I make landscape and tree portraits.

People understand portraits, whereas some may question photographing the same tree species and often the same trees for more than 35 years. Portraits sometimes reveal something insightful about the subject. Ideally, a portrait expresses something deeper about the subject’s inner life. My portraits are meant to express something about the inner and outer life of the trees and land that I photograph. 

Abstraction and impressionism – the older I get, the more I see the world around me in loose brush strokes; in washes of colors and tonalities rather than sharp detail. I enjoy the freedom of this path of abstraction. It's freer, less restrictive, and leaves more of the process to my imagination. My work begins with both film and digital images and are made with cameras and lenses. Yet, the final version is layered, colored, painted, and varnished to create the final print. I believe the print is the thing - the result of the creative process. It's the end result of a photographer's work. How one gets there is the artist's choice and journey. 

 

Artist Statement

I make landscape and tree portraits.

People understand portraits, whereas some may question photographing the same tree species and often the same trees for more than 35 years. Portraits sometimes reveal something insightful about the subject. Ideally, a portrait expresses something deeper about the subject’s inner life. My portraits are meant to express something about the inner and outer life of the trees and land that I photograph. 

Abstraction and impressionism – the older I get, the more I see the world around me in loose brush strokes; in washes of colors and tonalities rather than sharp detail. I enjoy the freedom of this path of abstraction. It's freer, less restrictive, and leaves more of the process to my imagination. My work begins with both film and digital images and are made with cameras and lenses. Yet, the final version is layered, colored, painted, and varnished to create the final print. I believe the print is the thing - the result of the creative process. It's the end result of a photographer's work. How one gets there is the artist's choice and journey.