Coming up with an artist statement is difficult for me. I am a retired data geek and am used to living in a left-brain world. But I have loved photography all of my life, and I noticed that photography had the ability to capture and stir emotion and enhance your own imagination. My artist statement simply is that I like to take pictures of beautiful or unique subjects, and then present them to the viewer in an aesthetically and compelling manner.
I won an instamatic camera in a bingo game at age 13, but was not able to devote myself to photography until I retired from my corporate career. Following retirement, I used several resources to master a DSLR camera and develop my style.
As a world-traveler, I love to photograph people living daily life in other locales. While many artists seek to show where he or she fits in the world, I am motivated to show the existence of the world outside of myself.
As an avid animal lover, photographing pets and wildlife enhanced my ability to capture images over the years. Since moving to Cape Coral in 2015, I fell in love with Southwest Florida's wildlife, flora and scenery.
My style evolved to where I primarily make candid images, whether it be the lives of families on balconies in Old Havana, or of a reddish egret doing its frenetic dance to capture its dinner. I take images to capture the lives of others as I see them and hope that it inspires emotion in the viewer.
My photography has been shown at the Alliance for the Arts and the News-Press. I also was the Featured Artist of the Month for November 2020 at the Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral, and will now display my work permanently at the Harbour View Gallery as an Associate Artist.
I also am a musician, and play french horn with the Gulf Coast Symphony, and photographed each pet in the 2020 Gulf Coast Symphony Calendar.