I've always been interested in art and especially inspired by color, texture, and shapes. That's the reason that I love taking photographs of nature - especially flowers. I'm often in the forest preserves and parks surrounding Chicago and at the botanic gardens clicking away. I started taking photos of nature primarily, but in the past couple of years, I've become fascinated with creating totally new images by digitally editing my original photographs through the use of various tools,filters and textures. There are 5 image editors that I like to experiment with. I also enjoy creating new images by playing with fractals.
A new interest involves creating, fun, joyful images directly from the computer. My digital art frequently has a whimsical, childlike quality to it. There's a loose, free feel to the images because I use my non-dominant hand when painting them.
I have had past solo exhibits at : Ethical Humanist Society in Skokie, IL.
Palatine Library in Palatine, IL.
Village of Bartlett Art Gallery in Bartlett, IL.
Carol Stream Library in Carol Stream, IL.
Wheaton Library in Wheaton, IL.
Villa St. Benedict Gallery in Westmont, IL.
My work is in various private collections.
My work is also available at Andersonville Galleria in Chicago
Arts in Bartlett Gallery in Bartlett, IL. and
the DuPage Art League Gallery in Wheaton, IL.
Thank you very much for stopping by and for sharing in my work.
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