I am a digital artist, creating my images by painting with a pen tablet and computer, augmented with scanned sketches & my own photographs. I believe art needs to engage the observer intellectually, emotionally or spiritually and either tell a story or evoke a question. Therefore, I explore religious, political, spiritual and emotional themes and I frequently include people or the affect of people in my images. Faces, buildings, machines, man-made artifacts and handicrafts are common elements in my work, along with abstract shapes and patterns. [Below: "Burn Out"]
I also believe art must reflect the imagination of the artist, otherwise how are we to distinguish art from mere documentation or technique? If I have succeeded, you will be captivated by my images, not by my methodology. [Below: "The Rapture"]
Much of my photography is "experimental", meaning I use the camera in non-traditional ways to create the elements I am seeking. [Below: "Autumn Mist"]
"Wings" [below] was selected by Common Ground for their Gifted Artists Series (http://www.commonground2008.com).
I also provide art reproduction, printing, graphic design and illustration services for artists, photographers, decorators, musicians, writers and other creative folks. Some of my other work includes CD cover artwork and layout, book cover artwork and layout and poster designs. Thank you for your interest. [Below: "Emily"]