After what seems like forever, I’ve FINALLY posted my fine art portfolio to my website. I plan to add to it, but this is a start. I really enjoy fine art of any medium, but I think photography is where I flourish most in fine art. I get a lot of people asking me what “fine art” is. I think it varies based on who you ask but to me, it’s work created by an artist that fulfills the vision of the artist, primarily for aesthetic purposes.
For me, when I create fine art, I want it to be something that when I see it, I feel moved by it somehow. I want to be intrigued or be stricken with a feeling when I look at it. I don’t want to just take pretty pictures anymore and call it fine art. For example, when I took the first photo below called “Glass Lake” I wanted a feeling of solitude, but an erie, almost desolate solitude. Every time I see this photo, I feel the vast desolate solitude that the photograph represents. It was taken at a time where I was working at home for a corporation. I woke up alone (husband had already left for work before I woke up), went through the whole day alone, and got off of work alone. I didn’t have anyone there. I felt very lonely, deprived, and depressed. When I see this picture, it reminds me of those times, but I like being reminded of those times because it moves me.
Anyway, so, I’ve posted some of my fine art photos below that are available for purchase. Please remember that 30% of all fine art proceeds are donated to The JRB Foundation. To view or purchase from any of my fine art collections, click here.