rifle (look at the wear on that thing!) belonged to my grandpa. The hat, rope, and saddle blanket belong to his son, my uncle Joe. And the boots are mine. Three generations represented in the shot. It’s also one of many variations, so expect another few sometime in the future. There’s something pretty authentic about this shot – real history…and part of my history, too.

Grandpa’s Outfit I

It really works best in a square crop. In the gallery, I have it printed 40 x 40 on foamboard and it looks fantastic. I’ve also got at 15 x 15 on acrylic in a barnwood frame…and that’s amazing, too. You can get a print on metal, acrylic, foamboard, or even matted (ready for your own frame). And I can put any of those media (except the foamboard) into a barnwood frame. Send me an email ( to discuss sizes and pricing. If I can remember to, I’ll take a shot of it in the barnwood frame and post it. Looks really super! Truly a piece of the American West.

First Online Offering: Prototype, Bee Mosaic 2.5

This is really a stunning piece. I’ve been printing bees on 1/8″ acrylic hexagons for a year or so…and they’re really neat. But I had a vision of putting them together in what turns out to be almost a sculpture – and it really exceeded my expectations when I put it together. The two larger pieces – in the center of each greater hexagon (bees on lavender) are the base and attached to the wall. The other eleven images float above the two on one-inch standoffs – giving an almost 3D effect (hence the 2.5 in the title).

Prototype, Bee Mosaic 2.5

Because it’s a prototype, it’s truly one-of-a-kind. I’ll be offering larger versions similar, but with different photographs. This one will be labeled “1/1 AP” (AP meaning “artist’s proof”) and there won’t be a follow-on series after the proof. It measures approximately 28″ inches wide and 20″ tall, stands off the wall a little more than an inch, and has two holes for mounting.

I’m nearly certain that there’s really nothing else like it in the world. Absolutely unique and quite eye-catching. There’s something elevating about the life and color. Oh, and check out the shadows that it casts – it’s almost like the shadows become part of the sculpture.

The cost is $475 and includes shipping in a custom-built box. You can purchase it by clicking on the link below. I’ll ship within a day or two (takes a bit to get the box built) and you should have it within a week of purchase.

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Guest Artist – Dec. 2021 & Jan. 2022: Kristin Alley Carver

On the first Friday of every month, the art community in Ogden, Utah conducts The First Friday Art Stroll. Galleries, businesses, and other entities display the art of (usually) an emerging artist and people move from place to place taking in the scene and purchasing the art.

For, I’ve chosen to dedicate a prime wall to this initiative and will be featuring a different artist monthly. For this month (two months because we missed December’s stroll), the guest artist is Kristin Alley Carver. Here’s a shot of the wall that just does not do her work justice.

Kristin is an accomplished print maker and her work really impresses me. We’re honored to have her work in the gallery as the first guest artist. Hopefully, if I can get it figured out, I’ll show her individual pieces on this site…and offer them for online sales. They’re really exquisite – and probably underpriced (from $80 to $550 or so).

The Gallery is Now Open

After more than a year on the road at art festivals and shows, some months every weekend, it seemed that a brick-and-mortar gallery was indicated. So, after a month of 12+ hour days of renovation, the lights are on and the doors are open. It’s located in Ogden, Utah (2246B Washington Blvd.). Please stop by when you’re in the area. It’s really looking good – better than this phone photograph of the storefront for sure. It’s still a work in progress as evidenced by the lack of use of the front display – and the ladder in the background. But it really looks and feels great inside.

Of course the gallery includes the photographs, but also work from other accomplished artists. And this art will make its way onto this site, too.

This site should eventually be an online portal to the gallery (with click-through purchasing options), but I’m not entirely sure how I want to construct and manage it. However, because the gallery name is a URL (, it’s silly not to have at least a minimal online presence here. So please bear with me until I get this figured out. In the meantime, some of the art in the gallery may be found on I also post a new picture of a bee each day at – and that’s worth a look.

Finally, no matter what form this site takes eventually, I’ll be updating it often – perhaps even daily – with new photographs and other art.