Artist StatementI believe life is a contrast of the mundane that sits below our feet and in front of our eyes each and every day. It comes in all forms, from natural to man-made and somewhere in between. My passion and work is finding the obvious and unseen and giving it energy, giving it life and creating an emotional attachment to a scene that would normally go unnoticed. My work blurs the lines of sharpness, gives depth to the shallow and creates motion for the still. Whether it’s a single autumn leaf on a bed of coarse winter snow or a tree blurred within the suns rays, each scene will let you explore your desire to create something from what your eye sees and your heart feels. I’ve been behind a lens for many decades, starting in my teens when I found a passion for the art. I’ve continued to kindle that fire ever since, fine tuning my skills, building a photography business and all while maintaining a drive to create art with the medium. I thrive to bring balance between elements or create an unknown feeling from something concrete. I search for scenes where lines, shapes and forms build upon one another, letting the viewers eyes wander within, while letting a sense of imagination and thought roam beyond the two dimensional image.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I was inspired at an early age by the mountains, ocean and the natural beauty that surrounded me. I quickly found photography as a creative outlet to capture the sense of inspiration I felt when exploring these places.
Now as a Maryland artist, the magnificent landscapes of ‘The West’ continue to call me back. I’ve enjoyed many fulfilling journeys across the western part of the United States and Canada to capture its beauty.
My hope is to stir memories for people who have viewed the beauty of these places and inspire others to explore these majestic locations for themselves.