I'm a naturalist and photographer based in Florida who travels in a motorhome.  My photography comprises mostly landscapes, yet when visiting other areas my interests may vary.

Artist Statement

I have always had a fascination of nature particularly geology, topography and cloud formations which is why I Iove landscape photography .  Growing up with black and white film cameras and darkrooms, the transition to black and white digital photography made sense to me.  Black and white photography appears  to punctuate various shapes, forms and textures at play between light and shadow.  It allows me to focus on contrasting features in my subject without distracting color and, potentially discovering detail that may be lost.   As a photographer, I attempt to convey to the viewer that feeling or emotion I had at the time I depressed the shutter.  Photographing nature is a way for me to get the viewer involved in the beauty of our natural environment.   It is also a way for me to express my love of nature and why I believe it’s  important to conserve our natural resources.

Events

2017  Mar.-Apr. Exhibit, Gateway Gallery & Emporium, 6216 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL

2016   Endangered:Apes4Art, Dade Heritage Trust at 190 SE 12th Terrace, Miami FL (Art Basel Week) - 2 place

2016   7th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

2015   10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards – 2 Nominee Honors

2014   ADSO 23rd Juried Southeast Regional Exhibit, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Gallery, Niceville, FL

2013   8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards- 2 Nominee Honors

2013   ADSO 22nd Juried Southeast Regional Exhibit, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Gallery, Niceville, FL 

2013   Rookery Bay Annual Juried Photography Exhibit,  Naples, FL

2013   North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) (Online Juried Showcase) Semi-Finalist

2012   Pasco County Ecofest,  New Port Richey, FL -  2nd Place

2012   100% Pure Florida Exhibit,  The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL    

2012    7th Black and White Spider Awards - 2 Nominee Honors

Gallery/Store/Other

Gateway Gallery and Emporium, New Port Richey, FL

Outdoor Photographer

ND Magazime

Philanthropy

Healing Photo Art

Center for Great Apes

Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, AL