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 WRITING   Margaret (Click on Title)

                                           These Hands (Click on Title)


Reflecting in Pacific Grove . . . and

Fallen Leaf . . . and

Exits . . . and

Lenten Cross . . . and

Claudette and Friends -- Paris Spring 1964 . . . and

Our Last Summer - Amsterdam 1964

(Click on Titles)


and they shall beat their swords into plowshares . . . and

Cloistered . . . and

Summer Reading and Salinas Summer . . . and

Decision Time

(Click on Titles)

February 21 - March15, 2019: Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

My image, Claudette and Friends -- Paris Spring 1964 (click on title) included in “6th Open Call Exhibition,” Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, Rhode Island (Juror -- Aline Smithson)


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” (click on title) in “Photography,” below):


April 4 - 19, 2019, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Carmel,  California

Lenten Cross, (click on title) Sanctuary, All Saints’, Carmel, Lent 2019



September 24 - October 5, 2019: New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA)

June 19 - July 21, 2019: Long Island City - Artists (LIC-A), New York

My image, Exits  (click on title) in: (1) the LIC-A 2019 Exhibition, “Urban Dance -- Visual Rhythm of Cities”  (Jurors: Jonathan Blaustein, Alexa Dilworth, Aline Smithson.  Curators: Orestes Gonzalez, John A. Bennette); and (2) the New York Center for Photographic Art “Dusk to Dawn 2019 Exhibition,” Honorable Mention (Juror: Laura Ann Noble)

November 7 - December 15, 2019: Monterey Museum of Art Miniatures Fundraiser and Exhibition

August 31 - October 27, 2019: Carmel Center for Photographic Art 2019 8x10 Fundraiser and Exhibition

July 13 - 27, 2019: Carmel Bach Festival Art Raffle and Exhibition

My image, Fallen Leaf, part of these local fundraisers and exhibitions  (to see the image, go to Featured Images, above, or click HERE)

October 4 - 25, 2019: Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas

My images (clockwise, from top left): Brighton Beach; Our Last Summer - Amsterdam 1964; Lunch Break, Corps de Ballet, San Francisco; and two o’clock Sunday morning, Piazza San Marco (click on titles). Accepted into Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas, “Candid Shot -- International Documentary Photography Exhibition” (Linda Robinson, Gallery Director)

October 6, 2019 . . . Sargent House, Headquarters of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino, Salinas, California

My images, Claudette and Friends - Paris Spring 1964, and Our Last Summer - Amsterdam 1964,  (click on titles) presented with the work of other artists in ongoing exhibition  

April 14, 2019: Old Capitol Books, Monterey

Sharing my poems (including Margaret (see “Featured Writing,” above; or click on title)), Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Monthly Reading Series, with Nils Michaels (curated by John Laue, hosted by John Dotson)

October 25 - November 19, 2019: Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis

My image, Reflecting in Pacific Grove, Honorable Mention, “The Shape of Things International Juried Photography Exhibition,” Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis (Ross Anderson, Juror)

July 1, 2019: from the Monterey Public Library to the World-Wide Web

My first digital poem, “These Hands,” (click on title) created in a Digital Storytelling workshop at the Monterey Public Library

November 28, 2019: Lenscratch Online Gallery

My image, Home for the Summer, Catching Up, Cape Cod, part of the “2019 Lenscratch Family Exhibition,” at (Aline Smithson, curator) (to see the image, click HERE, or go to the Lenscratch site at