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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.

 

Big Yellow Barn by Caryl J Bohn

 

Mantid by Caryl J Bohn

 

Cosmos by Caryl J Bohn

 

Total Eclipse Progression Nebraska by Caryl J Bohn

 

Back To School by Caryl J Bohn

 

McCormick Deering Grey by Caryl J Bohn

 

McCormick Deering by Caryl J Bohn

 

Honey Deere by Caryl J Bohn

 

Mary Darling by Caryl J Bohn

 

Lofty Expectations by Caryl J Bohn

 

Up the Loft by Caryl J Bohn

 

Corn Shed by Caryl J Bohn

 

Barn Cats by Caryl J Bohn

 

Drill Press by Caryl J Bohn

 

Weathered and Rusty by Caryl J Bohn

 

Striking by Caryl J Bohn

 

Old Rubbish by Caryl J Bohn

 

Discarded by Caryl J Bohn

 

New Addition by Caryl J Bohn

 

Fallen Icon by Caryl J Bohn

 

Prairie Guidance by Caryl J Bohn

 

Hen House Shed by Caryl J Bohn

 

Wessel Farm by Caryl J Bohn

 

Cure All by Caryl J Bohn

 

Old Time Remedy by Caryl J Bohn

 

Hammond No 12 by Caryl J Bohn

 

Time To Write by Caryl J Bohn

 

Writers Block by Caryl J Bohn

 

Natures Builder by Caryl J Bohn

 

Sunset Farm by Caryl J Bohn

 

Mackerel Sky by Caryl J Bohn

 

Barnstorming by Caryl J Bohn

 

Back 40 by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bringing Electricity To The Farm by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bea in the Clover by Caryl J Bohn

 

Electric Sunset by Caryl J Bohn

 

While The Sun Shines by Caryl J Bohn

 

Golden Sun Feed by Caryl J Bohn

 

Stacked by Caryl J Bohn

 

Corny in Color by Caryl J Bohn

 

Alone On The Prairie by Caryl J Bohn

 

Two Fat Hens by Caryl J Bohn

 

On Guard by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blizzard of White by Caryl J Bohn

 

Looking For Parking by Caryl J Bohn

 

Triple Honk by Caryl J Bohn

 

Honk If You love Geese by Caryl J Bohn

 

Just a Fly Over State by Caryl J Bohn