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"STILL"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"STILL"
STILL is the first in a series of three pieces I started in 2016, which I've worked on sporadically since. (The other two are below; WAITING and WIND.) As I've mentioned before, I don't own horses, nor have I ridden in years, but I am undeniably drawn to these magnificent creatures in a very visceral way. Their majesty, grace, power, and depth is undeniable. And many of the horses I've photographed absolutely seem to know they are very, very cool.

I believe the reason I was unable to finish these three pieces before was because it just wasn't time. The last two months, of being basically house-bound during our current world pandemic, have provided not only the time to dive back into my artwork, but a very different perspective from which to approach the pieces.

STILL was definitely inspired by this gorgeous horse. She was totally indifferent to the photographer. She stood quietly and still, staring into the distance as a very slight breeze occasionally moved her mane and tail. Not much of the original photograph remains, with the exception of the horse, as the scene was very dark. I've layered the fences, added several photos to create the field, and two or three additional pics of sky and clouds.

As with all of my collages, after editing and arranging the images, I enhanced, re-colored then digitally over-painted the layers.
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"WAITING"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"WAITING"
WAITING is the second in a series of three pieces I started in 2016, which I've worked on sporadically since. (The other two are above and below; STILL and WIND.) As I've mentioned before, I don't own horses, nor have I ridden in years, but I am undeniably drawn to these magnificent creatures in a very visceral way. Their majesty, grace, power, and depth is undeniable. And many of the horses I've photographed absolutely seem to know they are very, very cool.

I believe the reason I was unable to finish these three pieces before was because it just wasn't time. The last two months, of being basically house-bound during our current world pandemic, have provided not only the time to dive back into my artwork, but a very different perspective from which to approach the pieces.

The original photograph of the horse for WAITING was taken as he looked toward a barn, hearing the sound of his saddle being readied for a ride. He had a real air of excitement, almost like my dog gets when I grab his leash for a walk. His two front legs slightly moved back and forth in anticipation. Again, he absolutely wasn't paying attention to having his picture taken, which was great! The horse is the only part of the original photograph that remains. All of the other layers come from photos taken in Ireland and England a few years ago, which I thought provided him with a perfect setting. I'm particularly fond of the fence in the foreground, which was taken in Waterford, Ireland. Covered with moss and other bits of debris, I just loved the texture it added to an already beautiful setting.

As with all of my collages, after editing and arranging the images, I enhanced, re-colored then digitally over-painted the layers.
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"WIND"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"WIND"
WAITING is the third in a series of three pieces I started in 2016, which I've worked on sporadically since. (The other two are above; STILL and WAITING.) As I've mentioned before, I don't own horses, nor have I ridden in years, but I am undeniably drawn to these magnificent creatures in a very visceral way. Their majesty, grace, power, and depth is undeniable. And many of the horses I've photographed absolutely seem to know they are very, very cool.

I believe the reason I was unable to finish these three pieces before was because it just wasn't time. The last two months, of being basically house-bound during our current world pandemic, have provided not only the time to dive back into my artwork, but a very different perspective from which to approach the pieces.

This horse, photographed in England, had serious attitude. Even though he quite clearly could not see me (the wind was blowing his magnificent mane non-stop across his eyes), it was obvious he knew he was being admired. He kind of reminded me of that once great super-model, Fabio, modeling for a romance novel cover. Anyway… Again, the horse is the only remaining image from the original photo. The multiple layers of the field and mountains come from Georgia and Utah. The sky and clouds are from Antarctica.

As with all of my collages, after editing and arranging the images, I enhanced, re-colored then digitally over-painted the layers.
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"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"
SOLD
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"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.

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"ISLAS MALVINAS"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"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.

"THE GENERAL STORE"
SOLD
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"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!

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"THE LAST STATION"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"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.

"AFTER THE RAIN"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"AFTER THE RAIN"
In the spring of 2016 I captured an amazing rainbow over Kayenta, Ivins, Utah. While the scene was fantastic as it was, I remembered a photo of an old barn in my files I thought would make a perfect complement to the colors in that particular rainbow. Combining that with other photos I'd taken of fields in Georgia, the scene came together well…in my opinion.

"VINEYARD ON THE DOURO"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"VINEYARD ON THE DOURO"
Traveling in Portugal, in August of 2018, I had the extraordinary pleasure of spending several days in the Douro Valley on the banks of the Douro River, surrounded by truly glorious vineyards. The French doors in this piece is a photo I took in the lobby of our hotel. The river and hillside are other photos I combined from walking along the banks of the river, and I created the sunlight / shadow effect once I'd decided which direction I wanted to place the sun. Though I "created' this scene from the Douro, every image that passed my eye was art! Just a beautiful area of the world!
"WEDDING FLURRY"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"WEDDING FLURRY"
Revisiting one of my favorite subjects, India, I wanted to create an image that might capture the gorgeous splash of color we encountered at almost every turn. One day we happened by several women, traveling alone or in pairs, to a wedding. I immediately started snapping photos… 43 in total. That was in 2005. In 2016 I finally decided what I wanted to do, and how I wanted to combine the best of these photos, which is the scene I've created here in WEDDING FLURRY. I loved traveling to India. The sights, sounds and fabulous people are in my heart. Oh, how I hope to visit again.
"LONG AFTER HARVEST"
Photography / Photo Collage / Digital Painting

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"LONG AFTER HARVEST"
In 2005, while traipsing through the hills above Rockville, Utah, I came across this fantastic, derelict tractor. Well on its way to literally being buried in the sands of time and neglect, it spoke to me. Rusted and crumbling, nonetheless this well-used tractor looked proud, slightly leaning back and facing the sky. Combining the image of the tractor along with shots I'd taken in the desert around St. George, UT, and an amazing, storm-filled sky outside Atlanta, Georgia, I'm really pleased with the way I got the hood and seat of the tractor to reflect the sun, as if looking to serve again in better days.