Hello! I have been a photographer all of my adult life after graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. I have been painting for the last 18 years. I am mostly a self taught painter but have attended several workshops over the years. Most of my paintings center around the subject matter of the desert southwest, although lately have been exploring seascapes. My fine art photography has been published and collected by numerous corporations and private collectors for more than 25 years. My images have been used to illustrate many book covers, annual reports, magazines, and advertisements. My art has been accepted, and won awards in major art shows and includes a 'Best of Show' in the Cheyenne County Annual Spring Art Show and the Denver Art Museum's 'The Real West' show. Most of my work centers around the desert southwest and the ancient puebloans. Being of Native American heritage, I am drawn to the places and ruins of the Anasazi who flourished in the Four Corners Area over 700 years ago.
I have an affection for the U.S. Coast Guard, having spent a total of 8 years as a Boatswains Mate,... 3 of those years was in a Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. Other duty stations included a Buoy Tender in Alaska, and an 82 footer in California. I also operated 30 and 40 foot patrol boats in the Great Lakes performing law enforcement and search and rescue operations. On Fine Art America, I present a collection of historic drawings and blue prints which are public domain, some of my own photos, and paintings.
Thank you for your interest in my work. Visit my website at jerrymcelroy.com to view or purchase my original paintings.