About the Photographer
Artist Vision Statement
My photography is an extension of my desire to communicate to others the beauty I see in the natural world, and my love for nature, unspoiled by our modern civilization. This unspoiled landscape is rapidly disappearing, and I think that we should be reminded how incredible the world is, and my images are my part in informing and communicating this to others. In a selfish vein, my images are my way of remembering the great feelings I had when I took the pictures, and what it felt like to be out in the cold morning air, or in a rain with lush green vegetation all around me. The exhilaration I felt when I took the pictures is what I try to capture in my photographs. If others can have the same sense of my excitement when they see my images, then I think I have succeeded. I want to make photographs that show how wonderful the world still is, and that we should do all we can to preserve and renew it.
Galleries and Shows
I have had several one-man shows in fine art galleries in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas, including the Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, the Huntington Beach Library, The ArtiSan Juan Gallery in San Juan Capistrano, The Center for Creative Photography, also in San Juan Capistrano, and the "Off the Wall" gallery at Cypress College. Most recently, I had a one-man-show at the Center Gallery in Anaheim. I also have been part of group shows at the Art Museum in La Habra, the Irvine Fine Art Gallery, Chemers Gallery in Irvine, and at the Borders Book Store in Mission Viejo, CA. I have been in the Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair in 2012, 2013 and 2018. I also have been in the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts in 2014 through 2017 and I will again be showing there in 2019.
See the page on the Festival of Arts for more information.