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Caryl J Bohn

CarylJBohnFineArt

Lincoln, NE

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I am a born and raised Native of Ohio, a Boilermaker, wife and homeschooling mother of a high school student. I’ve lived in more places than I have fingers to count on.

I have endured the adventure that more than 22 years of marriage moving brings: long, dark, brutal winters in North Dakota; moves; long separations; single parenthood; and some of the best scenery and people this land has to offer. We travel far and wide. Every move, we get to know the community as fast as we can, since we aren't assigned there very long. I love the big picture, but relish the nooks and crannies, often overlooked by our race to the destination inter-state society'. Give me lightning fast internet and a small town fair or festival every couple of weeks, and I'm happy as a clam.

I have always been overly fascinated by the weather, nature, and all things in the realm of science. My love for sewing came from my thrifty and creative mother, and blossomed to keep me sane over the years. I have moved from traditional bed quilts, contemporary bed quilts; super miniature quilts (the smallest being ¾ of an inch square), and to designing and dying my own fabrics to use in one of a kind art quilts. I long ago decided that fabric was cheaper than therapy. (Well, that’s what I tell my husband anyway.) After several years of listening to military movers complain about moving hundreds of pounds of fabric, I donated the whole lot to a local school for quilts for the VA hospital. But what was I to do to fill the void?

I've restored treadle sewing machines, felted, dabbled in acrylics, been a pastry chef, stamped, painted full room murals, dying silk scarves and fabrics, metal detecting, knitting, volunteered more hours than I care to contemplate, taught, tutored, stenciled, and done design work, but through it all was photography. (My poor husband has put up with all this craziness all these years. Bless His Heart.)

By this time all this sunk in, I was lucky enough to find myself living on one of the most stunning beaches in the US, Navarre Beach, FL. Its stunning bleach white beaches and emerald green water called for a camera every time I walked out the door.

Now I find myself living in the middle of no where, or as I like to say.... In the middle of everywhere. We are smack in the geographic center of the continental US. Oh what fun it has been so far, new places, faces, and adventures.

Soon watercolors followed. The OCD in me has a love/hate relationship with the way watercolors behave with a mind of their own. I am never far from my watercolor travel kit OR my camera.


I create out of a need to see what can be done, try to capture the moment to savor later, and believe that art has the ability to tell you what it wants to become. There are never mistakes, only surprises.

 

Salute to Service by Caryl J Bohn

 

Geometric Fins by Caryl J Bohn

 

Classic Continental by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blue Runway by Caryl J Bohn

 

C-17 Red by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blue Lights the Way by Caryl J Bohn

 

Offutt Tower by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blue Angel No 6 by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blue Angels Vignette by Caryl J Bohn

 

Silver Sprockets by Caryl J Bohn

 

Hot Rod in Blue by Caryl J Bohn

 

Prairie Wind and Ink by Caryl J Bohn

 

Wilson Block in Blue by Caryl J Bohn

 

Lincoln Zephyr in Blue by Caryl J Bohn

 

Shuttle In Blue by Caryl J Bohn

 

Xenia Ohio Courthouse by Caryl J Bohn

 

It's The Little Things by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Roaring Silence by Caryl J Bohn

 

Looking Upwards by Caryl J Bohn

 

No Bats by Caryl J Bohn

 

Rays on the Church by Caryl J Bohn

 

Old Tyme Religion by Caryl J Bohn

 

This Way to Game Day by Caryl J Bohn

 

Across Campus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Down Memory Lane by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Big Day by Caryl J Bohn

 

Black and White and Red All Over by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blue Bells by Caryl J Bohn

 

Z O and O Railroad by Caryl J Bohn

 

Painted Lady Goes to Dinner by Caryl J Bohn

 

Painted Lady Goes Out by Caryl J Bohn

 

Hydrangea by Caryl J Bohn

 

Swee Hydrangea by Caryl J Bohn

 

Snow In July by Caryl J Bohn

 

So Then Phyllis Said by Caryl J Bohn

 

No Nothing Seems Out of Place by Caryl J Bohn

 

Neon Flamingo by Caryl J Bohn

 

Ruffled Feathers by Caryl J Bohn

 

Amur Leopard by Caryl J Bohn

 

Dressed for the 4th by Caryl J Bohn

 

Final Burst by Caryl J Bohn

 

Palms on Fire by Caryl J Bohn

 

To Top it All Off by Caryl J Bohn

 

Golden Finale by Caryl J Bohn

 

Purple and Green Make WOW by Caryl J Bohn

 

Melted Crayons by Caryl J Bohn

 

Witness the Comet by Caryl J Bohn

 

Visual Overload by Caryl J Bohn