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Canadian Maritimes Creative Philosophy Fine Art

Labor Day Tribute

As we enter Labor Day weekend, I reflected on a group of images of interior industrial spaces that I created in 2004. I feature these images as a tribute to the workers of the world. The first Monday of September in Canada and the United States was created to celebrate labor’s contribution. This day is […]

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Creative Philosophy Fine Art

The Dance Club

Summer is half over, and we have been in lockdown since mid-March, I felt it was timely to share an upbeat story – The Dance Club featuring dancing pears. Yes, pears can dance! Let me explain. I am getting ahead of myself; first, I need to provide some background. Prior to designing and opening my […]

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Creative Philosophy Fine Art

Flowers Speak to You – Are you Listening

My sustained investigation of black and white floral studies may seem nostalgic next to the preference for color demonstrated by most artists. But the restricted palette, which recalls that of photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, and Imogen Cunningham, is most effective at conveying their poetic voice, often with sensual and erotic undertones. The calla lily captured my […]

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Celebration Fine Art News

In Celebration of Bastille Day

The 14th of July is the day of the national French celebration. Established in 1880, this date commemorates both the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, which ended absolute rule, and the Festival of the Federation of the 14th July 1790. Celebrations are held all over France with fireworks. We are all […]

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Curator Exhibitions Fine Art

You are not only an Artist but also a Curator

You ask what do I mean? If you are preparing a gallery or competition submission or selecting work for an exhibition, you first have to create the story behind the presentation before selecting the images. Then to make a powerful statement you need to consider the presentation order. Since the lockdown in March, I curator […]

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Fine Art News Publications

Article – FotoNostrum Magazine

Life is a journey of twists and turns that mold who we are; however, it is not the twists and turns which mold us, but rather, how we take and handle them. My life has comprised experiences ranging from the unexpected to the unconventional. All these experiences have influenced who I am and reflected in […]

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Canadian Maritimes Creative Philosophy Fine Art

Photographer’s Imagination

I found this quote in my daily emails by David Bailey, British photographer and director known for his advertising, celebrity, and fashion photographs. The quote is reflective of my creative philosophy and I would like to share it with you along with two excellent images. “It takes a lot of imagination to be a good […]

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Competition Results Fine Art

15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Abstract, Professional – Honorable Mention

This 15th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers has been juried by Elizabeth Avedon. A total of 910 photographers from 63 countries have submitted 6,875 photographs for consideration of the pre-selection team of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards and the final selection of the juror. Mushrooms have captured my imagination because […]

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Competition Results Fine Art

15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Still Life, Professional – Honorable Mention

This 15th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers has been juried by Elizabeth Avedon. A total of 910 photographers from 63 countries have submitted 6,875 photographs for consideration of the pre-selection team of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards and the final selection of the juror. FEAST explores the intimate connection & […]

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Competition Results Creative Philosophy Fine Art

Artistic Expression of the Orchid

Most artists focus on the saturated vibrant colors of their floral studies which can confuse the eye. My focus is on two complementary colors – black and white. Black and white photography is cleaner, and a good image can enhance the subject’s features – shape, lines and textures – the focus of my artwork. The […]