I'm originally from Bremen, Ohio. Now making my home in Austin Texas. My photographic locations are in and around Austin, where I've lived for 18 years. I sell my work through various online art galleries and local art shows. I started photography with film, I now use digital cameras. Represented in my galleries are several genres of fine artwork representing work by several artist, professional and amateur artist, including myself. All of us trying to earn a little extra income from work we love doing. Our impetus though is only to do the art we have come to enjoy. I hope you like our works and feel free to make any comment on how our art inspires you. You may also, if you like, let your friends know of us and our art.
My own photography, studio work and abstracts consists of landscapes and still life. I've not gotten to many of the places I want to, so most of my art now is still life and created in my home studio. My abstracts are created digitally, or by manipulating a photo into an abstract piece of art. I've recently started work in digital Impressionism art.
Impressionism is an artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction. Impression helps make photos more expressive by 'digitally' authentically and intelligently applying digital brushstrokes to photography and turning them into impressionist art, the way a real painter would. Capturing the essence of photos without being constrained by rigid detail. Rigidly realistic photos sometimes leave less room for emotion, personal feeling, and story. Instead of just showing reality, take my viewers on a story by using Impression to capture emotion and feeling rather than details. This can make artwork both more powerful and more personal.
I work using a computer and various artist tools for digital abstracts. Generally I take a camera with me where ever I go and take a snapshot of anything interesting. Then at a time when I'm feeling particularly inspired or creative, I take a stroll through those images and pick one or several that inspires me. Then I develop the idea, concept or impression and work through several, or a lot, of iterations until I've achieved the best work of my original vision.