Artist, Veteran, Patriot

Photo by Janel Johnson

The Healing Power of Art in Honor of Nature

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Janel Johnson

I'm a native of Tennessee and a US Air Force veteran with 22 years of military service. While actively serving, I spent 20 years in the Southwest United States. This gave me a great appreciation of the sandstone and strange geological anomalies indigenous to that region.

After retiring from the Air Force, I moved to South Carolina. I was back in the Southeast, amid the vibrant spring greens, multitude of flowers, colorful fall leaves and ancient swamps. That was when I turned to my creative side to share all of this beauty.

I began dabbling in photography and found a passion I didn't know I had. The military had strict rules to follow but in photography, although there are rules, you often get great results when you break them.

My photographic pursuit takes me around the US to photograph the treasures of this great nation. May my art provide motivation for you to take a break and plan your own adventures.

I present my art as an uplifting refuge to heal the weary mind, to inspire you to unplug from the chatter and step into the magic, to disconnect so you can reconnect.

Juried Exhibit

May 20 - July 20 2021

Previous Juried Exhibits

2021 - The Healing Power of Art in Honor of Nature, Online Exhibit

2021 - Camera USA Exhibit, Naples FL

2020 - The Healing Power of Art, Online Exhibit

                      Award of Excellence & Elaine Poggi's Special Recognition Award

2019 - Black & White 2019, Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon

2016 - Our American Heroes Art Show, Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs CO

2016 - Emporium Center, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville TN

2014 - Veteran's Artist Program, Pentagon Patriotic Art, Arlington VA

2013 - 24th Annual Competition, Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill SC

2012 - Dogwood Festival Fine Arts Show, Emporium Center for Arts, Knoxville TN

2011 - Solo Exhibit, The Meeting Street Window Display, North Charleston SC

2011 - Solo Exhibit, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, Rock Hill SC

2011 - Dogwood Festival Fine Arts Show, Bennett Gallery, Knoxville TN

2011 - Winter Tide Exhibit, Hot Springs AR

2011 - 22nd Annual Competition, Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill SC

2010 - Photography Exhibit, Art Trail Gallery, Florence SC