My art begins with a photograph. There are no finished images that ever come straight from the camera. The art of photography is to take the raw image that I capture and turn it into a picture that either represents what I saw when I took the photo, or what I imagined it could be transformed into with the miracle of modern software. Some of my work is realistic, some has been called hyper-realistic, and some of my textured, layered, and imagined works are essentially digital mixed media pieces. My “studio” is my home office, where I work with my photographs to create my final images. I then print my work, usually on canvas, which I turn into gallery wraps. I hand-make frames for many of my favorite pieces from wood that I mill in my shop.