I've been selected as the Artist in Residence for Glacier Bay National Park. I'll be spending some time this summer on patrol with a ranger, both helping out and photographing the landscape. Going to be loads of fun, and I'm looking forward to sharing the photos! Eventually the artwork will be on display as part of a traveling exhibit in Washington DC and Alaska commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014.
I've also been selected as an Artist Residence for Boulder County Open Space. I'll be spending nights at Caribou Ranch in late September (for a week starting around the 19th). Come visit, and I'll be happy to show you what I'm doing and give tips about how to get the best from your fall color photographs.
If you haven't been, Caribou Ranch is a stunning piece of Open Space property northwest of Nederland in the mountains. The pretty trail winds through gorgeous aspen, mountain meadows, streams, and the historic Bluebird Mine, once a whistle stop on the historic Switzerland Trail.
After a fantastic self-supported cycling trip with my wife, I've put together a few of my favorite images from Northern Thailand. Wats, school children, and rice paddies. Many more photos to come, but in the mean time, you can read about the adventure in Cycling Thailand.
In celebration of the National Month of Photography, the Dairy Center for the Arts is hosting several exhibitions including "Land Through the Lens", featuring photographs of Boulder County Open Space by selected artists. I have a photograph of Reynold's Ranch on display. Opening night is March 8, 4-7pm and the show runs througg April 19th. See www.thedairy.org.
I am pleased to have been accepted into Open Studios again, and I hope you can swing by to take a look at my latest work. It's free and it's a great chance to see a wide selection of my art. I'll have a number of crowd favorites on display as well as selections from four different portfolios: Nature, Abstractions in Form and Color, Storied Abstracts, and my fictional Family Portraits series.
Open Studios is a big annual event in the Boulder area, and among the many participants, four other artists are within a short drive of my studio (click here more info on each). With each of the other artists, I also have a piece on display in the Boulder Public Library gallery through October 14.
If you need directions, send me an email, email@example.com. Or just drive up to Magnolia Road and follow the small yellow signs that begin when the pavement ends. I am studio #93. I look forward to seeing you up in the mountain foothills during the peak of the aspen colors!
I'm pleased to have been juried into Open Studios again, so I'm busy framing and hanging art. I've completed some special requests, but if you would like to see something in particular on the walls, I may have room for a few more. Contact me if you have a request. This year I'll be showing a combination of my nature photographs, some of my best sellers, and some artistic pieces including the expressionistic/surrealistic portrait of "Uncle Bob" (see below). Hope you can make it!
Gave a guest lecture last night at the Flatirons Photo Club. I found the quality of their artwork to be excellent, and it was a fun evening with much to say on both sides of the podium. For my part, I discussed the split personality in my work (both abstracts and traditional nature photography), and how it is fun but challenging to find common ground between popular artworks and cutting edge contemporary art.
I just returned from the Smithsonian, and the gallery looks fantastic with many wonderful photographs. If you have an opportunity, the exhibit is on the second floor near the Hope Diamond, right at the main entrance. My image of the Four Mile Canyon fire is near the back.
I hope you can join me for the opening of my new show at the Rembrandt Yard in Boulder, featuring artwork by Bill Border, Cathy Woods, and myself. Admission is free and all are welcome. Thursday March 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO.
A number of my photographs are featured in the new documentary No Water to Waste by Gabrielle Louise and Chris Garr. The film is a great discussion about the proposed expansion of Gross Reservoir, an environmental disaster that's being driven by developer's greed and wasteful water practices in the Denver metro area. Also see my book An Unnecessary Expansion for more information.
I have been awarded a 2011 Windland Smith Rice International Award for my photograph of the Four Mile Canyon Fire (September 2010). This photo will be on display in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC in 2012.
Inspired by a request for photographs from a Boulder County commissioner, I wrote this 40-page soft-cover coffee table book to benefit the fight against Gross Reservoir. Rather than conserving precious and limited water resources, Denver hopes to continue wasting water by expanding the reservoir and damaging a beautiful part of Colorado where I take many of my photographs. This book highlights some of the plants, wildlife, and landscapes that will suffer at the hands of Denver's wasteful, hugely expensive, and unnecessary plan.
Please consider buying a copy and handing it to a policy maker or media outlet that can help us fight this environmental disaster. See An Unnecessary Expansion for more information.
It's nearly time for Open Studios! My photographs have been juried into the 2011 Fall Tour in Boulder County, and I will have a variety of landscapes, black and whites, and abstracts on display. Out of the many fine artists participating, I am one of seven located in the gorgeous mountain foothills of Magnolia Drive, so you can see a variety of wonderful artwork and rural mountain scenery in one visit. See this link for more details!
With each of the other artists, I also have a piece on display in the Boulder Public Library gallery throughout September.
If you need directions, send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just drive up to Magnolia Road and follow the small yellow signs that begin when the pavement ends. I look forward to seeing you up in the mountain foothills during the peak of the aspen colors!
One of my photos (First Snow) was selected by the editors as a winner to appear in the 2011 Regis publication Apogee. This bound volume highlights top work by Regis faculty and students during the previous year. Many thanks to the editors.
Four of my favorite seascapes are on display at the North Boulder Physical Therapy clinic, and five of my favorite "Intimate Botanicals" series are on display at the Coal Creek PT. Drop by either clinic for a look! I am told that seeing the color and detail of these prints brings the photographs alive in a way that cannot be conveyed on a monitor.
North Boulder PT: 3000 Center Green, NW corner of Valmont and Foothills, Boulder CO. Coal Creek PT: 315 South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO.
Thank you to Debra Layne and the Boulder Arts Association for arranging these venues.
Had an amazing trip to the little-known Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica. Wild, remote, and filled with deserted beaches that can only be reached by 20 kilometer hikes. I've uploaded a number of photos and will post more with time. Read about the adventure and see some of the photos...
All unframed photos (except posters) come with a free single archival mat, and backing board. The single-matted presentation looks particularly nice as a gift and has that "purchased at an art-fair" look.
For prints larger than 8 by 10, the mat is custom-sized to the print. However, if you have special mat sizing needs, just let us know.
For 8 by 10 and smaller prints, the mat is sized to fit 11 by 14 frames which are easy to find at big-box retail stores. Just find any 11 by 14 frame, remove the (usually non-archival) mat that came with the frame, and then replace with the archival mat and photo. Of course framed prints still come with a mat, as always.
I have added a number of new prints of the desert southwest, including Great Sand Dunes National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park. These photos were taken throughout the fall of 2010.
If you're in Denver and have a chance, drop by to see my artwork. This exhibit leans close to see botanicals from their perspective -- below, around, and within. Dew drops and lady bugs dunked in pollen, sensuous curves of a caterpillar wrapped around a petal, vivid leaf veins and hummingbirds sipping in silhouette...
You can chat with me and view the artwork at the Opening Reception on Thursday September 2 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
The photographs will be on display from Thursday September 2 through September 29, 2010 in the Doyle Hartman Gallery, 2nd floor, Dayton Memorial Library located on the Regis University campus in Denver.
As wonderful on my third visit as the first... I'm processing photos now, but as always there was abundant wildlife, vistas, and wildflowers. Weather cooperated wonderfully in Yellowstone (foggy, moody, and great for photos), though the skies were a bit too blue and bright in Glacier. Perhaps photographers are like Goldilocks?
I had a wonderful time photographing the surreal blue waters of the Bahamas. With almost no rivers, no development, and no corresponding erosion or runoff, the ocean is crystal clear and colored in hues of blue and lavender that defy reality.
A few of my Western-themed prints are on the walls at the Bit-o-Wyo ranch near Cheyenne, Wyoming. They also have a collection of my matted 8 by 10 prints. If you are in the mood for a steak dinner, horse ride, or dude ranch experience, drop by and ask for the tour. Each year they select and support a local artist or two.
One of my landscapes has been selected as a winner in the 2010 national Defenders of Wildlife photo competition (selected from among 10,000 photographers).
Two versions are available -- a signed print and a poster.
After a week of pouring rain in the Sonoran desert (hmm), I have added a collection of photos of the giant 30 foot saguaros. Many of these are in black and white to emphasize the incredible shapes of these huge cacti.
The Brookside Physical Therapy center has a number of prints on their wall. I hope you don't need their services, but if you have PT as regularly as I do (skiing and climbing and running, oh my), be sure to check out my prints as well as those of the other artists.
Art and science share many of the same aesthetics -- form, function, symmetry, beauty. Too often the standardized-exam mentality of a high school math class can drown that sense of wonder under memorization and repetition, but anyone lucky enough to study college-level abstract algebra or topology can attest to the inherent grace and beauty. Maybe that's why so many scientists have second careers as photographers, artists, and musicians. And vice-versa.
Recent 2009 science publications: