My interest in photography began with the study of nature. The beauty, grandeur, and complexity of life on this planet are my subjects. From the grand vistas of the Rocky Mountains to the rocky coastline of Maine, I have been enthralled by the majesty of nature. But I am as captivated by a small detail as I am by a sweeping landscape. Indeed, you may see in some of my images an interest in exploring the patterns nature makes in an abstract way, from a close-up of the bark of a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree in south Florida, to a reflection of the Everett Covered Bridge and autumn leaves in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
But my love for photography extends also to humanity and what it has created. In addition to traveling the United States, I have spent time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East—including China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, Yemen and Dubai. On these journeys I aim to capture the essence of a place, which can occur in the smile of a novice monk on the Tibetan Plateau; or in the art and architecture of an ancient civilization, such as when the Cambodian jungle overtakes the Angkor complex, or when the sun warms the top of a 400-year old “skyscraper” in Sana’a, Yemen.
My most recent body of work comes from Havana, Cuba. Exploring the colors, textures, and unique perspectives of the city's streets, architecture, classic American cars, and expressive faces of the warm people I encountered was an illuminating study in image-making. I also have new photographs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in its fall splendor, as well as new images from Hocking Hills' craggy rocks and twisted tree roots. It’s the magic of “writing with light” that I continue to explore.
MY 2018 FINE ART FAIR SHOW SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
April 20 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
May 19-20 Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, Ohio
June 2-3 Maple and Main Art Fair, Sylvania, Ohio
June 9-10 Art by the Falls, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
July 5-8 Boston Mills ArtFest, Peninsula, Ohio
July 13-15 Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
July 21 Willoughby Arts Festival, Willoughby, Ohio
July 28-29 Akron Hardesty Park Arts Festival, Akron, Ohio
August 4 Lakewood Arts Festival, Lakewood, Ohio
August 5 Chardon Arts Festival, Chardon, Ohio
August 18-19 Flats Festival of the Arts, Flats East Bank, Cleveland, Ohio
August 25-26 Hudson Art on the Green, Hudson, Ohio
September 3 Upper Arlington Arts Festival, Columbus, Ohio
September 9 Berea Arts Fest, Berea, Ohio
October 4-7 Ohio Mart, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, Ohio