The older I get, the more I see the world around me in brush strokes, in washes of color and tonalities rather than sharp detail. I enjoy the freedom of this path of abstract work. It's freer, less restrictive, and leaves more to my imagination when creating. The work begins with either film or digital images (definitely photographs). Then, through a process of layering, distorting, coloring, painting, and varnishing I create the final prints. I believe the finished print is what's important - the  end result of a photographer's work. How one gets there is the artist's personal journey.  Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos, NMGhost treesCottonwood study #6Cottonwood study, Rio Chama, NMOaks and distant hills, Paso RoblesAndrew Oak study #25Houma live oak study #2Rienzi Plantation study #3Mittens, Monument Valley, UtahTaos Pueblo Mission study #1Taos Pueblo Mission Study #2Avery Island oak, near Marsh House