A poet first...or so I thought. From that came a love of photography and photo editing. My photography highlights the natural beauty of the seasons, especially amidst the rolling hills and waterways of western New York. Wandering the creeks near my home, standing beneath a small cascade or majestic waterfall, being truly present to the changes of season, delighting in the beauty of flowers and woodlands carried me along on what became a profound spiritual journey in a way that words alone could not contain.
Now, I have converted both those loves into digital paintings in an impressionist style that express what I see with the heart more than with the eye. I added to that the metaphor of the spiritual journey in my Sea Stories paintings - a visual metaphor for our personal quest for character, courage and truth. Contemporary, yet timeless, my digital paintings are modern realism but with homage to the classic works. In addition to my current art work, I have two self-published volumes of poetry, 'Songs of the Heart's Longing' from Blurb publishing and 'Ecclesiastes for Sixty: Seasons in Solitude' from Xlibris. Both volumes contain my own original art and photography to accompany my contemporary style poetry.
My work has won a number of awards and contests and has been displayed at Trillium Gallery in Glenford, NY.
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