Life is experienced subjectively and beauty can be found in the fast and slow times of life. Hurried frenzy can be energizing while relaxing to enjoy nature can be calming. Viewed from an artistic sensibility, movement and color emerge and everyday objects glow with auras. Contemplation of nature allows the mind to relax and consider transcendent realism.
My current work is a synthesis of photography and digital painting, an artistic process that explores the aesthetics of the natural landscape. The colors are intensified and the forms are abstracted to express the mystical qualities one experiences while absorbed in the beauty of nature. My favorite subject is the beautiful Texas Hill Country. I spend many weekends enjoying the splendor of Texas State Parks.
The “River” series was made using a favorite photo of the beautiful Guadalupe River in Texas. From the original image I digitally “painted” more than a dozen variations with different surface textures and colors. Discreet areas were carefully selected and refined making each reworked image a separate, unique creation.
The “Roads” series consists of digital photographs taken at sunset or daybreak. Produced by using slow shutter speeds while traveling in a moving vehicle they incorporate the elements of time and space with the light and colors of the landscape. High contrasts of dark and light tones with touches of the saturated warm and cool colors of sunrise create a minimalist scene of a moment captured in time. The resulting images invite the viewer to engage intimately with a dynamic moment in the environmental milieu.