Art Exhibit depicting the Ice Age Trail and the Driftless Region



    Traces in the Snow…


     Richard R. Fayram


      Rosemary Garfoot Public Library

      Cross Plains, WI



An exhibit of original watercolors and limited edition Giclee prints depicting the Ice Age Trail and other areas in the Driftless Region – a resource unique to the Wisconsin landscape.

“Traces in the Snow …” is dedicated to all of us learning to achieve a sense of peace and tranquility that experiencing nature provides.  Richard Fayram found snow to be the parchment of winter on which the stories of winter landscapes are told.  We can experience the shadows of winter wood stretching long across woods and valleys.  Sunlight and shadows dance across the landscape giving it color, pattern, form and movement as time goes by.

Wind sculpts snow to its will in an ever-changing pattern, giving each moment a unique appearance – only to be changed in an instant to something new. As these changes take place, we are left with just a memory of a wonderful moment to savor. The wind, an occasional woodpecker, or a crow cawing in the distance are often the only voices that speak to us. Winter is a time of peace and quiet. Richard believed that all of these things give winter a special meaning in our lives.

Watercolors allowed Richard to express more of the white spaces and Wisconsin winters provided a wealth of subjects. For the last decade, he concentrated on the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail, a resource unique to the Wisconsin landscape, and other natural scenes.

Wisconsin hardwood trees provided Richard with another artistic resource – handmade frames. Types of wood include white oak, maple, and black walnut. These frames are made with exposed joint keys in each corner and hand finished, resulting in a clear natural wood finish.


Go here to learn more about Richard and his work.

Exhibit opens September 16 and runs through November 1.


Friday, September 16, 2022 - 9:00am to Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:00pm
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, 2107 Julius St, Cross Plains, WI