About

 

                                  
 
  

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I have always been intrigued by the photographic medium. Exploring ways to use the camera as a tool to experience light, color, texture, pattern and all of the interesting natural and man-made objects that fascinate me.

Being a photographer since the early seventies, I continue to experiment with all types of photographic media, subjects and composition as it relates to my work.

What I shoot now is meant to make people stop, look and get involved in the images they see.

As an artist, I photograph a variety of objects that catch my eye in different ways, colors, angles, patterns, values...whatever it might be.

Composition is the key, even with digital photography where we can manipulate the image any way possible and I choose to do it in the viewfinder as I create the image, not later in my digital darkroom.  Most images are in pure form from the moment of capture.

The photographer has to understand light and composition, or the result is not very pleasing to the eye.

I strive to create one-of-kind lasting images. A photograph captures a moment in time to be enjoyed forever and taking the time to create a unique, quality image is worth the time and effort.

Whether I shoot black & white or color, digital or film, natural or man-made objects, I want my vision to be understood, get the viewer involved and take the time to experience my vision...and my passion.


Thanks for taking the time to experience my work.

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

Fine art images from India & Mexico, Olio Wine Bar, Mancos, CO

"Art and Soul', Rochester Hotel, Durango, CO

2011

" Hundreds of Feet ", Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, Cortez, CO

2010

"Toyed With", Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

"Holiday Show", Desert Pearl Gallery, Cortez, CO

"Spring Juried Show", Mancos Chamber, Mancos, CO

"Retrospective 2", Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

2009

"Holiday Art Ole", Durango Art Center, Durango, CO

"Brewfest Artists", Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

"Travel", Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

"Focus", Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2008

"Holiday Art Ole", Durango Art Center, Durango, CO

2006

"What Is It?", Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

"4 Women 4 Views", Main Street Gallery, Cortez, CO

2005

"SWMH Foundation Show", Main Street Gallery, Cortez, CO

2003

Aspen Guard Station Artists, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

1991-2010

Participated in the Pinon Arts & Humanities Alliance Juried

 

Fine Arts Shows & Awards listed below:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

"Fluidity:images of light and liquid", selected images from this series at Elinoff Gallery, Telluride, CO

"Fluidity:images of light and liquid", Olio Restaurant and Wine Bar, Mancos, CO

2013

"Impressions of India", Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

2012

"Retrospective III", Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

"Faces of the World",  The Farm bistro, Cortez, CO

2011

" Time and Places " , Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

2009

"Color in Motions", Desert Pearl Gallery, Cortez, CO

2008

"Retrospective", Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

2007

"New Work", Cortez Recreation Center, Cortez, CO

"Jamaica!", Slideshow Gallery, Delores, CO

"Photography Group Show", Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO


AWARDS

2013

Selected for the " Portraits 2014 " show at the Center for Fine Art Photography,  Ft. Collins, CO

Best of Show, professional, Juried Fine Art Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

Cover photographer for the Tribal College Journal (May) and Four Season Greenhouse (February) award issues

2011

Merit Awards for 3 photographs, B & W + COLOR magazine, published September 2011

Cover artist, Arts Perspective Magazine, Durango, CO

2010

2nd Place, Professional Photography, "Que Pasa?"

Life on Chapala Juried Show, Quattro Gallery, Ajijic, Mexico

2008

Best of Show, Professional Photography, "Vibrant Motion"

Honorable Mention, 3-D, "Face of Fire"

     16th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

Cover Artist, Arts Perspective Magazine, Durango, CO

2007

Honorable Mention, "Times Past",

     Photography Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

Honorable Mention, "Behind the Cross Doors",

     Arts Perspective Magazine contest, Durango, CO

2006

First Place, Professional, "Silvia",

     15th Annual Juried Fine Art Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

2005

Best of Show, Professional, "Lake Powell Blues",

     14th Annual Juried Fine Art Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

1999

Honorable Mention, Amateur, "Young Dancer",

     8th Annual Juried Fine Art Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO

1998

Honorable Mention, Amateur, "Tasmanian Lobster Pots",

     7th Annual Juried Fine Art Show, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2013

Artist-in-residence

Willowtail Springs Nature and Education Center, Mancos, CO

2011

Artist-in-Residence

US Forest Service, Aspen Guard Station, Mancos, CO

2002

Teacher-in-Residence

US Forest Service, Aspen Guard Station, Mancos, CO


CURRENTLY SHOWING

Heart Path House - Cortez, CO

Exponential Engineering - Cortez, CO

Durango Space - Durango, CO

Cortez Chamber of Commerce - Cortez, CO

 

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