First, thank you for visiting my website. I'm a freelance photographer and CEO of SLADEIMAGES. My business is based in Aurora, Illinois. I'm a self taught photographer which is really an extension of my affinity for the arts from a very young age. As you can see from the images on this website that my photographic work is eclectic in style. The medium is digital photography.
Broadly speaking, my focus is on fine art subject matter on the one hand and commercial work on the other hand. Meaning I exhibit my work at galleries for competition or sale and also at public facility outlets. I always find it exciting to have the opportunity for people to view my work and to get their feedback and/or reaction. I believe it is important to to have the audience perspective of the work which may or may not match your own as the artist.
Typically, I print my own images using archival ink/pigments and archival papers. My typical image print size 13X19 CANVAS SIZE..
Also available are 5x7 size prints [actual image size varies] and signed on the reverse in pencil. Why a five by seven; because it provides the ability to get art into the hands of as many people that may desire it. Make it affordable and therefore more accessible to those appreciate art or learning to appreciate art. I call it DESKART.
DESKART price ranges from $16.00 to $20.00. Prints can be shipped with shipping cost added.
Note: ALL IMAGES CAN BE CUSTOM PRINTED IN VARIOUS SIZES ALONG WITH ARTIST SIGNATURE.
Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL [Member Water Street Studios Artist Collective Group]
WATER STREET STUDIOS - THE CHICAGO CAPITAL GALLERY - SOLO EXHIBITION 'ECLECTICISM, AS I SEE IT" APRIL 12- MAY 4, 2019
PARAMOUNT THEATER ART GALLERY - AURORA IL - ARTIST SHOWCASE APRIL 24, 2019 - JUNE 2, 2019
THE OLD ELBURN HALL - ELBURN, IL
JUNE 14 2019- August 2019
NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER - ST CHARLES, IL - ANNIVERSARY SHOW
JULY 13, 2019 AUGUST 21, 2019
WATER STREET STUDIOS - BATAVIA, IL - WSSAC GROUP SHOW
AUGUST 9, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
TALL GRASS ARTS ASSOCIATION, Park Forest, IL / Group Show: GROWL,HOWL, Moo, Baa, Roar / November 7 - January 9, 2021
Gallery 201 - Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL April 8-July 31, 2020
WSSAC group exhibition - POSTPOND TO SPRING 2021 due COVID 19
FERMILAB ART GALLERY - CONVERSION / NOVEMBER 11, 2020 TO JANUARY 7, 2021
POSTPOND DUE TO COVI19
RICHARD & GINA SANTORI LIBRARY OF AURORA, IL: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES "ARTIST CONVERSION OF FOUND COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT" April 2021
WATER STREET STUDIOS - ARTIST COLLECTIVE SHOW - JULY 9, 2021 TO AUGUST 8,2021
TALL GRASS ARTS ASSOCIATION, Park Forest, IL / Group Show: TA-DA/ August 6 - September 18, 2022
MARMION ACADEMY, AURORA, IL / MY MIND'S EYE / OCTOBER 11 TO DECEMBER 11, 2022
SAULK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DIXON, IL / CONVERSION / OCTOBER 24 TO DECEMBER 8, 2022
Work on display at Blick Ary Supplies Wheaton IL - Through September 2012
Fox Valley Park District Adult Fall/Winter 2009 Cover Photograph
(Freelance photographer for Fox Valley Park District)
Fox Valley Park District Youth Fall 2009 Cover Photograph
Freelance photographer for Fox Valley Park District)
Black & White Magazine for Collectors of Fine Photography - Online Gallery www.bandwmag.com
Selected work represented in the below online galleries.
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) – “Images of Northwestern Illinois 2007 2ndPlace in category Architecture/Urban Design for “ A View Southward”
Northwestern Cultural Council and Kimball Hill Galleries – “The Look of Love” international juried photography exhibition 2008 1st Place award for “Love & Wisdom”
Orleans Street Gallery – “ChicagoLANDscape” juried exhibit July – September 2007
TV One Satellite Television Network website: ‘Living, Loving and Laughing” August 2007
River Breeze Gallery - Aurora Illinois through May 2007
Paramount Theater Art Gallery - Aurora Ill April 2007 through May 2007
33 Collective Gallery -Zhou B Center - 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, Ill "Focus On Chicago Photo/Digital Exhibition" March 16 - April 6, 2007
Orleans Street Gallery - I (Heart) Chicago (juried exhibition) July 22 to September 23, 2006
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street St. Charles, Illinois 60174
630 524 - 5048
Batavia Art In Your Eye City Hall Exhibit (Juried) - August 12-13, 2006
Batavia Arts Walk - Guest Artist August 4, 2006
Northwest Cultural Council - "Places We Call Home" (2006 international juried photography exhibition) June 6 to July 30. 2006
5999 New Wilke Rd. Rolling Meadow, Illinois. Selected works: I Have A Story, The Ironing Board and the Front Porch (Second Place Award)
Batavia Art Gallery
330 Webster Street Batavia, Illinois 60503
February 3 through March 25, 2006
Hemmens Cultural Center Elgin, Illinois - November 1 - December 5, 2005
Aurora, Illinois House Walk & Art Show - Featured artist September 25, 2005
Aurora Public Art Commission - David L. Pierce Art & History Center
20 East Downer Place Aurora, Illinois 60506
June 10-August 28, 2005 – Solo Exhibition “The Urban Fingerprint and Other Observations”
Aurora Illinois City Hall – June – September 2005
William Bigham Galleries, Aurora Illinois August 2004 - February 2005
Beverly Art Center Chicago, Illinois - Work as part of the “Journey: the next 100 years” exhibit 2003
Adult Education Instructor - How To Take Better Photographs / Waubonsee Community College Oct 2009 - 2011.
PAST EXHIBITIONS OR DISPLAYS:
Water Street Studios - Visionary Climate/Juried exhibit 2015
Northwest Cultural Council Fall Show "The Look of Love" 2007 - 1st Place " Love and Wisdom"
Aurora Public Arts Commission - David L. Pierce Gallery 2005
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL - Community Instructor / Photography 2011 - 2012
MEMBER OF THE WATER STREET STUDIOS ARTIST COLLECTIVE Since - 2019
3/2021 - Served on the Fermilab Art Gallery Artist in Residence Selection Committee for the AIR 2021- 22
Clients Past and Present
G.A.R. Memorial Museum, Aurora IL
Fox Valley United Way
Fox Valley Park District
Donnell Collins Photography
Kane County Cougars
James Jenkins [Artist]
City of Aurora IL
William Bigham Gallery
African American Men of Unity
Aurora Public Arts Commission
Good Morning Aurora [GMA] - Interviewed - November 2, 2020
Fermilab Gallery Talk - Preamble to Online Exhibit of CONVERSION Series - November 10, 2020
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my work.