Artist's Statement

Artist’s Statement

I create fine art photographs and digital paintings that bring forth emotional reactions from you. When my visual representation of a subject stirs your emotions, I feel I have accomplished something special.

I began my career as a photographer. My photographer's point of view drives my decision making when selecting subjects for images. I enjoy the clarity of photography but also appreciate the flowing beauty of painting. I combine the two in my digital paintings, which I create in color only.  My photographs may be in black and white or color.  I do not offer the same image as a digital painting and digital photograph.

I have an ongoing body of work featuring long exposure photographs of seas and oceans.  I chose this subject because these large bodies of water bring diverse emotional responses from many people.  The bodies of water may be oceans, bays or rivers.  They may have rocky, grassy or sandy beaches. In addition to water, I also love to show the delicate cloud patterns in the skies that I am able to capture by using long exposure.

When showing animals in my artwork, I wish to communicate that animal’s life and uniqueness to you. My pet portraits are depicted in a studio or in a different type of setting.  I strive to impart a spark of the animal’s personality through the photograph or digital painting.

I am currently developing a body of work on wild horses.  I prefer wild horses to those that are domesticated, or appear in horse shows.  I usually show these animals in their natural habitats, in keeping with their rugged and free lifestyles. 

Please enjoy these images by visiting my galleries on this website. I hope that you can see the love and care that I give to each!