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Hello fellow artists, art appreciators and purchasers.

I am a gardener and photographer living in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, amongst vineyards and orchards. I came to photography recently. My working life was spent in the corporate world: planning and designing organization processes and information.

I am drawn to shapes and patterns in the world of colour. I am always looking for something new to discover in the ordinary. I consider myself an opportunistic photographer. Exploration, discovery and surprise are part of the photographic process for me, and spontaneity is a key aspect of the experience. I explore visual patterns in the world of flowers, plants and mushrooms. I find abstracts in the urban world of everyday scratches, peeling paint, rust and decay.

Portfolios such as Marvelling the Mushroom, Flowerography and Nature’s Details 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 created and natural gardens.

The urban world and the world of manmade objects are 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


Spaniels Forever - Joined as Host

Hi everyone, / I’ve just joined Spaniels Forever as a host alongside Ann Dixon. / I hope you will pop over and see the features this week, and take a look at the Year in Review Challenge / I want to get the word out that we’re active again and looking for new images and members. / Here’s my own spaniel, Dezi, the motivation for my activity /…
Posted 8 months – Leave a comment

DMCA Experiences

Hi everyone, / I received a dmca notice from RB for a few images from the Chihuly Glass Garden Exhibit in Seattle. I am most curious about this, as I did a search online and find stock sites with Chihuly Garden images clearly tagged, for sale as stock, and indicating no property release. And there are hundreds to thousands of Chihuly images retrieved on a search on all kinds of art and sharing …
Posted 10 months – 2 comments

Saying Goodbye to Sundawg7

Hi everyone, / By a strange coincidence, Carol included one of Ron (Sundawg7) Chalecki’s images in the All Glorious Gardens features this week. I’d received news that Ron had been moved to a hospice, and yesterday the news came that he has passed away just before his 68th birthday. His obituary is here#. It includes a photo gallery of his life and work. / I met Ron through Redbu…
Posted 12 months – 18 comments

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 over 1 year – 10 comments
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