Lost and melancholy, I turned to the mountains to find myself. Each new summit offered pure, unflinching solace, each step filled with purpose and grit. I spent the year hiking hundreds of miles, climbing thousands of feet of elevation and experiencing the biggest adventures of my life. And I brought my camera along. Join me for my first art exhibition in downtown Lorain where I'll share these views and adventures with you. See the sights in large format and be part of the growing art scene happening downtown Lorain. This is also my first collaboration with the FireFish Festival and I'm really excited to be one of their featured artists. And I'm very excited to announce the inclusion of guest artists Kurt Shaffer & Mike Sekletar who will be exhibiting some of their brand new work!

Opening Night: Saturday, September 18th, 2021 / 2-10pm
Additional Hours: Sunday, September 19th, 2021 / 12-5pm

633 Broadway Avenue, Lorain

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” 
– Edward Abbey


Joining me for this gallery showing is Kurt Shaffer, my brother from another mother. Kurt's floral and nature photography is so peaceful, colorful and natural, I know you're really going to enjoy it. And after many years of us talking about it, my buddy Mike Sekletar will joining forces with me for a gallery show. I'm really excited to finally share wall space with Mike, he's my favorite local artists and one of my biggest artistic inspirations. Mike has some really amazing new paintings that you're going to love!

Painter - Mike Sekletar

Photographer - Kurt Shaffer