Lynn B. Starnes

Lynn B. Starnes
I have worked as an ecologist for almost 40 years. I started my career working with surface mining in the 1970’s as return to original contour became the law of the land. Talk about taking textbook theory and learning how to apply principles innovatively and then waiting to see if they worked! My work has allowed me to explore the wildest habitats in North America, Africa and South America. I have been privileged to work with several endangered species and that has allowed me candid photographs of them. The advantage of being a biologist first and a photographer second is my knowledge of animal behavior and habitats. I see animals I am studying eating, sleeping, in their mating rituals, and even playing. Most tourists who visit wild lands rarely have the time to let animals acclimate to their presence so they rarely see animals being wild, relaxed animals. I consider myself to be an “ambush photographer.” Unlike a studio photographer who takes human portraits, I cannot “pose” my animals for that perfect photograph. I always tease that I don’t make as much money as a studio photographer but my animals never complain that I made them look fat or their butts too large! In fact my wild animals are anything but posed! So, I must make my animal photographs through great patience and basically waiting for the animal to exhibit postures that I think are expressive. Timing is of great importance. The expression of the animal, such as the eyes looking directly in to the lens, or the position of the body, will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph. When I am watching an animal through my camera, I look for that “perfect combination of head, legs (or wings) and eyes, in hopes of recording a scene that I think is “perfect.” Knowing when to take that photo is difficult as most animals have eyes or ears that are always in motion – ever alert for that sign of danger.   The longer that I am with an animal, the greater the opportunity for me to get an intimate photograph as the animal begins to acclimate to my presence. Sometimes, being motionless and passing up early photographs of the animal is my key to great photographs. Other times, I use wildlife calls and hunting techniques to convince the animal that I am another wildlife species. Determination, persistence, skill, and of course luck, are all factors in whether the images captured are unique and expressive or not. Hopefully, I can inspire you to love these wild animals that have been my life and to inspire you to help conserve these wild animals and their habitats for future generations.

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Lynn Starnes Jaguar Sneak
Jaguar Sneak
Lynn Starnes African Lion
African Lion
Lynn Starnes Approaching Mountain Lion
Approaching Mountain Lion
Lynn Starnes Bright Eyed Wolf
Bright Eyed Wolf
Lynn Starnes Tiger's Intensity
Tiger’s Intensity
Lynn Starnes Midas, NV
Midas, NV
Resting Chukar Lynn B. Starnes
Resting Chukar
Are You Mom Lynn B. Starnes
Are You Mom
Nevada Beauty Lynn B. Starnes
Nevada Beauty
2 Desert Bighorn Sheep Bedding Lynn B. Starnes
2 Desert Bighorn Sheep Bedding
Lynn B. Starnes Timber Wolf Howling
Timber Wolf Howling
Lynn B. Starnes Rams In Heights
Rams In Heights
Lynn B. Starnes Heavy Snow East Pyramid Lake
Heavy Snow East Pyramid Lake
Lynn B. Starnes Rearing Wild Pinto
Rearing Wild Pinto
Lynn B. Starnes Eye Of The Beholder
Eye Of The Beholder
Lynn B. Starnes Elk Cow With Newborn
Elk Cow With Newborn
Lynn B. Starnes Cross Legged Colt
Cross Legged Colt
Lynn B. Starnes  Colorado River at Sunset
Colorado River at Sunset
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  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Kathryn is a lifelong Reno resident. She has considered herself an artist from a very young age with a God-given Talent. She is primarily a watercolor artist but frequently dabbles in pastels and acrylic abstracts along with her love for drawing.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Bunny Carnahan

  • Kate Hanlon

  • Erik Holland

  • Shelly Jackson

  • Mary Love Artist statement I have always loved to working with my hands and creating art. For many years I worked with dichroic glass. When I retired I decided to learn a new medium and started working in the lapidary shop. The stones soon lead me to working with metal, which I love. I currently focus on silver fabrication which is very challenging and enjoyable. I find the making of small component pieces the most rewarding, especially small flowers and leaves.

  • Ying Muncy

  • Mike Bond

  • Vicki Curwen

  • I was born in Germany and prior to making Reno my home, I have lived in India and Canada. I have been a textile artist for 30 years and my work has been exhibited in Nevada and Washington. Recently I have been exploring the Japanese KUMIHIMO Technique. When designing each piece, special attention is given to the selection of the stone, colors and the type of fibers to be used for the braided necklace to best compliment each stone. Each work is one of a kind and therefore it is impossible to replicate. The same technique can also be used to create beaded bracelets and necklaces. I have also started to work with Precious Metal Clay and have created 999% silver pendants.

  • I come from a long line of innovators, so it is not surprising to find me as a non- traditionalist painter. My work ranges from impressionism to abstraction to even surrealism depending on what mysteries happen in my studio. Sometimes I feel as if a metaphysical force is guiding me as I don’t think about my work but work before I think. Images evolve and a story forms that are then developed through materials and techniques which are redefined with composition, bold color, texture, line and shape. The excitement of the unknown is stimulating and makes me wonder, who is really painting?

  • After spending most of my life in Atlanta, Ga. I moved to Reno, Nv in 2010. I have a studio in Franktown Corners in Reno and enjoy artists friends I have met since I joined the Sierra Watercolor Society and The Latimer Art Club. Pastel is my passion but I also do watercolor and collage. Starting with a watercolor class in 1979 I have studied with many nationally recognized teachers including Albert Handell, Sally Strand, Tom Lynch, Elsie Dresch, and many others. I have been a Signature Member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America since 1997. Also, have been a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society and The Atlanta Artists Center AWARDS: Over 40 international, national and local awards in Atlanta in juried shows including.

  • Kay Tietz is a watercolor artist living in Sparks, Nevada since 2001. Kay started exploring watercolor nine years ago when her daughter left for college. She realized that she loved watercolor’s luminosity and spontaneity, and discovered that sometimes watercolor even has a mind of its own which is quite exciting!

  • Joan Miller

    Making hand built pots is my passion. As I start a series of pots, I play with textures to figure out which ones to use. The big slab of clay is like a texture sketch pad. Sometimes the textures suggest a shape; other times I start knowing what kind of pot I want to make. The exploration of possibilities allows me to find new ways to make form and texture relate in a functional piece.
  • Nationally exhibiting glass artist, Jessica Schimpf (b. 1987) graduated with her degree in Sculpture from the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.