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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.

 

Double Row of Mammatus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Into the Deep by Caryl J Bohn

 

Winking Iris by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bearded Iris Fun by Caryl J Bohn

 

Oh Iris by Caryl J Bohn

 

Mammatus and Mulberries by Caryl J Bohn

 

Fabulous in Foam by Caryl J Bohn

 

Spectacular by Caryl J Bohn

 

Bashful in Pink by Caryl J Bohn

 

How to Stand Out in A Crowd by Caryl J Bohn

 

Even One Matters by Caryl J Bohn

 

Standing out in a Crowd by Caryl J Bohn

 

Lovely in Brights by Caryl J Bohn

 

Spring Dance by Caryl J Bohn

 

Neon Blast by Caryl J Bohn

 

Full Bright by Caryl J Bohn

 

Sweeping Sunset by Caryl J Bohn

 

Alright in Orange by Caryl J Bohn

 

Open and Pink by Caryl J Bohn

 

Spring is Finished by Caryl J Bohn

 

Glass Feathers by Caryl J Bohn

 

Husker Legacy by Caryl J Bohn

 

Prairie Gold Mammatus by Caryl J Bohn

 

Husker Sunset Silhouette by Caryl J Bohn

 

Golden Prairie Rainbow by Caryl J Bohn

 

Frosty Cornhusker Morning by Caryl J Bohn

 

Dairy Industry by Caryl J Bohn

 

Beach Cruiser by Caryl J Bohn

 

When I Retire by Caryl J Bohn

 

Fuzzy Chick by Caryl J Bohn

 

Whaaaaaat by Caryl J Bohn

 

Just Smile by Caryl J Bohn

 

Standing Around by Caryl J Bohn

 

Waving to a Friend by Caryl J Bohn

 

Quintessential Nebraska by Caryl J Bohn

 

Slowly Blows the Wind by Caryl J Bohn

 

Cometh the Rain by Caryl J Bohn

 

Any Shelter in a Storm by Caryl J Bohn

 

Beans Are Dramatic by Caryl J Bohn

 

Thunder Road by Caryl J Bohn

 

Just in Time by Caryl J Bohn

 

Holding Back the Storm by Caryl J Bohn

 

The YELLOW Barn by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Shy Barn by Caryl J Bohn

 

The Brass Cannon by Caryl J Bohn

 

Prairie Home by Caryl J Bohn

 

Shelter by Caryl J Bohn

 

Dramatic Sunrise by Caryl J Bohn