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John palka

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Silver Award Winner for the 2023 Midwest Book Awards. 

Category:  Nonfiction – Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books


Finalist in two categories for the 20th Annual "Best Book" Awards Sponsored by American Book Fest™

Category: Art

Category: Photography

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John Palka writes:

“The book presents a selection of paintings by my beloved late wife, Yvonne Palka, interwoven with my photographs and with a focus on nature. It is an expression of our love of beauty and art, of our devotion to nature, of our spiritual search, and of our shared journey of sixty years. . .

"I have sought in these pages to bring together those of Yvonne’s paintings that most express her warm, joyous, loving, and uplifting spirit. I complement these images with photographs that resonate with the paintings in one way or another—sometimes in form, sometimes in color, and always in spirit.

"I see this book as an expression of our lives together.”

Bulk orders are available through

Kirk House Publishers


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