Africa’s Living Wild

“Africa’s Living Wild”, an exhibit featuring images from my recent travels to Kenya and Namibia are currently on display at the Edisto Island Museum, Edisto Island, SC.
The exhibit opened May 7 and runs through the summer months.
The all-Africa exhibit (birthplace of civilization) is intended to support the Museum’s outstanding work in the promotion and education of the culture and history of the early black settlers on Edisto Island.
All proceeds from sales of my artwork are being donated to the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society.

Bert and Dede – Namibia

Here are two wonderful traveling companions on a 20-day, 2000 mile, life-changing experience in Namibia with Bill Gozansky, Tim Smith and the folks from Ultimate Safaris. The warmth in this photo tells the whole story.

Supporting Stroke Rehabilitation Programs

The “Old Warrior” image was donated to an event sponsored by MUSC and St Francis Hospital volunteers to assist stroke awareness and rehabilitation efforts. It was purchased at auction by two great friends: Eric Chestnut and Alysa Hyder.

Helping People with Disabilities

Thanks to volunteers from Professional Therapy Services of Charleston for providing outreach to people with disabilities. These two framed low country bird images were donated to help purchase assistive devices for people who could not fund the equipment.

I have trained, traveled and taught with some of America’s premier photographers. For many years, works by these top photographers, as well as my own, were displayed in our Bluewood Gallery Hal-and-Cheetah_Kenyain downtown Brevard, NC. Through the gallery, we conducted in-field photography workshops, training classes and offered special exhibits by top professionals.

After closing Bluewood Gallery in 2014, I now reside in the low country of SC: Edisto Island; among bird sanctuaries and historic culture. Here, I am busy with the task of changing the focus of my efforts to use talents and resources in support of arts education, conservation work and to assist projects which support individuals with special needs.

To this end, with the support of jon holloway, friend and nationally acclaimed photographer, I help provide travel and life experiences for Lander University arts students through a dedicated scholarship program (see ‘About the Artist’). Recently, donations of artwork have supported stroke rehabilitation programs sponsored by MUSC and Roper St Francis hospital volunteers, and donated works helped fund physical therapy equipment for people with health needs. I want to identify other possibilities and more clearly define this new direction.