“Photographing the Landscape” -- I'm very appreciative of the following opportunities:
As a Visiting Artist at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, I presented a field workshop among the tallest dunes in North America among the diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, aspen forests, alpine lakes and tundra.
As an Artist-In-Residence at Artist Wilderness Connection in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area (2.4 million acres in the heart of the Rocky Mountains) I was able to enjoy the numerous lakes, streams, and rivers this past September and experienced natural landscapes of the American West.
As an Artist-In-Residence at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (2015), I was able to enjoy the spectacular views, the vast wild landscape and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place. With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore.
As an Artist-In-Residence at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (2014), I was able to immerse myself totally in my photography enjoying the solitude and open spaces of the Niobrara River Valley home to the globally famous 19.2 million-year-old bonebed in Carnegie and University Hills. My project entailed creating images to share and showcase what Agate is really like.
Being outdoors and embracing nature enhances the meaning of life because we become a part of something bigger than ourselves.
My goal is to help preserve national lands for future generations to enjoy and explore.