About the Artist . . .
During High School and into his young adult life he developed a love of backpacking. He has backpacked the wilds of the Pintlar and Beartooth Mountains of Montana, the Wind Rivers of Wyoming and throughout Colorado and into New Mexico. Throughout this time he also started to capture the beauty of these wild areas on film. Coming from a family background of photographers and print makers, this became a natural extension of his love of the outdoors. It was, in fact, during his High School career that Dale truly began to develop his artistic talent with the camera. He was duly recognized by an award for news photography. After High School his vision also came to include something else.
Prompted by his desire to be used in a special religious service, his adult years took him away from the Rockies to the Mid-West. There he met his future wife, Gaelynne, and they were wed in 1979. Since their marriage, Dale has also instilled in his wife the same passion for the wild areas that he developed during childhood.
Dale's career as a professional photographic artist began in the summer of 1995, when he and his wife began touring with Dale's work on the juried art festival circuit. Dale has exhibited his work throughout the United States. His artistic talent has been recognized by various awards during this time. While Dale still exhibits at art festivals on occasion, he has "settled down" in his own GALLERY in the heart of the area he loves most, the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. His GALLERY is located in downtown Telluride, Colorado.
Dale is creating not just "postcard" art, but is fulfilling his vision to capture the true beauty of nature; the forms, the textures, and the color that often goes unnoticed by the casual observer. Some coments elicited by his work are: "Best Southwest scenic" and "This is as good as photography gets!" Dale's photographic art is found in collections throughout North America. Appreciate his art; indulge your imagination; salve your soul.