Architecture

Architecture

Architecture Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes A 1992 trip to Puerto Rico sparked my passion for bold, colorful architectural abstracts. Specifically, it was the colorful approach to architecture that resonated with my long-time interest in and inspiration by abstract painters Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Georgia O’keeffe, Arthur Dove and John Marin. The incorporation of their innovative abstract philosophies and techniques became possible for me on this and other trips to Latin countries, as well as to Bermuda. The warmth and color inherent in the Latin culture is an obvious and compelling inspiration, which I appropriated in the form of color composition and a play on shapes. I have said that these experiences abroad “opened the closet doors” for me—indeed literally, to some extent, as many of the photographs in the series depict doors and windows, floating in a background of bold color and tangible...
Et Cetera

Et Cetera

Et Cetera Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes Many times I make photographs that work and are interesting, but don’t belong to any of my series. While developing the web site and other promotional materials I wanted to include these types of images. The Et Cetera gallery showcases those works that are independent of any...
Abstracts

Abstracts

Abstracts Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes Many of my abstract works are based on a variety of subjects. Patterns of nature, movement, light and shadow, and various composites are among my favorite subjects. This gallery is dedicated to those, differentiating them from my abstracts and graphics that are based on...
Floral

Floral

Floral Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes As an expression of my appreciation of nature, color, and form, florals are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. From the graceful elegance of the “Calla Lily Pink” to the bold graphic quality of my “Bird of Paradise,” the infinite range of colors, shapes, textures, and rhythms florals possess makes them the ideal subject. Each flower is approached as the subject of a portrait. I prefer simple uncluttered surroundings that allow the flower to maintain the center of...
Landscapes

Landscapes

Landscapes Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes The first scenic image that I can recall from childhood is the Mitten Butts. John Wayne rode through Monument Valley in John Ford’s Film “Stage Coach”. That scene was the beginning of my love affair with the Western genre of film.   All through my Catholic elementary school years, during the period designated “Picture Study”, I was introduced to the paintings of Cezanne, Monet, and Manet. This exposure to the impressionists, along with my early love of “cowboy movies”, established the foundation of my artistic aesthetic. The artists I was most attracted to in my formative years were painters. Consequently, when in 1969 I was given a camera for Christmas, I started photographing scenes with a painter’s palette, rather than the eye of a photographer. As you look at my landscapes you will see works that have a “painterly” look and composition with formal qualities of landscape painting. I do believe that if I were given a paint brush, a palette of paint , and a canvas  before I was given a camera, I might have become a painter. But then,  the opportunity to be in the grandeur of a landscape with a camera that allows the immediate experimentation and expressions of such experiences would not be part of my artistic life. I cherish the experience of being awed by the spiritual connection with a landscape; and during this heightened state, being able to capture that moment through photography. The result is a photograph that is  the  expression of that ...
Imaginary Landscapes

Imaginary Landscapes

Imaginary Landscapes Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes My Imaginary Landscape series is comprised of  large format photographs of jasper stones interpreted as painterly landscapes. These compositions vary in color, depth, intensity, texture, and transparency; effectively evoking the impression of cosmic nebula, coral reefs, arid forests, and mountain landscapes.  Ranging from images resembling photographs from the Hubble telescope to images that give the impression of volcanically forged obsidian, the series is a unique synthesis of a microcosm depicting a macro-environment that is at once vibrant, intriguing, and mysterious.   One grouping, the Mountain Passes, is reminiscent of Oriental scroll paintings and illuminated manuscripts.  The three works (Mountain Pass #1, 2 and 3), two vertical and one horizontal compositions, invoke the chroma values and fluid, arabesque arrangements of Persian books from the thirteenth century. In contrast, another group of two works is explosively energetic.  “The First Night of the World” and “Tree and Rainbow” are arrangements in vivid yellows, various shades of black and shocking pinks, suggesting at once glass fragments, mirrors and fiery cascades.  Each composition radiates the energy created by the natural formations within each stone, again yielding the feel of an imaginary...
Italy/Sicily

Italy/Sicily

Italy/Sicily Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes Before going to Italy I browsed through many photographs of gondolas, bicycles in front of shops, still lifes of bread and wine, and other conventional scenes. I left with certain preconceptions of what I would photograph. But to my surprise what became my subjects were the small winding streets, the architecture, the textures and tones of the surfaces of the stonework, and the night.   I found the surfaces of the stonework compelling. These forms, colors, textures, and tones offered an opportunity to experiment with both color, and black and white abstract imagery. Another subject that this body of work explores is the unforeseen sense of mystery I experienced while in Venice. Rather than the anticipated imagery of daily life, I was drawn to the enchantment of the late night and early morning atmosphere. The eerie, elegant play between light and shadow against form, coalescing with shape and texture, is the subject of these photographs. It is my attempt to convey with this series, this deep sense of Venetian...
Artist Favorites

Artist Favorites

Artist Favorites Architecture Et Cetera Abstracts Floral Landscapes Imaginary Landscapes Italy/Sicily Artist Favorites Seascapes I have been photographing since Christmas 1969. I have always sought out and photographed those experiences that bring harmony, grace and beauty into my life.   Over the years I have taken photographs that have transcended my experience and have endured the test of time.  These works I consider to be my favorites, if not my best. They span from very early in my career to the present and a wide variety of subject matter. I will post them here, rotating them periodically. If you want to know more about them and why I feel the way I do, please e-mail me. I will gladly discuss my...