You can also see my artwork at: "Art and Soul of Sedona" Gallery in Sedona, AZ "Hart of AZ" Gallery in Cottonwood, AZ "Our Mountain Home" Gallery in Williams, AZ
I've always loved hiking and the outdoors so most of my work is based in the natural world--landscapes, seascapes, and macro/close-ups of flowers, leaves, rocks, and driftwood, as well as abstracts created from my macro images. I live in the town of Cottonwood near Sedona, Arizona and I’m amazed at the stunning beauty of the Red Rock Country area as well as the surrounding southwest region. One of the definitions of the word “sacred” is "worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect.” In this sense, I consider these beautiful natural areas as sacred ground. I feel a very strong spiritual connection to the land so my artwork comes from a place of profound reverence and appreciation for this beautiful planet Earth.
My images are pure nature in the style of a photorealistic painting with vibrant colors. I normally use a very wide angle lens and stitch multiple images together to create large panoramic landscapes so I can capture the entire spacious scene that I find so awe inspiring. Many of my landscapes are available in sizes up to 96” x 48” (8 feet x 4 feet). Several years ago, I started experimenting with digital artistic effects, looking for a way to create more artistically expressive images. I had this vision in my head and I was never satisfied with simple individual filter effects. So, after a great deal of trial and error, I developed a process using several filter effects and image adjustments applied multiple times. I use several photo editing programs and normally spend many hours on the computer perfecting each image. I consider myself a photographic artist--my primary purpose is always to create something beautiful and to communicate the feeling of awe and wonder that I feel when I witness the incredible beauty of the natural world.
All images copyright Bill Caldwell/ABeautifulSky Photography