We are pilgrims in this life, each on our own journey

Through my photographs, poems, writing, and paintings, this website reflects what I am seeing, experiencing, and feeling as I travel on my path 

Please pause and browse here, and if you have thoughts to share please do so by email at

Thank you,

                                                                   Robert Nielsen


Welcome to my website:  Pilgrim-Arts & Arts-Pélerin

“. . . and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”  (Micah 6:8)


FEATURED POEMS  This Morning; Lesson (Click on Titles)

FEATURED IMAGE  Featured Image (Click on Title)

February - March, 2017, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California

My image, “These Boots Are . . .” (click on title), in an exhibition of the work of the Image Makers, of which I am a member:


April - May, 2017, Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California

“Local Color” -- an exhibition of my images, all photographed in Carmel Valley (see these images under “Local Color” in “Photography,” below):


January, 2017, ReyKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California

My image, “Back Home,” was a finalist in the ReyKo Instagram Exhibition


October, 2016, Stanford, California

Participated in an Alumni Authors Meet and Greet Event, in connection with my 50th Class Reunion


November, 2016, Old Capitol Books, Monterey, California

Read some of my poems and presented accompanying images in the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium November, 2016 monthly reading, at Old Capitol Books, around the corner from where Robert Louis Stevenson lived for a time, and not very far from where Robinson Jeffers and John Steinbeck lived -- the Monterey/Carmel literary community


September, 2016, Monterey, California

My poem, “Workshop,” was published in the Fall, 2016 issue of the Monterey Poetry Review


April 29 - August 27, 2017, Carmel Valley, California

Congregation Beth Israel -- my image, “Moonset, Carmel Valley,” contributed to         Miniatures fundraiser



July 16 - 30, 2017, Carmel Bach Festival 2017, Carmel, California

My image, “Starfall,” contributed to the art exhibition fundraiser

July 22 - September 3, 2017, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California

My image, "Summer Light" . . . part of the online gallery . . . Center for Photographic Art's 2017 Members' Juried Exhibition . . . complementing the print exhibition in CPA's Carmel gallery . . . lots of fine photographers' work . . .