Art sometimes paints itself. As I paint, I find it’s an exquisite rush to be part creator and part audience. It can be an extraordinarily spontaneous journey – almost guided. It’s often in sync with my life. I’m not a big planner. I feel my way through and the more I learn to focus on day to day life, the better I do. My art becomes a reflection of this. Some live on a wing and a prayer and I don’t feel too far from that. It’s part of who I am.
These are collages of photos taken of my original which is painted on gypsum board using all kinds of different paints from gallons of household latex to oil and spray paint. The original is texture-rich and framed; ready to hang.
This is a collage of photos taken of my original which is painted on gypsum board using all kinds of different paints from gallons of household latex to oil and spray paint. The original is texture-rich and framed; ready to hang.
Most of my time while I was in San Diego was dedicated to my art and photography. Such a great way to end 2009 and bring in the new year ...
It was my good fortune when I spotted these marvelous, naturally abstract pillars (the zippers & fabric shots above) thus the name of my photo series ”My Good Fortune”. What you see here is the protective “rain gear” around the sturdy beams that have taken quite a toll weathering the constant ocean waves....
Check out my online art gallery and look under ABSTRACT if you're interested in purchasing framed prints or greeting cards. They look great matted in white with black frames! Both images were FEATURED in three different art groups.
One of the extraordinary bonuses to me about photography is how inexpensively I am entertained by it. I didn't have money to go out while I was in California, but I could always take my camera and for the price of parking, I could spend hours not only getting exercise by walking around, but it was exciting to try capturing stellar moments in time.
Money will never buy the feeling of what it's like to look at life through the lens of a camera. I thrive on it. Time doesn't stop for anyone, but when photography is a passion, it's a way of making the most of time and in the end, it's also about being able to bring home a slice of that time picture by picture. When an image gives you that feeling of hitting the sweet part of the bat, when it's everything and more that you saw when you pointed the camera at it, it's exquisite.
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
A labor of love website devoted to animal and human rights, and better living. A place to be inspired ...
My LADYBUG book is filled with beautiful images & inspiring quotes. Click here for more info.
I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Read about life in the woods with Chippy & the crew...