“Creating art makes me feel very complete being able to deliver emotion and drama of moments in time captured in my photographs to my viewers” Henry Matthiessen III


Henry Matthiessen III | Stoned Art Studio
Artist – Photographer

I am a Tri State area artist mastering photography since 1972, applying art, and art history techniques of light manipulation, composition and third element mastery, along with storytelling, with other nuances, and touches used by Art Masters delivering emotion and drama of Galena, Illinois, The Driftless Region,
The Mississippi Valley, and beyond. My intent is showcasing nature at her finest while demonstrating man’s insignificance is my goal. Making my photos come alive via post processing and printing at my Stoned Art Studio & Gallery of Dubuque, Iowa completes my artistic, photo making.

My photography has been featured, across the United States, via marketing materials for States of Illinois, Hawaii, Nevada, California, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina, also worldwide via the British Broadcasting Company. Photography has also been featured numerous times, on WMAQ TV Chicago, and CBS television in Iowa City, along with numerous features in the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper.

Currently mentoring photography students at Galena, Illinois High School, art students at Stockton, Illinois High School, and CTE graphic arts students in Elizabeth, Illinois.

I conduct private and group photography workshops teaching and improving one’s photography skills in the beautiful Galena – Driftless Area.

I am the Founder of the Tri State regional artist group All River Road Talent (ARRT) promoting a self-guided Art Drive the first weekend of every month.

I am also the Creator and a Producer of the Driftless Region Scenic Art Drive, the Driftless Regions Exclusive Art and Artisan Atlas. 2014 – 2021.

1800 Central Ave | Dubuque, IA 52001
[email protected]
By Appointment Only

Board of Directors

  • Henry Matthiessen III
  • Amy Laskye
  • Stephonie Schmitz
  • Jenna Lueck