Caryl J Bohn


Lincoln, NE


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.


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


Double Gold Stunner by Caryl J Bohn


Living Up to Big Brother by Caryl J Bohn


Electric Orange by Caryl J Bohn


With a Cherry On Top by Caryl J Bohn


Stellar Orbit by Caryl J Bohn


Blue Urchin by Caryl J Bohn


A Little Bit of Fairy Dust by Caryl J Bohn


Sunny Side Up by Caryl J Bohn


Burst by Caryl J Bohn


Teal Dandylion by Caryl J Bohn


Red Chrysanthemum by Caryl J Bohn


Neighbor's Folly by Caryl J Bohn


Chrysanthemum On Fire by Caryl J Bohn


Cornhusker 4th by Caryl J Bohn


Open Country by Caryl J Bohn


Thirty Percent Chance of Rain by Caryl J Bohn


Look at that Center by Caryl J Bohn


Cosmos Close UP by Caryl J Bohn


Cosmos by Caryl J Bohn


Old Winds Blow by Caryl J Bohn


Old Winds by Caryl J Bohn


Waiting for the Wind by Caryl J Bohn


Pow by Caryl J Bohn



Bing by Caryl J Bohn


Forecast Sunny by Caryl J Bohn


Good For the Eyes by Caryl J Bohn


Sunny at the Farmer's Market by Caryl J Bohn


Liquid Sunset by Caryl J Bohn


Prairie Fire by Caryl J Bohn


Dramatic End to the Day by Caryl J Bohn


Prairie Paintbrush 2 by Caryl J Bohn


Prairie Paintbrush by Caryl J Bohn


The Wonder Twins by Caryl J Bohn