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"The editing process creates the opportunity for the artist to perfect the original and change the story line. An original sketch might attempt to be a faithful depiction of the true subject, whereas the edits can be based more in the realm of desire — for perfection or something beyond what is actually there.
Truth is only accurate to the degree allowed by the observer’s memory and level of comprehension. No two individuals will recount the same event the same way. An important story will live on after the witnesses have departed. Each time the story gets told, it will be embellished and polished until it reaches heroic proportions."
– Fletcher Hayes


Elmhurst Artists' Guild Fall 2023 Members' Show September 9 - October 20, 2023
EAG Fall Member Show
Elmhurst Artists' Guild
September 9 – October 20, 2023

Elmhurst Artists' Guild
150 S. Cottage Hill, Elmhurst, IL
Opening Reception 7-9 pm Sept. 15, 2023

Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists Annual Members' Exhibition September 15 – October 28, 2023
CAVA 2023 Members' Show
Bridgeport Art Center
September 15 – October 28, 2023

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Opening Reception 6-10 pm Friday, Sept. 15, 2023


Beverly Arts Center presents "Absurdity: In Dada We Trust" 8/11 – 9/8/2023
"Absurdity: In Dada We Trust"
at The Beverly Arts Center
August 11 – September 8, 2023

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655

Stola Contemporary Art "Scapes" Exhibition August 12 – September 24, 2023
at Stola Contemporary Art
August 12 – September 24, 2023

Stola Contemporary Art
3738 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

"After Party: Squares Only" pop-up sales event at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum. July 30-August 19, 2023
"After Party: Squares Only"
at Elmhurst Artists' Guild
July 30 – August 19, 2023

3 week pop-up event with cash & carry sales
Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill. Elmhurst, IL

"Irises" painting by Fletcher Hayes
CAVA's "The Happiness Show"
at Epiphany Center for the Arts
July 12 - August 25, 2023

Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL

Previous Exhibitions this Year

Upcoming Exhibitions

TEN by TEN Group Exhibition November 1, 2023 - January 7, 2024
TEN by TEN Group Exhibition
Jackson Junge Gallery
November 3 – January 7, 2023

Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Opening Reception 6-10 pm Friday, Nov 3, 2023



My Artistic Goal

An important story lives on as myth after all the witnesses have departed. My artistic goal is to bring to life a marvelous moment in time. The images sometimes explore the dark corners of off-kilter daydreams. Other times they simply seek to depict the beauty of nature.

Enjoy these Nature Studies from Our Hikes

Ever since the pandemic Kim and I have been hiking the local forest preserves around Chicagoland. We often encounter wildlife – large  and small mammals, birds, amphibians and colorful insects. Here is a sampling.

Winding Path