Capturing Flower Creek Dunes

Capturing Flower Creek Dunes

The following post is from Preserved! artist Randi Ford. The post was originally posted at randifordart.com where you can see more of her work. Learn more about the Preserved! art program here.


I visited the Flower Creek Dunes for the first time recently, to become inspired for the Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s art show, Preserved! I have been creating paintings for this show throughout the summer at their various preserved lands, and really enjoyed how the pieces from this preservation turned out.

The Flower Creek Dunes really is a unique place.  From all of the beaches that I have visited in the past, there have been none with a creek quite like this. The park was peaceful with its rolling grassy dunes, and slow creek.  The pale yellow grasses against the soft blue lake were softly stunning. When viewing my paintings you can almost feel how peaceful the moments were at this beach. Each one gently moves your eye around the image, feeling the wind blowing softly.

There will be two exhibits for the Preseved! art show. One will be hosted at Lafontsee Galleries in Douglas on October 21st and 22nd, and one in Grand Rapids at the Harris Building from Nov 1st – 15th. The opening reception for this event is on Nov. 1st at the Harris Building in Grand Rapids.  Tickets are $20.

Please attend if you are interested in seeing work inspired by the preserved lands in West Michigan and also interested in contributing to their preservation. I captured the Flower Creek Dunes and the beautiful life and vegetation there through three different paintings. I cannot wait to share them at the Preserved! event.


Randi’s artwork, along with the work of 12 other artists will be displayed and available for sale this fall. Tickets to our Grand Rapids Gallery Opening on November 1st are on sale now!

Colin Hoogerwerf
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