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I am drawn to shapes and patterns in the natural world. I explore these visual patterns in gardens, in landscapes, and in the macro world of flowers, plants and nature. Look through my Portfolios such as Marvelling the Mushroom, Flowerography and Garden Explorations for these images. They focus on the delicate beauty of the floral, garden and natural realm – in their petals, seeds, leaves, stems and bark, and in the compositional beauty of gardens.

The urban world and the world of manmade objects is where I find abstract images in the scratches, bumps, and bruises in the environment. Peeling paint, rust and decay blossom into new forms to create Portfolios such as Urban Extractions Series, Whimsy in Rust, Surfacing Attention.

  • Joined: October 2009


Happy Valentine's Day to RB Members

Wishing you a wonderful day of flowers, chocolates and art! / Thanks for your presence here at RB and your generous participation in the All Glorious Gardens, All Glorious Lilies and Surfaces & Textures Groups. I appreciate you every day as I look at the wonderful images in moderation and the gallery. It is like a ‘box of chocolates’ every day.
Posted 6 months – 10 comments

Deciding Your Favourite Images

How do you decide or come to experience your favourite images? / What criteria do you use? Is there some experience that occurred, are there special colours, are there special subjects? / I wonder these things and would so appreciate receiving your thoughts and insights on this wonderful topic. / I’ll ask this a few ways – in the groups I host I’ll have challenges and you can i…
Posted 6 months – Leave a comment

The Rusty Metal Sheds

The Rusty Sheds / These images are of a metal shed in my Niagara area at one of the wineries. There are a number of rusty sheds at wineries. It is a tradition of sorts. This one is at Calamus. It is located on the ‘bench’ part of the Niagara escarpment with more moderate temperatures in the vineyards as the bench is a lower section and receives the warming air of Lake Ontario. / T…
Posted 8 months – 2 comments

Inactive Groups Hosted by Active Artists

I wonder if there might be another kind of group on RB that is not the same as being inactive defined by Elaine Teague’s posting here. / This would relate to my comment today on groups with active artists on RB but their groups lack activity and communication. There’s some gap between vibrant artists on RB who take on hosting and are not active hosts. There is a difference in the rol…
Posted 8 months – 3 comments
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