Big Talbot Artist Residency

I’m enjoying a week at Big Talbot Island at the Milam House graciously provided by the North Florida Land Trust. This property is located on the only residential street on the island, a wayward attempt by the state to raise money by selling properties. Fortunately the idea was short lived before developers transformed this area […]

Osceola National Forest

  There are 3 National Forests in Florida, Osceola is one of them. I haven’t been here in several years so I was much overdue, especially in light of the forest project I’m working on. Getting here requires a 90 minute drive which mean’s Doug has to get up at 5 am, not an easy […]

Freedom and “old growth”

I wrote this after two weeks visiting Mt Rainier and the Upper Cascades National Parks and surrounding National Forests and State Parks. I love the Pacific Northwest filled with cloudy days and heavily forested land. But the natural history of these areas are fresh with recent memory and existing battles with timber companies and interests […]

Congaree National Park

  I made a quick reconnaissance trip to Congaree National Park near Columbia, SC, knowing that I needed to return with my kayak and more time. This is a fascinating place and one of the last old growth cypress forests in the south. My interest in old-growth has increased and as I learn more I […]

A River Speaks – UNF Lufrano Gallery

“A River Speaks” is the current exhibition at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery at the University of North Florida. The show was organized by artist Jim Draper and features work by Jim, Paul Ladnier, Allison Watcon and me. I developed a piece called “Sky-River” from a selection of photographs taken at the County Dock in Mandarin, a […]

The Talbots

Little Talbot and Big Talbot Islands are two of my favorite places for photography and for just getting away. I try to visit several times during the year. I got a late start and the overcast conditions were disappearing fast. But I’ve grown to accept “what is” in terms of the weather (and other things too!) […]

Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist

We were thrilled to receive a Finalist Award at Critical Mass this year for Streaming South. This very competitive and prestigious competition is held annually, and I will have to confess that I’ve been entering for the past three years with no luck. It’s always nice to be recognized by the industry for your work, […]

Reflections at the Cummer

In the summer of 2014, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens invited 10 artists to re-interpret river themed works from their collection for an exhibit entitled Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River. The exhibit opened on February 21. I chose to create a series of 5 photographs, derivative work from Streaming South and some other […]