“I have always been intrigued by the story and mystery intricately woven by those places and objects of abandonment.
This I credit to my being an artist, it is in the creating of my new painting or photograph that this vision and story comes into manifestation. The story that has been left behind from abandoned places and things will never cease to exist. The story just seems to shift and bear a new light onto its observer.
I feel that I am a joyful observer reflecting an old story; bringing to light the timeless soul that was forgotten.”
I started painting at an early age and have always enjoyed the process of creating and manifesting some new vision. Alongside my paintings I also pursue my photographic art, writings and holistic ‘Victorian’ style perfume making.
There is a deep emphasis on illuminating the spirit in all things natural. “I have a great fascination with abandoned places, unique objects, and the play of shadow and light during dusk hours.
My love of exploring the “rural path” along river towns of the Mid-west and the forests have enabled me to share a story through photographing abandoned houses and the fragments that were left behind from people’s lives.
I am a native of Southern Indiana and was inspired by the Ohio River, the beautiful hills I hiked and camped upon and the variety of trees, flowers and insects that were abundant throughout the seasons.
Since childhood, I have always been intrigued with exploring the” rural path “. I suppose I have a great curiosity for old, abandoned places and the fragments that are left behind from people’s lives. My photographs reflect an ethereal composition illuminating the spirit in nature. I enjoy reflecting light on the timeless soul and story that has been forgotten.
I utilize a dry brush effect with much layering to achieve the fine detail prominent in my art paintings; choosing to mix with three primary colors to attain the many hues that are present.
I have done commissioned paintings, wall murals, photographed and exhibited work nationally for many businesses, designers and private individuals. One of the many large wall paintings executed was a large jungle mural for the late Mystery writer, Sue Grafton.
I have published a book consisting of three volumes titled “The Abandoned Story” that reflect upon abandoned places and historical accounts including cemeteries, old roads, rural haunts and abandoned structures that are found in the Mid-West river towns and countryside.
I am have some creative writings that were selected, among others, that appear on Rutger Hauer’s official website and were published in my book.
I am proud to hold the position of Vice President of Synfuels Assets Management Inc., a holding company that deals in carbon transformation technology and intellectual property and I am Owner/Perfumer of Angel Blue Perfume LLC, an holistic and artisan crafted perfume/cologne company for women and men.
At the present, my plans are on the study and documenting the natural environment, history and abandoned places along the old American river towns and countryside by photographing, writing and painting the communion of the past’s story as it unfolds into the present.
I hope you will enjoy my journey with me! I love to share my stories and historical findings with you! Please follow my blog if you wish to come along for the ride:)