This page is only a representation of my work. Additional pieces are available in my collection.

 

 

Following the purchase of original works, a limited amount of signed and numbered prints are available for purchase. Numbered prints are available only on photographic paper, in approximate sizes of 8 X 10, or 16 X 20 inches*. Please contact me for pricing.

 

"BLUE"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"BLUE"

 

I continue to be surprised by the inspiration I find when working with images of horses. I am not a rider (though I have ridden), nor have I ever spent time following famous thoroughbreds. But I cannot deny the sheer elegance, strength and beauty of these magnificent creatures, which is why I will always stop the car to spend time admiring and photographing them whenever I get the chance.

 

BLUE was inspired when I came across an old corral near Cedar City, UT. The ancient wood had flecks of blue paint, sandblasted by decades in the southwest desert. The horse was in a nearby corral, looking longingly (it seemed to me) at the weather-worn paddock. As with most of my collages, I created a new sky by combining a variety of images, this time from Ivins and Bountiful, Utah.

 

After editing and arranging the images, I enhanced, re-colored then digitally painted the layers.

"SNOW"

 

Living in southwest Utah, there seems to be no end to inspiration, especially when it comes to the magnificent horses that grace the landscape. I was traveling near Colorado City, AZ (a favorite place of mine to find perfectly posed equine) and saw the horse I now call SNOW.

 

As with all of my artwork, taking the perfect photo of SNOW was just the beginning. I also took several shots of the surrounding area, the sky, rocks, grass, trees...everything I thought might be interesting to use, either in this collage, or in one down the road. When I started editing and combining the photos for SNOW, the mountain I was originally going to place behind her just wasn't working, and so I found (what I think is) the perfect sky to use from the treasure trove of shots I took in Antarctica.

 

Once I was pleased with the placement of the layers, I started the process of enhancing and digitally painting the piece until SNOW seemed happy in her new surroundings.

The original of this piece is available for purchase. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss customizing the size and review pricing. This piece will be available on canvas with a gallery wrapped edge.

 

"SNOW"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

"ISLAS MALVINAS"

 

In February of 2007, on my way to Antarctica, we docked in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Although we were only there for a day, I must have taken over 1,000 photographs. From the welcoming center on the jetty to the interior pastures where the gentoo penguins wandered amongst the unexploded landmines left from the Falkland war. Islas Malvinas proved to be a complicated landscape on many fronts.

 

The fence and flowers for ISLAS MALVINAS were taken near the jetty and a few miles inland, respectively. The buildings in the background are a composite of structures I shot around the village. The sky was taken from a photograph I captured at the end of the trip in Buenos Aires. The one thing I didn't see on the island was a horse, and so I gave this beautiful mare from Grafton, Utah a new home in the Falklands.

 

As with all of my pieces, after layering and positioning the edited images, I re-colored, added texture and over-painted the entire piece.

 

"ISLAS MALVINAS"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"THE GENERAL STORE"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

"THE GENERAL STORE"

 

On July 2nd of 2016 we drove our goddaughter and her fiancée to the Independence Day celebration in Colorado City, AZ; an area where I continue to find endless visual inspiration. While walking around the park I stumbled across this beautiful, tiny general store. While the building doesn't appear to still be in use, it remains a sturdy, quaint edifice of bygone days.

 

THE GENERAL STORE is layered with images from Rockville, UT, Roquebrune Village, France, The Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, Ivins, UT, and, of course, Colorado City, AZ.

 

Selecting the various images I wanted to use in this piece was a relatively straight-forward process. Editing the right pieces, placing them, adjusting the colors and, most especially, positioning the sky (taken on a beautiful day over my house), was quite another. I'm pleased with the result, though, so it was worth the work!

The original of this piece is available for purchase. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss customizing the size and review pricing. This piece will be available on canvas with a gallery wrapped edge.

"THE LAST STATION"

 

In July of 2015 we were traveling north of Atlanta, GA, through the back roads, past abandoned areas in our not-too-distant past. We stumbled across this Shell station while searching for a place where we could actually fill up. No luck with the gas here, but I managed to fill up my camera with some great images!

 

I left the station pretty much intact, but added trees, additional grass and the sky from other locations. (The sky is actually from Lake Placid, NY.) Because of the dilapidated state of the station (which I loved), I was torn about enhancing the colors and giving the scene a much cheerier feel than what the original image presented. In the end, I opted for brightness, because abandoned though it may be, it still has life.

"THE LAST STATION"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"RIVERBED"

 

I have always enjoyed juxtaposing the nude body with images from the earth in my collages. I was inspired to create RIVERBED while sitting on the bank of the Virgin River, in Zion National Park, UT, on an afternoon in October of 2007. I want the image of the “sleeping woman” to reflect the dreamy quality of being completely in tune with nature.

 

The photo of the Virgin River bed was taken in the spring of 2007; the fall foliage was taken on the same afternoon that I had my inspiration for the collage; the greenery, with yellow buds, was taken in September of 2005, in Hamburg, Germany; the sunset was shot while driving home one evening on Snow Canyon Parkway, in Ivins, UT. And the beautiful model was captured during a photo shoot in the fall of 2006. After compiling the photographs (eleven layers), the entire collage was then over-painted using a combination of palette knife and water-color techniques.

"RIVERBED"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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ORIGINAL

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"FURY"

 

The idea for FURY was inspired, first and foremost, by friends in Southern Utah, who drew together a group of artists to ring in the Chinese New Year; The Year of the Horse.

 

FURY is a combination of seventeen photographs, the first being the image of the horse (taken outside of Colorado City, UT). I then added pieces of sky, grass (Grafton, UT), clouds (Antarctica), trees (The Grand Canyon, AZ) and fire (my fire pit at home). After selecting, editing and layering, I then colorized each layer, digitally hand sketched each layer, to accentuate and blend, then digitally hand painted the completed image. (In this case I used a variety of oil painting techniques and brush sizes.)

"FURY"

Photo Collage on Canvas

(30" W x 39.75" H, gallery wrapped)

$2,000

NOTE: Price did not include packing or shipping.

"WALK INTO FALL"

 

WALK INTO FALL was obviously inspired by spring...but seriously...autumn is a magical time of year to me. And as I've spent many years traveling around the world during the autumn, I've been fascinated by the rainbow of colors that a simple grove of trees can produce.

 

And so, combining trees, grass, shrubs, dirt and a questioning horse from my travels, WALK INTO FALL was born. Hours of manipulating the colors of leaves, finding the right digital brushes, and playing with shadows left me wanting to walk into this piece and rest.

"WALK INTO FALL"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"EMPTY MARKET"

 

In November of 2005, I was fortunate enough to spend a month in the northwest regions of India, which provided a true wealth of photographic opportunities. But even though I found the thousands of individual images completely captivating, creating a new story, through the combination of images is, to me, magic.

 

The sandstone building in EMPTY MARKET is a magnificent structure found in Agra, India; also home to the Taj Mahal. I snapped the photo of the woman in the background just as she was entering a temple in Agra; and the tins and baskets of food were found in a crowded marketplace in Jodhpur, India. As the photos were taken in different locations, and at different times of day, I also had to reconstruct parts of the food containers, as well as manufacture shadows for the containers and the woman, so that they would look more natural in their new setting. After the compilation was complete, the entire collage was over-painted using a palette knife technique.

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"EMPTY MARKET"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"SANTIAGO ABSTRACT"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

"SANTIAGO ABSTRACT"

 

While on a cruise, in January of 2003, I spent time visiting some amazing places along the west coast of South America. One of my favorite spots was Santiago, Chile, where I found the statue, which is the centerpiece of  SANTIAGO ABSTRACT.

 

This piece was particularly enjoyable to create, as the other elements of the collage were photos I had not yet taken when I found the statue; so I had a real quest to find the perfect elements that would make this collage complete. I found the background “texture” in a burnt-out tree stump near the Grand Canyon, in the spring of 2007; The orange daisies were taken the year before in the gardens of the Getty Center Museum, in Los Angeles, CA; and the cactus flower, in the lower, right-hand side of the collage, is from the desert by my home, in Ivins, UT. I created several copies of the images, layered them and then over-painted the entire collage using a palette knife technique, as well as adding color with traditional oils.

The original of this piece is available for purchase. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss customizing the size and review pricing. This piece will be available on metal, or museum quality photographic paper, framed.

"SHIELD"

 

India has a wealth of magnificently, and intricately carved buildings. It was while traveling in northwest India in 2005 when I came across the sandstone structure that became the foundation of SHIELD. While the carvings were certainly not created to represent the “Jewish Star,” hundreds of buildings did have wonderful carvings of six-sided stars that immediately reminded me of Judaism.

 

SHIELD (one of the names that the Jewish star has been given over the centuries) is a collage that I created from one such image. The original photograph was taken in the town of Bharatpur, India. After “erasing” the rest of the building seen in the original photo, I then “painted” in the details of the carving, created a hand-rubbed back-plate (in purple) and then used exotic flowers I’d shot in Agra, India to create the orange “sponge” effect. After the compilation was complete, the entire collage was over-painted using an oil painting technique.

"SHIELD"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"CHRISTO REDENTO"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

"CHRISTO REDENTO"

 

As the Summer Olympics are being hosted in Brazil this year, I couldn't resist revisiting the photos I took in Rio in 2007, when we traveled there to experience Carnival!

 

Far above (and far removed) from the joyful madness of the festival, CHRISTO REDENTO, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, stands high atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. I took hundreds of photos of the statue from numerous angles, but found two of the shots to be particularly compelling. I created a collage from the other image in 2007, entitled CHRISTUS. So, to honor the Olympics this year, I'm using my other favorite image for CHRISTO REDENTO.

 

The background of this collage is a compilation of photographs taken at the mountain in 2007, and recent photographs I took of storm clouds in the sky over my home in Ivins, UT. After compiling the photographs, the entire collage was then over-painted using both pastel and oil painting brush techniques.

The original of this piece is available for purchase. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss customizing the size and review pricing. This piece will be available on canvas with a gallery wrapped edge.

"FIRE IN THE SKY"

 

Having spent many summers of my youth wandering, and sketching, the wonderful, dilapidated town of Grafton, UT, I was thrilled to rediscover the town in adulthood…happy to find it being restored. FIRE IN THE SKY is a reimagining of Grafton in the not-too-distant past; perhaps a glimpse into a scorched summer in the 1950s.

 

This collage is a compilation of photos of the Grafton schoolhouse and restored adobe home; the yellow flowers and those by the porch are from the Getty Museum garden, in Los Angeles, CA; the truck is from a fantastic old farm located in Bountiful, UT (the home of my childhood); and the sky is from a magnificent sunset near Deception Bay, in Antarctica, in February of 2007. After compiling the photographs, the entire collage was then over-painted using a water color brush technique.

"FIRE IN THE SKY"

Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

The original of this piece is available for purchase. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss customizing the size and review pricing. This piece will be available on canvas with a gallery wrapped edge, metal, or museum quality photographic paper, framed.

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* As each original piece of art is a unique size and shape, measurements for the limited signed and numbered prints are approximate. Signed and numbered prints will be proportional to the original piece of art.