I am a nationally recognized artistic nature photographer. I am a gallery artist with the Dancing Crane Gallery in Bradenton. My art may be seen in Art Center Sarasota, Venice Art Center and annual exhibit at Selby Botanical Gardens. My photographs are in private collections in Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia area. This year, 2015, celebrates my 10th anniversary as an award winning photographer with exhibits throughout SouthWest Florida.
Through my studies of Ikebana (Japanese style flower arrangement), Raku ceramics, Shodo Calligraphy (oriental style brushing painting), and Haiku Poetry, I have become very close to nature. My enthusiasm for gardening lead me to explore my interest in photography. "The natural beauty of each individual leaf or flower becomes a work of art through the camera. To see nature clearly, to focus on the smallest details, to bring out the very essence of a flower's soul" - that is truly my intent.
My true love is photographing nature: flowers, butterflies, and other garden friends. For twenty years I lived in Asia/Pacific: Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Living and learning the culture and the natural beauty of these environments gave me a strong sense of intimacy in even the smallest things. Now that I live in Southwest Florida, I recognize many of the same type of tropical and subtropical species living abundantly in this natural environment as well as in local botanical gardens.
I have published two books - one, "NATURE FOCUSED", is a retrospective and historical evolution of my photography from 2005 thru 2010. "NATURE'S ARTISTRY", published January 2015, combines my photography with my artistic WAFU Ikebana creations. I present to you my creativity and enthusiasm for the beauty of Nature and my progress as an artist.
"In all things of Nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle