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About Me

 

Creating contemporary abstract photography consumes my world.

     While shooting on location, I often find myself suddenly stopped in my tracks, struck by something visually stunning, special, unique of form, lines, patterns, or color. I am focusing on original visual impact, concentrating on the capture and improvising throughout the image processing.   My goal for the final fine art print is a personal narrative that goes beyond the literal, and creates a new reality - its purpose is to provoke reflection, emotion, feelings.

    Total involvement, total immersion, my becoming a part of it, motivates me as if by a hidden force. The most intriguing moments, especially those on location, produce extreme joy.  I lose myself in this universe, the creative process becomes my entire world.

 Based in Houston, Texas and Ennis, Montana, I am a travel and nature photographer, having shot worldwide for a number of years.

Active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) since April 1, 1999, Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) in 2015, currently working on the Master Certificate.

Active member of the Texas Professional Photographers of America since 2015 and a member of Professional Photographers Guild of Houston since 2015.

2021 Exhibitions and Awards

3Square Art, Fort Collins, CO

    +  Inclusion into Non-Objective Abstract Art 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Image “Deepening Thoughts”

    + Inclusion in “Art in B & W, 2nd Annual National Exhibition”.  Image: “Selfies on the Rocks”. Physical exhibit. Prints available.

    + Inclusion in the “A New Horizons Landscapes 2021- Exhibition.  3 Images included: “Ridges”, “Urban Contemporary”, and “The Long View”. Silver Award for “Ridges” Physical exhibit. Prints available.

    + Inclusion in the “COLOR 2021” 4th Annual International Juried Exhibition.  Image: “Colorfalls”

Physical exhibit. Prints available.

Pairings Art Gallery, Colfax Washington

     + Exhibit on Bannack and Palouse, prints for sale.

 

Outdoor Photography Magazine American Landscape 2021 Contest Finalist “Heaven on Earth”

 

Lawndale Art Gallery, Curated into the annual “The Big Show” with “Timeless” being physically exhibited.

Texas Professional Photographers of America

      + Annual print competition, “Heaven on Earth" was awarded “Texellence”, Silver and Distinguished Image Awards.

Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

     +  Inclusion into 2nd Annual Still Life Exhibition, Honorable Mention “Celestial Beauty” and Finalist “ Delta Gamma Reunion”

     + Inclusion into 5th Annual Skies Exhibition, Honorable Mention “Heaven on Earth” and Finalist “Big Sky”

    +  Inclusion into 5th Annual Cityscapes Art Exhibition 2 Images: “Sydney” and “Red Tops”.

     + Inclusion in the 6th Annual International Landscapes Online Juried Art Exhibition, 3 Best in show winners “River Runs Through It”, “Torres” and “Blue Aspen Trail” with an Honorable Mention.

    + Inclusion in the 5th Annual Black & White Online Juried Art Exhibition. Images “Selfies on the Rocks” and “Craters of the Mind”

    +  Inclusion in the 5th Annual Colors Art Exhibit, Honorable Mention “Yellow Square”

New York Center for Photographic Art

     +Juror Selection for Wandering Curves Exhibit with “Heaven on Earth”

LightSpaceTime Online Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA 

    +  Inclusion in the 11th Annual “Cityscapes” Art Exhibition. Special Merit in photography for “Santiago”, Special Recognition for” Eiffel Nightscape”.

Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia 

    +  Curated into Atlanta Airport Exhibition with “Magnetar”

    + Curated into the Member’s Choice Exhibition,

display at Indie Studios, Image “Blue Ice Constellations”

 

Grey Cube Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

     + Inclusion into the Faces Art Show, Honorable Mention with “Trifocal Concern” and Finalist “Thinking of Rodin”

     + Inclusion into Waters Art Show,  2 Merits: “Tidal Flats”, “Shimmering”.

     +  Inclusion into the 2021 City Art Show, 3 Merit Awards: “Santiago”, “Sydney” and “Red Tops”

     +  Inclusion into the 2021 Nature online art show. Merit Award, Image “Craters of My Mind”

     +  Inclusion into the 2021 Botanicals online art show. 2 Honorable Mentions: “Mangrove Delight” and “Just a Wildflower?”

      + Inclusion into the 2021 Black & White online art show. Finalist with “Selfies on the Rocks”

Art Room Gallery,

    + First Place for 2 works: “Big Sky” and “Near Harrison” in Skies Art Exhibition

    + Inclusion into the Colors international art exhibition.  Image “Light Falling”.

     + Inclusion into Nature international art exhibition, 2 Merits: “Stream of Dreams” and “Craters of My Mind”

      + Honorable Mention for “Blue Ice Constellations” at the Abstracts international art exhibition.

 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO), Wilmington, Delaware

     + Best in Show was awarded for “Life in a Sea of Waves” in the 2021 Art Competition “ALL Cityscape Art Theme”

 

Camelback Gallery

        +  Shades of Green 2021 Competition, awarded Bronze for “Life in a Sea of Waves”

 

2020 Exhibitions and Awards:

New York Center for Photographic Art

     +  Honorable Mention, International Open Call for Entry “Decay Corrosion Rust” Juror – Darren Ching.   Image: “Blue Ice Constellations”, Blurb book available from the gallery.

    +  Honorable Mention International Open Call for Entry “From a Seed…A World of Botanicals” Juror – Aline Smithson.  Image: “Gone By”, Blurb book available from gallery.

Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

     + Inclusion in the 5th Annual Animal Kingdom Online Juried Art Exhibition, Image: “I’m Back”

    + Inclusion in the 2nd Annual Lines, Shapes and Objects Online Juried Art Exhibition, Image: “Step Up”

     + Inclusion in the 5th Annual Waterscapes Online Juried Art Exhibition, Image: “Sweet Dreams”

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR 

    + Curated into the Color: The Visual Spectrum exhibition at the Black Box Gallery and selected to be exhibited in the On-Line Annex gallery and published in the full exhibition catalog. Image: “School’s Out” Blurb book available from the gallery.

    + Curated into the Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture Exhibition at the Black Box Gallery and selected to be exhibited in the On-Line Annex gallery and published in the full exhibition catalog. Image: “Torres”.  Blurb book available from the gallery.

12th Holland International Image Circuit 2020 Alkamaar, Netherlands 

     + Curated into international exhibition and catalogue. Image “Into my Dreams”

Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia

     + Curated into the Director’s Cut Exhibition, virtual platform. 4 Images: 1. “Rolling Swales”, 2. “Waves of Green”, 3. “Black and Tan”, 4. “Parallel Palouse Diagonals”

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO), Wilmington, Delaware 

    + Curated into the all Photography/Digital Art Exhibition 5 Images: 1. “Stream of Dreams, 2. “Dreamy Dunes”, 3. “Blue Ice Constellations”, 4. “Deep Dive in the West”, 5. “Cabin Corner”

Testimonial:

"I visited your website and the beauty and aesthetic quality of the photographs created a very serene and tranquil emotional response as I viewed them.  I eagerly look forward to seeing more of your work."  Jim Still