Often, people ask me where and when a photo was taken, hoping to re-create the same image themselves. As the saying goes, you cannot step into the same river twice. Likewise, you cannot capture the same photo twice. There will always be a different sky, different light, and change is always occurring in big and small ways that makes taking the same photo again impossible. The emotions that are stirred in a viewer are a large part of where art happens. In this way, art finds fulfillment and comes full circle—I believe it creates a positive flow of energy between the art, the viewer, and myself. I initiate the process as I explore landscapes that capture my heart, interest and imagination—a fleeting moment, a pattern in nature, something seen that gives meaning and connection to that light-filled bit of space and time. I travel extensively to photograph, always keeping my eyes open to appreciate what each day presents. It is a modern day nomadic lifestyle, the life of a traveling artist. I enjoy the adventures, the friendships made, and the supportive camaraderie of fellow artists and art patrons. The word "home" has taken on a bigger, more inclusive meaning.
My work keeps evolving. As an artist, I need to push, explore and get out of my comfort zone. Subtlety of expression, a new angle, a new perspective, and the ever changing nature of life itself, keep it all fresh for me. I find the natural world to be infinitely inspiring. I am also inspired by Ansel Adams, whose classic black & whites I find so artful. For the past several years, I have exhibited black and whites at art shows. But I never want any past direction to define or constrict my expression as an artist going forward. I always want to feel free to explore. I am playing in the field of more abstraction in landscapes. Be sure to look for the “Abstracts” section within the image galleries on the site.