I am a wedding and portrait photographer with a passion for color, shape, drama and variety. I love to capture landscape images in the Heart of America ~ where the 4 distinct seasons of the Midwest provide continuous opportunities for photographic variety, as the weather transforms the ever-changing landscape…on the country roads, in rural settings, across the open prairie, in the dead of winter, late spring, mid-summer and early fall – as the best kept secrets of nature give glory to The Creator by simply reflecting truth in their beauty, offering glimpses of heaven on earth as they whisper, “Ah! Kansas”.
There are so many standing relics in rural Kansas…abandoned barns, churches and school houses. I often wonder about the lives that once filled these spaces with energy. The quaint little structures that once were visited with life are now truly abandoned and often forgotten. The schoolyards where children once played and sang, where you can almost sense the whisper of voices through the shadows, are now overgrown with emptiness. It’s been my goal in photographing these lonely scenes that we might wonder and resurrect the memory of a time when those who have passed had worked, played and worshipped.
After many years of creating Kansas Landscape images, I have spent the past year creating Bird Portraiture, finding the challenge exciting and the results very rewarding. Always random captures, mostly on the same back roads, with a focus on setting, lighting, and natural poses.
My most recently developed passion, Fluid Abstract Art, where flexibility and spontaneity prevail, pairs well with my free spirit within appropriate boundaries nature. Abstract art allows me to apply my talent for combining colors into beautiful fluid creations, inspired by nature, resembling the flow of Earth, Sea and Sky from bold cosmic to soft and subtle. While controlling the flow of paint is always the focus, there’s an element of surprise as the painting takes on a life of it’s own, resulting in a unique fluid creation of movement and intricate detail. I love creating paintings that reflect the unpredictable play of color and movement in nature. Painting abstract allows creativity to flow with the paint leaving precision behind and mystery in the foreground. Beginning with a vision while allowing for an element of surprise, the process is a whimsical and playful experience, always exhilarating.