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The Artist’s Eyes

“To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.” —  Auguste Rodin

Mile Marker 591, 16″x22″


How it’s Remembered

“Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it’s remembered.” — Denis Norden

Mile Marker 237, 35″51″


The Real Things Haven’t Changed

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”  ― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mile Marker 503, 22″x34″

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A Broken Blue Bowl

“It was the month of May and there was warm sunshine dripping through the holes between the clouds, like the sky was a broken blue bowl and a child was trying to keep honey in it.” ― Chris Cleave, Little Bee

Mile Marker 283, 16"x22"

Mile Marker 283, 16″x22″

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May I Have Your Hand

I’m pleased to announce that my image “The Wedding” was published in The Hand Magazine, Issue #11, January 2016.


The Wedding

“The Wedding” ©Chris Dahlquist


“The Hand Magazine is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for innovative and experimental uses of reproduction-based media. We are interested in how artists include their own hand in the art object while utilizing mechanical or reproduction-based techniques.”


The Hand Magazine was founded in 2013 by Kansas City based photographer and educator Adam Finkelston who I am happy to know and be inspired by on a regular basis. He and his business partner, printmaker James Meara, began the publication to create a forum for artists working in photography and printmaking allowing artists access to a larger audience. Thank you Adam and James!


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Contact Me to purchase a print of “The Wedding”.





Nature Laughed

“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.” —  Anne Bronte

Mile Marker 506, 16x22

Mile Marker 506, 16×22


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A promissory note…

“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” — Hal Borland

Mile Marker 515, 35x51

Mile Marker 515, 35×51

An individual heart shock…

“If a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see and think and feel, you don’t think, ‘oh I love this painting because it’s universal’ ‘I love this painting because it speaks to mankind’. That’s not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It’s a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes, you. An individual heart shock. . . .A really great painting is fluid enough to work its way into the mind and heart through all different angles, in ways that are unique and very particular.”
― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Mile Marker 19, 22"x34"

Mile Marker 19, 22″x34″

Pick of the week, Oct 13

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”  – Henry David Thoreau

Mile Marker 422, 45″x29″ (set of 3)


This piece is currently available (10/13/14). Please contact me if you are interested in adding it to your collection.



Pick of the week, Oct 6

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.” — Edgar Degas

Mile Marker 403, 22″x34″


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