I am a professional photographer and self taught artist specializing in wildlife as well as personalized portraiture. Even though these are two of my favorite mediums to express my vision through, life gives us all too many other distractions worthy of focusing on as well. Diversity lends itself well to good art as it makes sure we have a good look at each angle in a variety of ways. I'm constantly reminded of this when I frequent the same spots in certain areas like Yellowstone (even when I stand in the exact same place as before), and every time the scene is so different. Whether it be the source of light, weather, animal activity or whatever allows such divergence from what it was a year earlier or even only hours. There is always something completely different to focus on and if there are no apparent shots; patience plays such a huge part and almost always rewards me.
There simply way too many amazing, beautiful and even ugly sources of inspiration to relegate my work to one or two specialties.
I love the cerulean blue the sky turns just moments after the sun goes down, especially at the ocean. There is no blue in anything I have ever seen under the ocean or above it anywhere in this World.. Itís hard to describe but literally freezes me in my tracks where ever I am and this is the impulse of wonder I continually reach for in my art or photography..It's just a color and itís also just the beginning or seeing what else is out there.
We live in a time when it is becoming increasingly more difficult to just stay afloat or even just tread water, much less forge ahead on our own personal journeys. We get lost in the day to day struggles to survive and it is becoming increasingly an effort to not lose ourselves in it all. In an effort to slow down enough to get out of the fast lane and have a look around, I find through my photography and paintings a vehicle which allows me to do just this. I can freeze a moment in suspended time and preserve its life as I remembered it the second its impression inspired me for the very first time. Each moment captured leaves an imprint on the soul long after the physical one has disappeared..
So go out there and find a source of inspiration and allow that energy to guide you through a new personal journey. And ask yourself the question ; when was the last time you did something for the first time. We used to do it all the time as kids when we were wide eyes and free to dream. No reason that should ever stop now.
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