Thunderstorm over St Louis
I am a visual artist; a photographer and a painter. Being blessed with a head full of ideas, it is through the challenge of turning these ideas into reality that I find expression for my photography and paintings. The natural world and the environment have always been a powerful influence in my ideas, but so has mankind and his relationship to the environment. A rock is nature, but man can stack rocks and turn them into a symbol, or a fence, or a shelter or even an exquisite sculpture. It is where nature and man overlap I find the most interesting ideas and motivation.
Sometimes I envision a metaphoric message or a story when creating my imagery, but more often than not I simply want to share a moment, a mood, or the beauty of an object or a place. It is my hope that the inspiration and the depth of feeling that motivated me to photograph or paint a particular subject will also resonate with the viewer.