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Springtime happens to be my very favorite time of the year! This is so for many reasons; the first being that I look at it as a time of renewal, a time of re-birth. It is the time of the year when the flowers are blooming, even here in the desert, and the birds are up earlier, thus so am I! Springtime means many things to me. It is when clocks are set forward, and we "Spring Ahead", rather than fall back. It is a time that I seem to have more energy just looking at all of the bright sunflowers and watching the tree's leaves return~ In any case, Spring also includes Easter, which is definitely a time for re-birth and renewal~It is a time for "New Life" I have always loved Doves. They are a symbol of peace… Continue reading… 0 comments

On March 31, 2012, I will be showing my works at the Corte Bella Marketplace Art Faire, and introducing many of my prints on Canvas. This year I have focused mainly on producing larger, matted prints, and also some new subjects. My Waimea Canyon pictures from the island of Kauai were recently selected for exhibit at the City of Peoria Art Gallery and I will have many of them for sale at Corte Bella. I will also have many different selections of blank Photo cards, and matted prints~ Additionally, I will have a raffle for one of my pictures to support BIA ( the Brain Injury Association) and Bryan Stow. Bryan has become a very BIG part of my life… Continue reading… 1 comment

I have always had a passion for Mother Nature, and all of the wonderful creative art that she provides me with, on a daily basis! There is almost never a day that can go by, that I don't spot some beautiful flower or creature that she has allowed me the priviledge of sharing with her~ Mother Nature is cool. She is a thing of beauty to me, rather than a person, or the embodiment of human flesh! She is almost everywhere I go outdoors; and I have yet to say that for even one minute she has disappointed me.... Mother Nature is the "protective" Mother of this planet that we call EARTH, and yet she is still willing to share with me....All I have to do is get up and get out! She makes it easy by providing me with tons of material to shoot. Whether it be an early morning bird..… Continue reading… 0 comments

On Friday,February 3,2012,I will take part in a Statewide "Juried" Art Competition, held at the Peoria Art Gallery in Peoria, AZ. City Hall. This competition is held in conjunction with the West Valley Art Museum, and will feature artists and photographers from the state of Az. It is an honor to be part of such a prestigious "Juried" competition. Both of these organizations have shared their passion for art through their permanent collections, exhibitions and educational programs. The Peoria City Hall Art Gallery is located at 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ… Continue reading… 0 comments

Today,I would like to write about the joys of mentoring a Photography student of mine. His name is Brandon Alcala, and he is a very talented individual who has taken to photography like a fish to water! Now,not everybody sees things the same way,so the first thing that I try to do when I take on a mentorship is, I decide whether that individual has a commitment. In photography,as in many art forms and mediums, a lot is learned through trial and error, and at times it can get frustrating. Commitment is one key element to becoming a successful photographer. One must be willing to take chances; to look at ordinary objects from a different angle, and to try to combine color, light, and composition… Continue reading… 0 comments

I am happy to announce that on Dec. 2, 2011, The West Valley Arts Council, of Surprise, AZ. will hold an Arts Exhibit and Holiday Sale. This exhibit will feature the artwork and Photography of several different local artists, of which I am one. I also have the pleasure of announcing that I have been mentoring Brandon Alcala whose artwork/photography, you will also be able to see at the West Valley Arts Council exhibit, as well as here at artid. www.artid.com/brandonalcala The Holiday Sale will begin with an Artist Reception gathering at the West Valley Arts Council , at Marley Park, located at: 13243 N. Founders Park Blvd. Surprise, AZ. and will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday Dec. 2, 2011. The sale will continue with the display of our artwork/photography through Dec. 20, 2011… Continue reading… 3 comments

Today, I want to write about something that I am very excited about. It is a new website that I have created for showcasing my original photographs in different formats. First of all, let me say that I will still be here at artid, and that will not change; but rather than limiting myself to showing my photograhy in the usual way, I will now be complimenting it, by allowing viewers to see it at it's best. The way that I am accomplishing this is that I am choosing different colored mats and frames for each photo that I take in order to show the viewer what it would look like, rather than just viewing my picture, plain vanilla...… Continue reading… 2 comments