Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the nineteenth century, underpinned by the logic of perspective, and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visual reality. The arts of cultures other than the Europena had become accessible and showed alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. By the end of the nineteenth century many artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. The sources from whic individual artists drew their theoretical...
I started getting serious about photography in the mid seventies. It took me a while to switch from film to digital, but now I'm a total convert. Although I try to get the best shot possible in camera, I'm a big fan of post-processing. I love the creativity that's possible with a digital camera and a "computer darkroom". I've painted off and on for most of my life with oil and acrylics, so I can't resist the temptation to turn a lot of my photos into digital paintings. I also love color, and like to really make it "pop" sometimes.
I'm a Florida native now living in the mountains of Georgia, in an area known as the Enchanted Valley. There is plenty of beautiful scenery and interesting things to shoot.
I plan to...
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