About Us

Debra Melton

 Debra traveled the country for years as a professional mover where she fell in love with the landscape of this country.  She went to school to learn photography and started in the commercial field but her love of the landscape could not be denied .  Now she travels the country putting these skills to use to help conserve nature 

About Debra

 Debra has been published in numerous magazines and has received well over 100 awards for her photographs.  


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Our tours encompass the best areas and the best times of day to help you get those photographs to display over your sofa 

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Henry Mathiessen III

 Henry is a professional landscape photographer and stone artist who runs his business, Stoned Art Studio and Gallery, from his rural hilltop property near Galena, Illinois. An award-winning photographer, Henry’s photographs have been featured, across the country, in marketing materials for the States of Hawaii, Nevada, California, Oregon, and North Carolina as well as Illinois. Locally, his photography has been featured, numerous times, on WMAQ television in Chicago, CBS television in Iowa City, and the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper. 

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Drawing on the techniques of the old masters, Henry makes his photos come alive as he processes and prints his photographs in his Stoned Art Studio & Gallery located on a hilltop in the heart of the Driftless Area near Galena.


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Join us for a tour or visit Henry's Stoned Art Studio & Gallery as an excellent opportunity to further view his work 

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Amy Laskye



Amy Laskye is a professional portrait photographer and graphic designer living in Stockton. After moving to the region in 2002, Amy opened a design studio named Ink & Paper Design but has had a passion for capturing moments through photography since childhood. With more than 30 years of experience behind the camera Amy has shifted her focus to portraiture.  Trained in lighting and posing Amy’s photographs are considered timeless & soulful. As a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) she is constantly learning new techniques and mentoring with the best in the business.  Amy’s passion is to tell her clients’ story through her lens. You may find her work at www.AmyMayPhotography.com

Amy is member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), an Executive Director of All River Road Talent & The Scenic Art Loop, organizes two major events in the region (Galena Bridal Fair and the NW IL Art & Jazz Fest), and active within her community.

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Join us for a tour or visit Amy at her studio in Stockton, IL.