#10. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – Last Day

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On our last day as Artists in Residence at the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast we were invited to the going away party of Jake and Vera, the college summer students who spent their summer helping the Foundation. It was a wonderful way to honor their service and a great way for us to say good-bye and thanks to… Read More

#9. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – Longino Ranch

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Another rainy morning. We debated whether to photographing, but this morning we had the opportunity to enjoy the company of both Robin – Director of Programs and Albert Joerger – Founder & President of the Foundation. They are both so much fun and inspirational to be around, we just couldn’t miss this day even if we didn’t get a photo!… Read More

#8. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – Sarasota Crew

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We woke up to thunder and lightening that faded away and left behind the constant drumming of rain. Well, it was more of a mist than a rain. While we were Artists in Residence, the Sarasota Crew was having their summer camp. It was fun to watch them every morning get their boats ready and head out into the bay.… Read More

#7. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – Pine Island

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The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Lee County, and High Point Land Improvement Corporation, worked together to save 190 acres of land on Pine Island. As we spent the day out photographing the land we learned that there were two days left to raise the $115,000 to complete the contract to save the land. The Conservation Foundation was working… Read More

#6. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – Flo

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Our day at the Carriage House began with a wonderful visit by Flo and her assistant, Diane. Flo created the opportunity to fix up the Carriage House and establish the Artist in Residence program for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. Flo has an artistic background and understands the association between artistic expression and the environment. It is wonderful… Read More

#5. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation – Walton Ranch

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Our trip to the Walton Ranch with Sean – Director of Land Protection & Robin – Director of Programs, from the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was a day filled with great photographic opportunities…we just had to be prepared to photograph in the rain! As we drove into the ranch we ran into Chris who is a land manager… Read More

#4. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation – Manatee River

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Our trip this afternoon was with Sean – Director of Land Protection for the Conservation Foundation. He was our guide while visiting Lee and Carol Ann who have set aside their property along the Manatee River for preservation. Their generosity and positive attitude toward life and the future is a blessing to us all! Sean took us out to the… Read More

#3. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation Gulf Coast – another morning at Casey Key

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Clyde was peacefully drinking his morning cup of tea when I woke up and saw a beautiful big thunderhead over Casey Key. I jumped out of bed, we grabbed our camera gear and a bagel then headed for the beach. Another beautiful morning storm at Casey Key…and, once again, just when we thought the day was done another rainbow showed… Read More

#2. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast – Siesta Key, Casey Key & Myakka State Park

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The boardwalk down to the beach at Casey Key We got to Casey Key just as a morning storm came rolling in. Lots of dramatic light and clouds, then it covered the sun and then just when we thought the whole event was over a rainbow came out! I was so glad we got there in time to capture it!… Read More

#1. Artist in Residence – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

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Driving down the road leading to Bay Preserve where the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is located. Clyde has been honored by being invited to be the first Artist in Resident by the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast at the Bay Preserve. It is a great organization and we’re looking forward to spending two great weeks with them!… Read More