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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.

 

Sakura Spring by Caryl J Bohn

 

Big Al by Caryl J Bohn

 

Cluck and a Truck by Caryl J Bohn

 

ReTIRED by Caryl J Bohn

 

Picking Clovers by Caryl J Bohn

 

One Last Check by Caryl J Bohn

 

Floyd and His Boy by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Flower Man by Caryl J Bohn

 

Towards Montgomery by Caryl J Bohn

 

Topographic State Ohio by Caryl J Bohn

 

Topographic State Indiana by Caryl J Bohn

 

Topographic State Florida by Caryl J Bohn

 

Topographic State Alabama by Caryl J Bohn

 

Red Earth Alabama by Caryl J Bohn

 

Watercolor Topography Nebraska by Caryl J Bohn

 

Watercolor Topography North Dakota by Caryl J Bohn

 

Washy Windmills by Caryl J Bohn

 

Boneless Beau by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Future Looks to the Past by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Elevator by Caryl J Bohn

 

Pink Hibiscus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Sharp Tulips by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Stand by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bluebirds in Yaupon Holly by Caryl J Bohn

 

Watercolor Study Pears by Caryl J Bohn

 

Goody Goody Gumdrops by Caryl J Bohn

 

Yellow Coneflower by Caryl J Bohn

 

black eye susans by Caryl J Bohn

 

coneflowers by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bzzzy Coneflowers by Caryl J Bohn

 

Misty Shrub Rose by Caryl J Bohn

 

Day Lily by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bearded Yellow Iris by Caryl J Bohn

 

Sunny Succulent by Caryl J Bohn

 

Hello Iris by Caryl J Bohn

 

Succulent 2 by Caryl J Bohn

 

Succulent by Caryl J Bohn

 

A Walk in the Park by Caryl J Bohn

 

Pale Yellow Rose by Caryl J Bohn

 

Pink Hydrangea by Caryl J Bohn

 

Yellow Hibiscus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bright Pink Hibiscus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Peach Hibiscus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Oopsie Daisy by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bottom Up Fuchsia by Caryl J Bohn

 

Fuchsia by Caryl J Bohn

 

Pink Shrub Rose by Caryl J Bohn

 

Blueberry Time 3 by Caryl J Bohn