I am an artist living near Columbia, South Carolina. My new paintings always begin in the viewfinder of my camera. Lighting, detail, angles, etc. are pretty much determined while the subject of my interest is right there in front of me. Since I seldom use all the photos I've taken as inspiration for a painting, I like to share them with friends and acquaintances.

I believe we look, but fail to see the wonder of things around us. How blue was that sky? If you saw something so beautiful it practically took your breath away, could you describe it with enough detail that a total stranger could share your enthusiasm?

I attempt to use my art, photography, and writing to showcase things that might otherwise be passed by without notice ... "to show you the world as I see it."

If you're interested in learning more about me, look for Life On The Bright Side on Facebook. In the meantime, I'll be posting some of the things that catch my eye, and hopefully, giving you a new perspective on the world around you.

There is beauty in everything . If at first you don't see it, look closer.