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I've been honored to have been juried into many Fine Arts Shows and to have won awards for both my Altered Photographic artworks and unaltered photography. I've had a few published nationally and internationally. My canvas is the print, and an accessible nature the backdrop for my photography. With my altered photography, I work at creating a surreal literary feel that hints at a story behind each one. I have sold paintings, drawings and watercolors in the past, but now use this media for my art and my muse. All of the photo's I use in my altered photographic works are my own with the exception of the planets, courtesy of the Hubble and NASA public domain archives.
While I'm not the 'Jon Lord of Deep Purple' fame, I admire his works. I did have an early affinity with the piano and I own a keyboard but don't read music. I just make interesting noises. My own music is in my works.
There's something both mystical and therapeutic walking on the soft uneven earth, and the peace of mind it evokes in me as nature's sounds surrounds me. Walking among the curtains of light and shadow moving with the wind is a clearing away of the clutter of everyday life, aware of the flow of color, the geometric shapes, lines and arcs of nature all blending in ways that catch my eye as I walk, searching for those out of the way nooks of nature. It's leaves falling to the winds of Autumn, little snippets of time and memory that invoke a personal meaning for the canvas of my mind. Sometimes subtly, sometimes blatantly, I seek a visual magic, a surrealistic depiction of the natural, caught in my lens then coalescing within my mind to the computer and finally to print. Art, Music, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and the Sciences are all expressed in some form by the artist as interpretative expressions of the world. I leave it to the viewer to make their own interpretation to the music of their own musing however, as they will and should.