This work is both a layering of fireworks as well as layering of textures to get this final piece.
The fireworks were photographed at a 4th of July Independence day celebration in Montezuma, Georgia, my tiny home town. Being a small display, you wouldn't find all of these fireworks in the sky at once, so I took my own artistic liberty and overlaid multiple exposures to give a feel of what the whole extravaganza was in one blow.
This is painting with light in its truest sense, every exposure was taken over a period to allow the firework to explode through the sky and then I layered those long exposures into essentially an even longer exposure before my final layers to create a very painterly almost abstract feeling to create my own...
Life is full of happy surprises. After just over a decade working in the 9 to 5 cube world, I threw caution to the wind to follow my dreams of being a full time visual artist. That was five years ago! Is it easy? No, but something truly worthwhile is rarely simple.
My body of work is wide ranging from photograhic scenes of far away places, more near and dear locations, and more fanciful artwork. It's all crafted with a heartfelt love for finding the beauty in little captured moments. My artwork also hangs on walls near and far from private homes to businesses who have chosen to decorate with my art.
Whether you've purchased one piece or a house full or you simply admire and share with your friends, your patronage of my art is...
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