7 Members
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Richard D Pick

These are special places that deserve our respect and protection. The emotion they invoke will differ for each of us. Many of these photos can have a mystic quality or be very abstract and the subject may not be entirely obvious on first viewing.

Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement: These works take the viewer to places they may never have the opportunity to experience. The muted colors are possible only from reflected light or light created during those moments before sunrise or after sunset. These are special places that deserve our respect and protection. The emotion they invoke will differ for each of us. Many of these photos can have a mystic quality or be very abstract and the subject may not be entirely obvious on first viewing. These works are meant to be studied and explored just as we might do if really there.
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Ginny Coombs

Photos of wildlife and the geometric patterns that can be found in the natural world.

Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement:

A love of Nature has always been an important part of Ginny Coombs' life. She notices the rhythmic patterns that can be found in a brook or the detailed markings on individual wild animals or birds. Ginny has developed a keen eye for the subtleties of what she sees and shares with the viewer an appreciation of the displayed scene with an expanded viewpoint. Whether Ginny is sketching or doing photograph work, she looks for the revealing patterns of light and dark. She captures the scene with a photographic composition that is visually balanced. The main ingredient for successful photographs is to just 'get out there', not mind inclement weather and be observant of the artistic opportunities whether it is a vast expanse of unending scenery or a small plant with its subtle beauty that catches the viewer's attention.

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Mary Perry
Art Form: Painting, Photography
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Bill Silliman

Wildlife, Scenic, Panoramic, Macro and Heli-skiing Photography

Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement: Most of his photographs are wildlife photos which have been taken with a 21 mega pixel Canon 1Ds Mark III camera and are taken with various L Series lenses depending on the situation. He has recently gotten into macro photography for flowers and insects. Make sure you look at his Monarch butterfly photos.
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Tom Horton

A World Without People

Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement:

I've never been comfortable explaining what I do. From a practical viewpoint, most photography is art of one kind or another, which makes me an artist, and my job as an artist is to be authentic in presenting my vision of the world and my emotional reaction to it. From a philosophical point of view, there is a great body of thought which maintains that objective reality does not exist, and any claim that one perception is more real than another is inherenty false. Furthermore, it is the task of the observer, not the artist, to understand these viewpoints and place the art in this context. In other words, I don't have to explain myself.

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Patrick Brandenburg
Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement:

"As a landscape photographer, I often need to trek and climb for miles, often hiking and overnight camping in inclement weather. Ill wait days to get the perfect light. In my equipment I need it to be extremely reliable in all weather, while providing maximum sharpness and detail. I need abundant resolution for the large prints landscapes require, all while minimizing weight. Canon provides all of this for me, with outstanding lenses, and the highest resolution single lens reflex camera on the market, the 50 megapixel 5dsr. As a professional photographer and over the past 20 years, I grew up shooting on film, and now mainly shoot on digital for these reasons listed above." -pbb

 

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Jean Glaser

Vibrant animal paintings, with a connection that comes through to the viewer

Art Form: Painting, Photography, Other Media
Artist's Statement:

I work in acrylic, mostly on paper but at times on cradle boards. When I began to paint I started with oils. I currently work in acrylics layering them as I used to layer oils. This creates depth in my paintings. 

My inspiration comes from animals  because I have a great passion for them and always have.  All animals have an honesty of spirit that I work very hard to capture in my work. 

I do not discriminate, I paint all animals from fish to lions, the majority of my work currently are dogs and cats. 

I have been doing a series of what I call Partials. I crop my photos down to the smallest section of my subject that I can and still capture their essence!