Dreaming…

Jurors Peter Crighton and Maya Jagger selected Dreaming to receive the Honorable Mention stating “its out standing appeal was based on the artist’s skillful sense of composition, light, emotion and adherence to the theme of the show. A very thoughtful work.”

The Lookout: El Mirador

The first snake I saw on this “snake-infested” trek was a False Coral Snake or maybe a Coral Snake or maybe a Milk Snake.  The only thing certain about this tiny, 1/2 diameter x 12″ long juvenile snake was it was a serpent (though I think it was a “plant”). The night before, as I walked…

Flores to Tintal, El Mirador Basin

Sun rays flooded through towering Cohune palms and bathed Lake Peten Itza in a muted apricot glow. Three hours and 62 rutted and muddy km later, Antonio and I arrived at Carmelita, his home village inhabited by 400 or so Itza Maya. Eladio, the muleteer, packed supplies, backpacks and duffels onto the four mules. We…

Into the jungle, El Peten, Guatemala

I’ve dreamed for many years about visiting El Mirador deep in the Guatemalan jungle. But dreams without action stay dreams so I decided to act on my BIG DREAM. I  SET a GOAL, made a plan, and TOOK ACTION. There are three ways to visit El Mirador: 1. Fly 45 minutes in a helicopter from Flores…

3rd Place SPARK 2018

More than 120 photographers, friends, and enthusiasts attended 6th Annual SPARK Photography Competition Opening Night Ceremonies at Lett Architect Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario. 30 images were selected from 161 entries submitted by photographers throughout Eastern Ontario.  Judges were independent photography professionals Rick Bell (Richard Bell & Associates), Charles van Ouden (Humber College), & Wendy Gonneau (Soul’s Creation…

A B*I*G thank you to everyone

My doppelganger (courtesy Kathy of Marks Work Wearhouse) & I want to thank everyone who made my recent photography show & sale a big success. I appreciate all 120+ visitors who PASSED THROUGH on Opening Night January 11th to enjoy photographs and help me celebrate my birthday. Thank you for coming, thank you for enjoying,…

Passing through…Rwanda

PASSING THROUGH Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! Join me on Saturday January 20th 2-4 pm to learn more about… Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda and other places I’ve had the pleasure of passing through. Sneak preview of photographs starts Thursday,…

Passing through

Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! Sneak preview of photographs starts Thursday, January 4th, 2018.

RMG Exposed 2017, McLaughlin Gallery

466 photographs ~ 40 finalists. Jurors Sarah Burtscher, Olex Wlasenko, and Jennifer Bedford have selected Golden Fields, a photographic memory of my trip to Kalimantan, Indonesia to be one of the 40 selected images for RMG Exposed 2017. This is the fourth year my photographs have been selected for RMG Exposed, a fundraising auction to support…

Golden Fields

The image reminds me of the Florida Everglades but, in fact, was obtained during a longtail boat ride in SE Asia. The man is fishing, poling his slender, low-slung boat along channels through the long grasses. Currently showing at The Parrott Gallery as part of the Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show until October 26,…

Treadwell Restaurant, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Treadwell Restaurant’s “farm-to-table” concept has been the norm for all great restaurants in Europe for several decades.  Treadwell chefs work with local suppliers and base their menus on  seasonal products of the Niagara Region to showcase the team’s talent and the individuals behind the ingredients. Treadwell’s Sous Chef is our very own Ian VandeGraaf, graduate of Niagara College…