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I have been fascinated with cameras and photography for as long as I can remember. As a teenager, I took pictures of all aspects of my life with nothing fancier than a flip-open camera available to me back in the 1980's and 1990's. I snapped pictures of bikes, lawn mowers, friends, flowers, gardens, cars, pets, shadows, scenes, wildlife, school trips, antiques, buildings, bugs…you name it. I’m an admirer of nature, a lover of other creatures, soluble in water, questioner of life, gentle in spirit, living with (not battling) depression and anxiety. Life can be a struggle, but appreciating life around helps push me through. You will see all of this and more, reflected throughout my art. My final art pieces are authentic to the location and original photograph. Even when I create an artistic twist on the original photograph, it is important for me to see the original photograph within and remember what I felt in that place. If done right, art should have the ability to connect us with our feelings and reality. The story it tells may be familiar to the viewer, whether comforting or not.

Gathering Wood…

Winter 2022 or ‘Winter solstice’ officially began on December 21 (yesterday) in the Northern Hemisphere and the weather seems to be echoing this date on our calendars. As temperatures plumet over the next couple days, many are gathering wood to warm their homes over the upcoming holiday weekend.   Warm… 

Autumn

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a message to my site. Autumn is almost here in the northern hemisphere, as we watch the dizzying and often distressful news about our country and world climate. Hard to believe time is flying by so fast, as my attention has been focused on my continuing formal education.… 

Giving Thanks – 2021

As we enter the annual “Thanksgiving” holiday, I am reminded of the extensive training I received to think of something I am thankful for this year and celebrate it. Wow, what a year to ask me for that! I thought for a bit and decided I would give thanks for… 

Ballay Gallery Soft Opening – Featuring ‘Cotton Canyon’

As I pondered the use of “Soft Opening” to describe the unlocking of my store links to the public, I ended up focusing on the definition of the word ‘soft’. Interestingly, ‘soft’ has multiple definitions depending on the context in which it’s used. Fortunately, the primary definition applies to both… 

About Shipping

If you purchase from Ballay Gallery, you will notice I offer free shipping for your order. I currently offer this whether you are in the U.S., UK or Canada. I can do this because my fulfilment partner has multiple locations able to produce and ship Ballay Gallery products on order,… 

It’s getting close…

The Ballay Gallery & Shop is in the final stages of development and testing!! You can now stroll through the Ballay Galleries online by navigating to the “Galleries” tab and also read about the art and me in the “About” Tab. The Shop is currently closed to prevent any accidental… 

Featured Art

‘Palm Mountains’ by Ballay Gallery Sometimes we should pause and take a closer look to experience something new or remember something special. This piece was created from a macro-view photo of a large Date Palm Tree trunk, which make quite a statement on their own. Date Palms are impressive palms,…