Pause. Breathe. Feel.
Once in the Mojave National Preserve, I left the hustle and bustle of my chaotic life behind and soon took the time to slow down, pause, breathe, look, see and finally feel the desert pulsate around me. The amazing calmness of the desert led to quiet contemplation and my eyes opened up to an amazing and diverse landscape.
The Mojave National Preserve has a silent, unspoken beauty. A simple beauty. It takes a quieting of the mind to actually see its true essence. I would find myself breathing in the desert smells, looking around and pausing for subjects to present themselves. It was then that I could really see and feel what was before me.
Finding a way to create images that best represented what I was feeling was the key to my Artist in Residence portfolio. During my extended time in Mojave National Preserve, I felt the calmness. I saw the minimalism. I sensed the strength and I observed the perseverance in what appears to be a desolate and lonely environment.
The images I have captured portray solitary strength and serenity in a world that continues to move along at a fast pace.
Pause. Breathe. Feel. This is the essence of the works I present to you as you visit the Mojave National Preserve and contemplate its unusual, sere landscapes and recognize the beauty it contains.
Welcome to my most recent endeavor! This page is just a few of my favorite and available art pieces capturing the spirit of rescued and protected animals. I began this project in early 2016 after years of contemplation and planning. Being a full time photographer, I am often busy with art shows, traveling and workshops so I kept putting this project on the back burner. But something finally clicked in me after meeting yet another happy rescued animal. Some of my first pieces won prestigious awards, so I knew I needed to be more proactive in continuing this series.
The most difficult part of creating a series, is finding the best way to display it. I wanted to create large pieces that were for the most part, life-size or bigger (as in the case of the owl). I wanted these animals to demand a presence in any room they hang in order to really bring awareness to their plight and to those who have found it their life passion to protect them.
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind with a percentage of the sale returning to the care of that particular animal.
I am always looking for animals to photograph, so please feel free to send me a message about your location and animal(s).
This gallery is to display recent images that have completely sold out of the edition. No other copies of these images will be produced. If you want to be one of the first to know about images that are getting close to the end of their edition, please send me your email and I will add you to my newsletter.
A Boutique Gallery for collectors of Fine Art Photography. The resulting images in this gallery have undergone extensive layering and photo imaging techniques. I offer limited sizes and editions. Through this gallery page, I offer larger sized photographs infused onto aluminum along with photographic prints on different paper types.