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ARTIST STATEMENT

My "Tiny Dancer Underwater Art Series" began as a yearning to experience underwater photography. The grace and fluidity of movement, the soothing quiet and calm beneath the surface, along with the weightless suspension, as my subject floated to the surface, left me transformed. I witnessed the perfect communion between a dancer's heart and the "inspirational wisdom of water": "Water takes the form in which it is held and moves in the path of least resistance."

Water is vital to life as we know it-without it, no life exists. It supports us in the womb, it energizes, purifies and cleanses. It symbolizes life, clarity, growth, illumination and transformation. I celebrate IT'S beauty as a gentle reminder to all, that WE are the caretakers of this precious life force.

The "Tiny Dancer" Series is committed to Aluminum by Archival Dye-Sublimation then hand embellished with reflective materials and resin to bring the pieces to life. I hope my art brings joy to your senses and leaves you transformed as well!

BIO

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, my affinity for the water was realized when I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after graduating college. Passionate about photography since childhood, I was self-taught, attended college photography courses, and was mentored by portrait photographer, Willie L. Hill (my teacher, friend, critic and constant support).

My preferential interest, as an artist, is creativity through Photographic Art. Although I am looking through a lens, it is what I sees "intuitively" that controls the "decisive moment" of the shutter release . I am an "old school photographer" who has embraced the digital era and it's tools to create unique combinations of color, design and imagination.

A professional photographer since 1985, my newest endeavor, "Tiny Dancer Underwater Fine Art Series" was born of my yearning to explore the underwater locale in 2015. That same year I was commissioned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to produce 2 pieces of art for their permanent collection aboard "Harmony of the Seas". To date I have received 4 awards, have been published 13 times, have enjoyed 5 solo exhibitions and 16 selected group exhibitions.

I share my time and talents with many charities . The fight against cancer, along with children, animal and family charities are near and dear to my heart.

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Let's Chat

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about any of my art or if you are interested in working together. I look forward to hearing from you!