My photographic artwork represents my personal perception of the landscape. I often treat light as the subject, and I use nature to demonstrate that light. This approach requires constant observation while in the field and an understanding of the nature of light itself.
From vision, to viewfinder, to software, to fine art print, I infuse my personal style into my work at each stage of the process. Remarkable detail, thoughtful composition, and a full range of contrast are my favorite tools that I utilize to create my expressive fine art prints.
I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and spent my childhood playing outdoors in the woods, fields, streams, and lakes. I became interested in art at a young age. I had dabbled in photography, from my first 110 film camera given to me by my first-grade teacher, to the Minolta SLR I chose as a high school graduation present. However, it wasn't until December of 2009 that I discovered how the balance between art, technique, and the technology that drives modern photography mirrored my own interests. I decided to pursue digital photography, although I had no idea that this hobby would soon grow into a new career track as a professional artist.
I began scouring the internet, reading every book I could get my hands on, and watching countless hours of videos on subjects like composition and image processing. I submitted photos to be critiqued by professional photographers and attended workshops about light and vision. I took on voluntary photography projects at work and at church and I picked up some small family portrait projects here and there for family and friends. With every photograph created, I grew closer to being able to use photography as not just a way to capture a beautiful scene or subject, but as a viable method of communicating my vision, a fundamental principle of fine art.
In the summer of 2013, I left my full-time position as an IT specialist at a Houston television station and put my full devotion into my art career. Since then, over one-thousand of my photographs have found new homes in private collections from Washington State to Great Britain.
Awards & Notable Exhibitions
Arts Fest Oklahoma 2013 Award of Excellence
The Gathering wins 2nd Place at Galveston Art League's February 2014 Juried Show
VAA 31st Open Juried Exhibition by Clint Willour (2014) - Guadalupe Sunrise and Pumpjacks
Rockport Art Fest 2015 Best of Media
Rockport Art Fest 2016 Best of Media
Best in Show Pine Cathedral - Pearland Arts League 2016 Annual Juried Show - Patrick Palmer
Best in Show (Booth) - Transcontinental Art Fair 2017 - Temple, TX
Back Lot Gallery Solo Show "Exploring Yosemite & Death Valley" - Brenham, TX - Mar 2 to Apr 30 (2017)
Breckenridge Fine Arts Center Solo Show - Breckenridge, TX - Sept 19 to Nov 11 (2017)
Leaf On Bridalveil Creek wins 3rd Place at Pearland Art League's Fall 2017 Juried Show - Lori Betz
Empty Room wins 2nd Place at FotoFest '18 Baytown Art League juried exhibit - Steve Goff & Beckwith Thompson
Tree on Mount Scott wins 1st Place in Photography at Pearland Art League 8th Annual Juried Exhibit (2018) - Bruce Williamson
Moon at Devil's Garden wins 1st Place in Photography at Pearland Art League 9th Annual Juried Exhibit (2019) - Ellen Orseck