I look for a unique view that defines the beauty, colors, rhythms and character of what my mind interprets from what my eyes see and then capture and portray it. I find and show the obvious as well as hidden beauty in my surroundings. My art is only one genre; the beauty I see all around: birds, flowers, architecture, nature, industrial equipment and a wide range of other items. I find an aspect of a structure that exhibits a distinctive characteristic; especially when it has been seen many times before in a more standard way. I photograph some component or view that might not be apparent when one doesn’t separate the detail from the larger structure. The camera’s images are starting points that I transform into meaningful, expressive images; sometimes just the structure or geometric pattern and other times the combination of colors and shapes. Many times an image of detail provides a better appreciation of the whole structure that is not visible, yet is filled in by our mind. I find a part of the bird, flower, equipment or building that I can preserve in an image that may not be appreciated or even survive in its current surroundings. Frequently, the image is a close-up where a depiction of the detail provides a better appreciation of the unseen full structure. When I see what one might consider common, I seek a distinctive view. In summary, I convey the ineffable, transitory nature of beauty by capturing a fleeting mental view and converting it into a lasting image that incorporates the beauty I experience. EXHIBITS: Light, Space & Time, Special Merit for “Into The Woods”; Light, Space & Time Online, Special Merit for “Ladies Bicycles in Dune”, July 2020; Light, Space & Time, Special Merit for “Red City Sculpture”; Signature Member, Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists Guild. “Lazy Days” Juried Art Exhibition, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, Boca Raton, Florida, July – September 2017. Represented by The Heart of Delray Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida. "Mostly Tropical", Solo Exhibit, Boca Raton Public Library - Spanish River Branch, January - February 2017. Represented by Easton Art Galleries, Delray Beach, Florida. "Florida Flora and Fauna – The River of Grass and Beyond", The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, September - October 2016. "Photography 2016 Exhibit", Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park, Florida, August - September 2016. "Best of the Best Exhibit 2016", Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park, Florida, January - February 2016. “Art at the Airport”, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, December 2015 - April 2016. “Art at the Airport”, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, August - December 2015. “Natural Wonders of Florida”, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Juried Show, West Palm Beach, Florida, March – May 2015. Solo Photography Exhibition, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, Boca Raton, Florida, January – February 2015. “Fashion’s Night Out”, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Solo Exhibit at Tourneau, September 2012. “Art 2012”, Nathan D. Rosen International Biennial Juried Art Competition and Show, Boca Raton, Florida, March - April 2012. Solo Exhibit, Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton, Florida, "Everglades Birds", November 2010. “Art 2010”, Nathan D. Rosen International Biennial Juried Art Competition and Show, Boca Raton, Florida, March - April 2010. "Reflections and Refractions", Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, at Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, March - June 2007. Photograph was used for exhibit invitation postcard. PLEASE NOTE: These photos look best printed on aluminum in large sizes to be hung on your wall. However, they are also available printed on 8 x 12” aluminum. Please contact Petrina Easton for details.