I am an artist living in Miami, Florida. My photography is focused upon Florida's botanicals, landscapes and animals. For me, photographing in Florida stirs up emotions of the lost riches of our state - the environment struggling to survive, the small percentage of animals and virgin landscape that still exist. I daydream about the saturated land as it once was, the flocks of hundreds of birds, the plethora of alligators, panthers, deers and smaller animals that lived a balanced coexistence. It is within this dreamlike world that I am able to linger as I transform my photos with the art of encaustic painting. Encaustic painting is a mixed media technique that involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments have been added. When combined with photography, an ethereal and painterly effect is obtained. The reality of the photograph has shifted towards towards the figments of my imagination. I have a selection of work for purchase and I accept commissions. Keep an eye out below for my encaustic workshops and photography classes given here in Miami, FL.
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This workshop will teach you how to take your photographs to a new creative level with the ancient art of encaustics. Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a heated beeswax medium which is applied to a surface (here a mounted photograph) and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments, and collaged elements are incorporated upon and within the wax. This two-day workshop is open to novice and experienced artists, as well as those who just want to try something different with their photos.
Learn to take your photography to the next level and create more artistic images. This class will delve into the components necessary to compose a good photograph and create moods and special effects. The use of lines and lighting in creative ways will teach the student how to create depth effectively, using repetition and texture, as well as other visual elements of art. Time will be spent taking photographs in the garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden to practice these skills and a group critique will reinforce the understanding of these new concepts.