August Flora

Loda Cemetery Prairie, Iroquois County, Illinois
Oil on hardboard
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm)

Private collection

It was the buzz of a pollinator that drew my attention, and my camera, down to flower-level on my visit to the Loda Cemetery Prairie Preserve in 2019. Seeing a remnant of the once vast Grand Prairie from the bee’s point of view was quite different from my usual six-foot-high perspective. Too slow to frame the insect, I was at least able to capture the colorful show of prairie blazing star, rosinweed, and rattlesnake master flowers.

Painted in the studio.

Exhibition History