Lupine Along Independence Creek
Rick Katelmann has pursued photography as a hobby for 50 years, initially to document backpack trips in the Sierra Nevada. Rick was mostly retired from a career in mountain hydrology and watershed management, but is now back working on wildfire safety. Hydrology work and personal travel in the western U.S. and the mountains of Asia provided wonderful opportunities to photograph natural and inhabited landscapes. Rick was a founder of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust and lives in Mono County.
Every artist in the Mono Arts Council Gallery + Art Center is invited to show their art because they are either a resident of the Eastern Sierra or have strong ties to the community. We support both emerging and experienced artists in our space and 50% of all proceeds go directly to the artist while the other 50% goes to support arts education right here in Mono County.
11" x 14" photograph in frame, 16" x 20" total.
Note from Artist: After the big winter of 2019, wildflowers were magnificent throughout the Owens Valley and lower slopes of the mountains. These lupine were on display along Independence Creek, just upstream from town. Wildflowers rooted throughout the eastern Sierra Nevada flourish when conditions are favorable, as do the people and communities of the region.