The Island Illustrators Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. I choose to document current and former members of the society that were still living in the Victoria area. Over 13 months I visited artists’ studios to photograph illustrators in their zone of creativity. Some members choose to be photographed elsewhere, and if they were from some distance away, I asked them to pick a location that meant something to them from their time as illustrator members in Victoria.
A few of the illustrators took the time to add textual content to the book. I asked a very open ended question and they responded in their own words. These ‘textual snapshots’ offer different points of view over the entire 25 year time cycle.
I photographed the illustrators in a way that provides a lot of information about them, the art and the space they work and live in for a good part of their daily lives.
The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification. I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion. My images are marketed in the United States by PrintedArt.com and are also available on Amazon.com Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986. .
Night Visions....from Laputa Published May 15, 2012
Solo...artist's first flight Published May 15, 2012
Visit to a Surrey Townhouse Published May 12, 2012
Echoes of a Landform Published May 08, 2012
Frank Gurney, engraver Published April 21, 2012
Sortie, The Running Man Published March 05, 2012
As Seen on TV Published March 01, 2012
Outside The Box Published March 01, 2012