Within the space of the frame, my desire is to bring the casual observer to a point of personal focus with the subject, whether it be a wild animal, a beautiful bird, a loved pet, a serene scene, a fresh flower, or a special object. It is my goal with my images to make important what the normal eye may overlook, and to help the viewer establish a more personal relationship with the subject, while at the same time, loosen up and enjoy the freedom, the whimsy, the moods, and the energy my subjects offer.
My edited and painted photographs are a world away from the original image which emerges from the camera. I add my luminous and rich painted backgrounds to them to give them a timeless feeling. I play with light and tones so the subject is illuminated. I use many layers to give the subject depth and interest. It is my desire that my images move beyond the realm of any specific medium, and instead become a unique style of art, with a focus on the most special qualities, personality, and feeling the subject portrays from within.