I'm an artist who works in contemporary fine art photography and digital collage, specializing in surrealism and whimsical art. My creations are imaginative imagery, sometimes with darker viewpoints that directly respond to my surrounding environment. I use everyday experiences as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. A lot of my work features birds, butterflies, clocks, and keys, but, my work is most recognized for my artistic take on Crows and Ravens, which have been my favorite creature to photograph.
I have been creating photographic composites since 2010. My creations are formed by photographing each element and then compositing each image in a layering fashion, until I'm happy with the final piece. I also restore and digitally color old photographs from the late-1800's and -early 1900's and combine them with my own photography to create something completely different. Most of the vintage images I included in my own work are tintype photos that I have purchased and scanned in or creative Commons acquisition from large museums globally designated for artists to incorporate into their work. I love this part of my creations, as it is a way to include, preserve and recreate forgotten art and people.
In the beginning, I was greatly inspired by artists like Maggie Taylor and and Christian Schloe.
All prints are Archival Pigment Prints that I print myself, as well as the prints used on my tiles. Canvas pieces are sent out to my trusted professional printing company who also uses all archival inks and Canvas.
Artist Quote "Creating my artwork is the best way to forget time and escape the madness that is the world today."