This past June I was gifted the opportunity to stay at Olga and Jim's Cape Cod home. For one week, I was up early and out late every day to capture the magic of Cape Cod. With extensive research on the surrounding, I set out to capture perhaps a different view of this famed land. Captivated by the light, I sought out compositions that evoke solitude, peace and simplicity. I often walked one to two miles each way across sand dunes and beaches to capture the moment.
View the Cape Cod and National Seashore collection
Even with the best planning, sometimes things go awry. My last night resulted in being rescued by 911 Provincetown and the National Park Service. Research showed that it was a 20 minute walk from the parking sand lot to Race Point Light. For me it was about an hour and a half on the unmarked trail through sand and marsh grass. By the time I found the lighthouse sunset was falling fast. I found my best composition and attempted to out race (no pun intended) the sun as it was blocked by the dunes to return to the sand lot. Not able to find my foot prints or anyone else’s I found a higher ground on the dunes and was guided to call 911. Miraculously the cell phone had reception and two hours later I was on the road home. Hopefully the image above was worth it.
Honored to have two of my owl images selected to be included in the current exhibit at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, a historical treasure in South Florida, in the Welcome Center. Top to bottom: Barred Owl, photographed in the Everglades and Burrowing Owl, a threatened species in Florida, was photographed at Brian Piccolo Park. Both are ready to hang measuring 12" x 12" on metal.
Big Thank You to all who came to the opening reception. It was a great way to kick-off Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week. Wonderful celebration of visual arts and artists at Oceans Away opening reception at GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Heart-Felt thanks to all the wonderful friends and new friends, as well as all the exhibiting artists for your love and support.
The curator, Carol Teti-Keesler and I have created a special opportunity for Art Collectors and those who Appreciate fine art. If you missed the opening reception, love to have you join us for this special, private luncheon and personal tour of the show. See Call-in RSVP to Carol, 954-632-2221.
And, for those who would prefer a tete-e-tele with me to see the show, please contact me. Cappuccino is on me :) Let me know a few dates and times that work best for you.
The "secret" is out. I love to do presentations on photography and marketing your art. Actually in a "former life" I was a professional speaker, so I have quite a bit of experience speaking to small and large groups of all ages across the nation. Whether in-person or via Zoom, I always customize my programs for the audience.
Just last week, I had the opportunity to speak to a camera club. It was a 45-minute presentation over Zoom. By the photo above you can probably guess the topic, "How I Got the Shot". Let me know if I may give a presentation to your organization. Email: email@example.com
On Exhibit Now
Grateful for such a busy exhibition month. From landscapes to Dali like, to wildlife. Not including two galleries that represent me, works have been juried into four exhibits. In addition to being the featured artist, with 25 pieces in the Ocean's Away exhibit at the GALLERYone DoubleTree Hotel, now showing in these exhibits:
* Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience, ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
* Wilton Arts Artsquare12x12.2023, Pride Corner Art and Frame, 2151 Wilton Drive, FL, It's a fund-raising auction, visit in person and/or bid on-line. My works are #188 and #189.
* Pen Women's Annual Juried Fine Art & Photography Show, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
* Oceans Away Exhibit, GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. 2670 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Featured Artists, 25 pieces, 11 new and never shown before.
Let me know if you'd like a personal tour, Cappuccino on me.
Opening Reception - Tuesday, January 24th, 6pm - 9pm
GALLERYOne - Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
RSVP: FLLTS_RSVP@Hilton.com or on FB
Check out the video
Excited to share that I'm the featured artists within a larger curated show, featuring 24 of my works, including 11 new pieces. Come see images from Ireland, England, Venice, Santorini, Athens and Alaska.
The exhibit is already installed and runs through mid-March. So feel free to drop by anytime. Or, better yet, if you can't make the opening, contact me to set-up your own personal tour with a cappuccino on me.
Artists will be showing one-of-a-kind artwork for this fourth annual silent auction fundraising event. All entries will be exactly 12” by 12”. Honored that my two entries "Blazing Sunset" from the Great Smokey Mountains Collection and "Screech Owl" from the Winged Life Collection are included.
All works will be showcased in a pop-up gallery in Wilton Manors, Florida for a month-long salute to art, artists, and art patrons, from February 3 to 26, 2023.
* Opening Reception: February 3 with Live Music
* PRIDE Corner Art & Frame Gallery
* 2151 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Patrons will be invited to bid online. Minimum bids will start at $125 and grow in $25 increments until the live auction closes on February 26 when winners will be announced.
More info and links coming as I receive them.
Highly Commended Winner
Just announced..."Pride" was awarded Highly Commended Winner in the Wild Photo Awards. Honored to be among these fantastic international photographers.
See more in the Winged Life Collection
Love happy surprises like seeing "Double Vision," photograph of doe and her young buck on cover of 2023 Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, @loxahatcheefriends calendar. Plus several other images are inside. You can pick-up your copy of this calendar filled with wonderful photos by local photogs at the Visitor Center.
Happy New Year 2023
The Kiss taken on New Year's Day.... Rock Pigeons often are overlooked, probably because they are so common. Yet in the right light they sparkle and what about those red-orange eyes.
More birds in WingedLife Collection
Intuitive Soul Photographer of nature, wildlife and people. Be inspired!