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Welcome to my SmugMug Site! I have been a Professional Visual Artist for over 30 years and a Fine Arts Instructor for a total of 11 years. I have always been interested in Photography, however, I have never been inspired by photography as an artistic endeavor until recent years. I discoved a whole new world while looking through a camera lens. It became an obssessions to capture the amazing beauty in the world that surrounds me and in what lay beneath my feet. Being a visual artist allows me to see things a little differently. I want my photography to stimulate an emotional response, to capture the feeling of the moment, to take your breath away. A photo of a flower may not be about the flower, perhaps it's about the moisture on the petals. Perhaps its about the texture of the petals. Our lives have become all consuming with the practice of living and survival. We often fail to see the amazing details and the beauty that surrounds us. My hope is that you allow yourself to relax and enjoy your journey thru these galleries. May the images you find here melt away some of the tension and stress, if only for the moment. I hope you enjoy your journey!


Aurora Images - Florals

Flowers, Floral Images, Roses, Orchids, Carnations, Daisy, Daisies, Tu ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2013 5:42pm PST

Still Life

Still Life Photography, Food and product photography

Updated: Jul 01, 2013 6:19pm PST

Aurora Images - Images From Nature

Colorful images of the nature that surrounds us.

Updated: Jul 01, 2013 5:51pm PST

Aurora Images - Abstract

Abstract images of common things

Updated: Jul 01, 2013 5:18pm PST

Aurora Images - All the Holidays

Still life photos for various holidays. Great resource for greeting ca ...

Updated: Feb 14, 2013 2:37pm PST

Pets and Animals

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 2:59pm PST

Portraits - Automotive - Kry - Dodge 12/25/2012

Portraits of Dodge Truck 12/25/2012

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 9:31pm PST

Aurora Images - Vintage Cars and Tractors

Vintage cars and tractors

Updated: Mar 26, 2013 9:48am PST

Portraits - KayKryMeg - Autumn 2012

Outdoor Autumn Portrait shoot 2012.

Updated: Nov 30, 2012 9:48am PST

Portraits - Sami - December 2012

Christmas time portrait shoot 2012

Updated: Dec 25, 2012 11:35pm PST

Portraits - GrViv - Christmas 2012

Christmas Photo shoot 2012

Updated: Dec 26, 2012 2:37am PST

Aurora Images - Architecture

Architectural Images

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 10:58pm PST

Aurora Images - Equine

Discover the beauty that lies within the spirit of the horse.

Updated: Nov 30, 2012 7:26am PST

Fireworks Images


Updated: Jul 01, 2013 4:59pm PST

Cullen Ellis

Cullen sitting date 6-3-2014

Updated: Jun 04, 2014 12:08pm PST