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)

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



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

My image, Exits  (click on title) in the LIC-A 2019 Exhibition, “Urban Dance -- Visual Rhythm of Cities”  (Jurors: Jonathan Blaustein, Alexa Dilworth, Aline Smithson.  Curators: Orestes Gonzalez, John A. Bennette)

July 10 - 28, 2018: Carmel Bach Festival

My image, Cloistered, part of the the 2018 Bach Festival Art Exhibition and Fundraiser.  (to see the image, go to Featured Images, above, or click HERE) (photo by Ben Roberts)

September, 2018: New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA)

My images, “Summer Reading” and “Salinas Summer”  (click on titles) received Honorable Mention Awards in the NYC4PA International Open Call for Entry “Summer 2018” on-line exhibition (juried by Ann Jastrab)

July 7 - August 12, 2018: Center for Photographic Art, Carmel

2018 Members Juried Exhibition, including my image, . . . and they shall beat their swords into plowshares . . .   (to see the image, go to Featured Images, above, or click HERE) (photo by James Messer)

October 31, 2018: Lenscratch

My image, “Decision Time” (click on title) in the LENSCRATCH “In the Dead of the Night” on-line Exhibition 

September 8 - November 4, 2018: Center for Photographic Art, Carmel

My image, “Cloistered” (click on title) in the 2018 CPA 8x10 Fundraiser Exhibition, CPA Gallery, Sunset Center, Carmel. 

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)

November 11, 2018: St. James Episcopal Church, Monterey

Sharing my thoughts and poems in connection with the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day . . . the end of “the War to End All War” . . . Veterans Day, 2018 (Curator: John Dotson)

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