I pursue photography as an artistic expression, primarily through an exploration of our created world in both color and black and white photography.
My photographic style is influenced by the early masters of landscape black and white photography, particular the work of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.
But I have recently developed a serious interest in the pursuit of photographic designs composed of beautiful landscapes, edited to impart the quality of color, texture and stroke distinctive to the art of painting. The focus of this art form, some term “painterly”, has as a goal, the rendering of forms and images in terms of color or tonal relations rather than of contour or line. Visit my Color Gallery to see the work that represents these concepts.
I live in Austin, Texas and spend quite a bit of time with my photography in the Texas Hill Country, but also venture across the state, across the country, frequently to Northern Colorado, and on rare occasion, across the world.
Shows and Exhibitions
2012 TPS 21: The International Competition, a juried exhibition by Aline Smithson. A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. Print titled Gay Hill Missionary Baptist Church was selected as part of exhibition;
2013 A Smith Gallery’s trees competition juried by Ellen Jantzen. Print titled Bald Cypress, Caddo lake, Txwas selected as one of 55 images, out of 1,241 submitted for consideration;
2016 Perspectives a juried exhibition hosted by the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, in Longview, Texas, and judged by Scott Campbell. The prints titled Lake Irene, Rocky Mountain National Park and Downstream from Lake Irene, Rocky Mountain National Park were selected as part of exhibition;