Month: August 2015

Lightning Storm Rolls through Raleigh

It’s always a good time to shift gears and try out different media.  I really enjoy seeing a thunderstorm’s power and how quickly the weather conditions change.  Photographing lightning is a passion of mine and I always enjoy sharing my images with the local news station: WNCN NBC-17.  Wes Hohenstein showed his viewers these images last night during the 11pm newscast…Thanks, Wes!  ALWAYS BE CAREFUL when taking photographs of lightning.  Make sure that you are NOT out near an open field and that you are nearby good cover (not a tree!) If the lightning is too close (hitting around you or within a mile or two…use the “one Mississippi, two Mississippi” count to determine that), you should head inside for safety.  Check out the internet for tips on how to set up your camera and best strategies! Always, SAFETY FIRST!


Lightning in South Garner


Lightning in South Garner

Here’s the one I took over 4 years ago, from about that same vantage point.  That’s pretty close!


“The Treasure Ship” & “Pulp, please…”

My underwater themed painting, “The Treasure Ship” will get it’s public debut at Raleigh’s Visual Art Exchange.  Starting September 4th (during Raleigh’s “First Friday”) this 3D resin painting will compete for awards during the N.E.W. (Never Exhibited Work) Show.  Come show your support by stopping by and taking a look at the painting as well as the other great artworks exhibited there.

"The Treasure Ship"

“The Treasure Ship”

I also just completed a new painting: “Pulp, please…”

PIULP_PLEASE_WEB_72“Pulp, please…”

This painting is a nod to the pulp novel covers of the 60’s and the “grindhouse” films of the 70’s. A dynamic, 2′ x 3′ solid resin artwork!  Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction was definitely on my mind while painting…it’s a classic film.  I was imagining the set-up storyline for the artwork would be something like this:  Three women try to pull a fast one on a “high roller” socialite type…and the tables get turned.  Will the cops get there first…or will the paid mercenary?  Grime, Crime, Girls, Guns and Cops…what else screams “Pulp, please!” more than that?  FRANKY