I spent a lot of my youth in a dark place with tragedy and loss. I
believe that because of this that I take moments to recognize the
small things in life. Everyday is a blessing and every moment a gift.
If something doesn’t make you realize this, to take the time to notice
the little things, you are blessed.....however your life could be missing the world’s greatest joys.
It was when I moved to Eastern Shore of Maryland, that I found the
light I didn’t realize I had craved. I lived by the water as a young
child and when I had moved away from it at the age of six I didn’t
realize that I had lost something. Today I find that I gravitate to
any body of water and get wrapped up in the nature around me.
Observing the beautiful colors, objects, animals, insects, and
scenery. To witness all of this when watched closely, with no
expectations, a new world gets uncovered. All of these things will
express life to you if you let it. Either their own life or to
make you take in a breath of awe, and realize in that moment you just
took a breath of joy, calmness, excitement, peace, or just plain
realizing you are just a small part of this amazing world.
I am a photographer at heart, I like the instant gratification of it
and I like the ability to capture that moment that gets lost in a
blink of an eye. I choose some of my photographs to paint because even
as a photo they speak to me. It could be with the deepness of sorrow
or of a life once known…or even with humor and lightheartedness. I
choose my subjects by the way they make me feel and the way that I
hope people will connect as well. I feel art isn’t doing its job if it
doesn’t speak to anyone and that is why I want the viewer to wonder
how the piece came about, even if it might have been a moment
A lucky second that I was blessed to witness and even more
so to capture.