Recently had opportunity to drive to Florida's west coast and visit the Collector's Gallery and Framery which represents my works there. Leah, the owner, feel in love with "Attracting" and asked me to have it printed so she could hang if on the wall. This was my first time seeing it printer and I must admit I fell in love with it myself. Printed on metal the Great Heron looks like satin standing out among the twigs and leaves in its natural environment. The piece measuring 35 x 37 inches is titled "Attracting" because that is exactly what's going on here. In its breeding plumage, this male heron is "strutting" its stuff as in pose showing off it's beautiful self with the intention of attracting a mate. "Attracting" is on display along with some of the other pieces from my collection carried by the gallery on "my wall".
If you're in Venice, FL or nearby, hope you'll take a moment and check him out along with "Early Morning Fog, Milky Way Over the Keys and Louie. Or, contact me for more info on "Attracting," other images from the "WingedLife Collection" or other pieces.
"Intersection of Art and Healing" Big Thank You to Arts Editor Lucy Arnold for this feature in the Spring 2022 issue of The Pen Women magazine for the 22 works acquired by Cleveland Clinic in Weston. If you are at the Weston location, please take a peak in the Women's Center waiting room to see some of the piece. Others are in the examination rooms. Honored and Grateful.
New collectors from Florida's west coast are enjoying "Peacock," 12" x 12" on metal framed in black. See more from the 12x12 Collection.
Top: "Rosie" 24"x36" on metal; Bottom: "Pretty in Pink" 16"x24" on metal
Perhaps the most stunning exhibit I've ever hung. Saturday we installed the Annual Juried Exhibit of the National League of American Pen Women-Fort Lauderdale Branch featuring 58 artworks from 31 amazing women artists. I'm feeling tickled pink that both of my pieces were juried into this fine exhibit. On exhibit until end of April at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33019. Let me know if you'd like to visit together.
Many of my earlier works, printed on photograpy paper, matted and framed are on exhibit in my latest solo exhibit "Photographs By Phoenix" at the new Parkland Library, 6620 N University Dr, Parkland, FL. Most of the 25 works on display are limited edition pieces being offered at special prices. The show includes birds, wildlife, lanscapes, waterscapes, sunrise/sunset, Everglades and even a favorite piece taken in Ireland. It also includes my first award-winning photograph, "Tree at Sunset," that happened to win 1st Place and inspired me to embrace my path as a conservation photographer. If you're local, would love to give you a personal tour. If any of these nature wonders speaks to you, please let me know and we can discuss how to get it to you. Thanks for viewing. email@example.com
Excited to share that several of my images in the growing National Parks Collection will be featured in the "America the Beautiful" solo exhibit at the Cleveland Clinic in Coral Springs. This is my first time exhbiting here. Honored to be invited and that my art brings the sense of peace and healing to so many. 5701 North University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33067
“In addition to being an accomplished photographer, Phoenix has a truly amazing gift of teaching that is customized to each students individual needs and goals. Having taken photography classes from a variety of teachers, by far, I have learned the most from Phoenix.
Phoenix’s knowledge, patience, and ability to simplify complex information has all helped me take my photography skills to a new level. Thank you Phoenix!” ~ Paula Taylor
Nature and Wildlife Photography for every level... Excited to be offering private classes and very small group photography (maximum 5) workshops. New group workshops start each month and run 4 weeks with critiques sessions and additional lessons in between field classes via Zoom.
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Gifts of Art last for a last time. Is it time to gift your love, including yourself, one of my iconic images? Limited Edition, there is only one available per design. On acyrlic, they simply shimmer with nature's beauty. Click to see all the details and place your order.
"Louie" won Honorable Mention in the Broward Art Guild's "Animals Animals Animals" exhibit. Opening reception is this Saturday, Feb 5, 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Show runs through Feb 18.
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Story behind the photo...... They say the camera reflects both ways... the subject being photographed and the attitude and emotions of the photographer. I could only see beauty the day I was privileged to meet Louie at the Center for Great Apes, the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in North America, as well as feel love for the work to rescue other orangutans and apes from abuse and extinction.
I was privileged to have a private tour of the Center along with two other photogs. As we entered the grounds several of the orangutans started throwing mud at me. All I could image was it was a greeting of some kind. Perhaps they were confused by our matching hair color. As we approached Louie's enclosure he started to run towards me. I had my lens right up against the enclosure. Then he seemed to "see" me. He paused. We connected. I clicked the shutter. An experience I will never forget and am forever grateful for.
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In all these years, this is the first time I actually stopped to look back on the thousands of images I've taken to narrow it down to my favorites. It's an interesting exercise to observe what calls out to me, makes me pause and relive the moment and emotions, and get a feel for where I spent my time, energy and love. With COVID_19 seemingly shutting down the world starting on March 15, 2020, for the most part I took very few images in 2020, other than those in my backyard and around my neighborhood. Starting 2020 Halloween night with a full moon I started extending my photo adventures and by Thanksgiving that year I was venturing out at least two times each week. Staying closer to home I found myself taking far fewer landscape images than my norm in past years. As much as I love landscapes and waterscapes, thankfully I live in a birder's paradise and found myself frequenting nature refuges, wetlands and parks that are known for attracting birds. I also edited a few images originally taken few years back; Forst Bathing is included in this collection. Hope you enjoy my favorites of 2021.
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