Photography is both an art and a science. It allows us to exress our feelings and emotions, but to do so, we need to master the scientific part of the medium. This aspect of photography is a fasinating process but the joy of sharing the emotion of "seeing" is the most gratifying of all. An artistic photograph is created when technique is used to help express a vision and an emotion. Equally powerful is digital art which allows for free expression, unhindered by a "real time" view. Since oil painting is my first and most intimate love, I have included a portfolio of some of my paintings. I strive to embed my soul into each canvas that I touch. Portraiture is about love, loving humanity in each face, in each person. Well I love people so I love taking or painting portraits and showing how each person has touched me. My hope is to bring pleasure to those who choose to display my art in their own environment.