Look up from your phone and see what you're missing! It's incredibly easy to succumb to the pull of technology, but if we're not vigilant those little screens can blind us to the gifts life has to offer.
My photography highlights the beauty that surrounds us, from the magnificence of the rising sun to the whisper of a fog laden scene, beauty that is missed if we are too plugged in. I look for beauty everywhere but focus on the natural world that we’ve become disconnected from in these contemporary times. My images are subjects that evoke an emotional response that I want to share and entice you to experience for yourself. Emotions that call you to action, to take a moment out of your busy day and find that respite, a place of solitude, joy or awe. I present my images to provide an uplifting refuge for the weary mind, to inspire you to unplug from the chatter and step into the magic, to disconnect so you can reconnect.
Thank you for visiting my website. This section is for you to learn more about me and my work. I’m a native of Tennessee and currently live in South Carolina. After 22 years of military service, I turned to my creative side to share the beauty I see around me. While in the Air Force I spent 20 years in the Southwest. This gave me a great appreciation of the flora, sandstone and strange geological anomalies indigenous in that region. Now that I’m back in the Southeast, I relish the vibrant spring green, multitude of flowers, colorful fall leaves and ancient swamps. I hope my photography encourages you to lift your eyes and find hope and inspiration in natural world around you.
Photo by Janel Johnson
2019 - Black & White 2019 - Black Box Gallery, Juried - Portland OR
2016 - Our American Heroes Art Show, Juried - Pike Peaks Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2016 - Emporium Center, Arts & Culture Alliance, Juried, Knoxville TN
2014 – Veteran Artist Program, Juried – Pentagon Patriotic Art Program
2013 – 24th Annual Competition, Juried – Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill SC
2012 – Dogwood Festival Fine Arts Show, Juried – Emporium Center for Arts, Knoxville TN
2011 – The Meeting Front Window Display, Solo – North Charleston SC
2011 – City Hall Rotunda Gallery, Solo – Rock Hill SC
2011 – Dogwood Festival Fine Arts Show, Juried – Bennett Gallery, Knoxville TN
2011 – Winter Tide Exhibit, Juried – Hot Springs AR
2011 – 22nd Annual Competition, Juried – Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill SC
2010 – Photography Exhibit, Art Trail Gallery, Juried – Florence SC
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