My work has grown out of an interest in serigraphy, the art of silk-screen printing. While living in Washington, DC. I took classes in serigraphy at the Corcoran School of Art. Most of my work was based on photographs I had taken, and the process of producing multiple silk screens of these images was lengthy. Being a computer specialist by profession, I explored using computer graphics software to expedite this effort. I soon found that I could produce the desired print without actually cutting stencils, mixing inks, etc.
More recent developments in processing technologies have allowed me to experiment even further. Working from photographs both old and new, I use various digital processes to produce the best image I can. I then abstract the shapes or colors or impressions that appealed to me in the first place, simplifying, eliminating some of the 'trees' for the 'forest'. Or as Georgia O'Keefe said more elegantly "Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things." The final result is an amalgam of deliberate decisions and a touch of serendipity – merging technology and art to produce the image I want.
I have had a solo show at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and was selected to participate in a juried show at Artistree near Woodstock, VT and in five juried shows at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, VT. One of my images was selected as Runner-Up in the Chasing the Light "Winter Wonderland" juried photo competition and I placed two other images in the top 25. I also had one of my images selected as finalist in the Photographer's Forum Magazine, Spring 2015 contest. Ten of my images were selected for permanent display in all the guest rooms at the recently opened Lodge at Burke Mountain, East Burke, Vermont. My image of Burke Mountain at Dawn is used as the April photo in the Union Bank Vermont/New Hampshire 2018 Calendar. Two of my images have been selected for "Moments in Time", an online exhibit at Gallery25N.
I hope you enjoy these images, thanks for visiting.
Contact: trdigitalart "at" gmail.com