I have been a photographer and an artist for over 40 years. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and spend much of my free time hiking and photographing in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. My primary focus is on Landscapes. I find that this genre offers a contemplative aspect which blends well with my love of nature and solitude. To see the created world as if for the first time, with no preconceived notions, that is what I strive for whenever I am outdoors. Lately, I have begun to paint using Painter, a digital painting program. I am very excited about the new work I am able to create using this powerful software. Peace be with you all!