Photo of me oconda.
Places without people have always appealed to me. Solitude is rejuvenating. As modern life increases in its intensity, my need for time apart from it increases proportionately.
I have spent my working life in various creative endeavors: motion pictures, television, music and graphic arts. Over the past decade, I have been developing several photographic-based painting and printing styles mostly with California and Western landscapes as subject.
My intent and desire is to discover a place, unique in its quietude; contemplative, and record it's essence to share with the viewer. To that end, if I can revisit and relive the spirit of place as I work the image, I sense a much greater chance of achieving this goal with the final image. If the viewer is able to join with me in this appreciation, my success is complete.
Recently recognized in Art Business News' Emerging Artist Section, I have shown in California galleries, and has had numerous commercial photographs and ad layouts published nationally. I have had a few works shown in local galleries.