Whether it’s the vibrance of a setting fall sun over an Iowa cornfield or the slumber of a snow covered Mississippi River during the height of winter, Henry Matthiessen III has probably captured it with his camera.
Through his camera lens, Matthiessen has brought the beauty of our Midwest area to life for many years. That beauty is now on view in the Clinton Community College Library Gallery, 1000 Lincoln Boulevard, from January 15 to February 23.
“Artist’s Eye Photography of Henry Matthiessen III” will feature some of his finest pieces. The public is welcome to stop in anytime to view the pieces. An artist reception will be held on January 25 beginning at 4:30 pm in the gallery.
Matthiessen is a nationally-published landscape photographer and stone artist from the Chicago area now living in the Elizabeth, Illinois, area near Galena. He runs his business, Stoned Art Studio and Gallery, from his rural hilltop property.
The College Library Gallery will also display his unique works of stone art, crafted from stone gathered from various parts of the United States.
Matthiessen’s photographs have been featured across the country in marketing materials for the states of Hawaii, Nevada, California, Oregon and North Carolina. Locally, his photography has appeared numerous times on WMAQ television in Chicago, the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper and is the advertising logo for “Corkless in Galena” an annual wine tasting event.
Working from his studio, Matthiessen extensively photographs the rolling landscape of the area, processing, printing and framing each print for viewing.
Outside of his artwork, he mentors Galena High School photography students and Stockton High School art students. He also lectures and offers professional photography workshops and tours to individuals and groups, helping others master photography as an art medium.
You can get a sneak peek of his work and learn more about his photography workshops at StonedArtStudio.com