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Why do I create photography wall art prints?

I am a fine art nature and abstract photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona and a strong believer of the of the many benefits of art and I feel that it’s partly my responsibility to use my talents to create beautiful fine art prints that will help sway the moods and dispositions of those who view my artwork.

If one person is in a great mood because of viewing and taking pleasure in my images, he or she will treat others more kindly making a better place for those around them and my goal will have been achieved.

My education began in the traditional wet darkroom of Glendale Community College where I learned to use advanced techniques to create a beautifully toned, composed and archival fine art print. I later transferred that knowledge into my digital workflow where I have even more control over the creation of my art.


November 2019 - Artwork "Zion's Depths" chosen to be featured in Saatchi Art's "Flora and Fauna" Collection

March 2018 - Received First Place Award of Excellence for the "Seasons" exhibition at the J. Mane Gallery 

July 2018 - Received Second Place Award of Excellence for the "H2O" exhibition at the J. Mane Gallery 


3/2020 - Group exhibition - "Phoenix On Film" Three of my toned silver gelatin fine art pieces depicting scenes of downtown Phoenix, Arizona were placed and on exhibit for the month of March 2020 at the Phoenix Film Revival darkroom, studio and gallery.

‚Äč2009 - Solo exhibition - "Natural Adaptations" A collection of abstract black and white silver prints. Photomark Phoenix, Az


Several times a year I attend art festivals throughout Arizona to sell my fine art photographic prints. You can see my schedule by clicking here.


I took photo 1 & 2, painting, drawing, life drawing, art history, 2 dimensional design, and various other courses to acquire a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Art Education through Ottawa University in 2009.


I’m influenced by the works of Mark Rothko, Aaron Siskind, Michael Kenna, Edward Weston, and Jack Dykinga to name a few. 

Photographer Thomas Watkins with his Canon 1v taking a photo of Sedona Arizona.

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