Friday, April 20, 2012


At Water's Edge (Belize)
During the month of April my image At Water's Edge (Belize) is featured and awarded an Honorable Mention by juror Erica Fortwengler. Read the Juror's Dialogue about the current Art League show entitled "Earth" here: I hope you will visit the show if you find yourself near Old Town Alexandria. While at the Torpedo Factory visit The Art Legue's Bin Gallery where additional framed and unframed images of mine are offered for sale.

No. 19 (Paris)

No. 19 (Paris) is included in a group show at the Falls Church Courthouse organized by friend and colleague Thuy (Tweetie) Dong. The photo is one I shot during a trip to the City of Light in 2005. It was my first day back in Paris, where I lived for a brief period in 1995. The shot was taken down a dark side street at night where the lighting and colors caught my eye.

I recently attended a workshop by photographer and gallery owner Catriona Fraser on "Success as an Artist." It was an excellent workshop filled with much information. While it's hard to juggle two careers, as an artist and as a real property appraiser, the workshop made me realize even more so just how much harder I need to work to get my name and photography out there in front of the right people (collectors, gallery owners, judges). One way is to participate in art fairs. I hope to soon be able to announce where my first fair will be held and I'm very much looking forward to it.