Photography Artist Statement
Creating art is a natural form of communication and therapy for me. I use the camera lens to express a mixture of emotion, inspiration, spirituality and fascination. I am intrigued by mysterious topics like the unconscious mind, mythology, existentialism and the origins of nature.

My abstract nature photography is created while hiking and exploring after my inhibitions have freely dissipated. During this naturally heightened and relaxed state, I become in tune with my surroundings and breathe in the experience. I then search for metaphors within organic subjects such as lichen, silt, sand and rock.

The reflections are created by mirroring photography and art without use of layering or filter manipulations. Through tiling patterns, I work with nature to express and reveal the unseen.

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“I work with nature to express and reveal the unseen.”

Photography Artist Biography
MF (Michael Francis) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. His fascination for nature, creativity and imagination began at an early age. While attending high school Michael developed a love for expression through several artistic mediums. In 2000 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Framingham State College. The focal points of Michael’s art education were printmaking, sculpture, photography and design. Following his studies, Michael’s love for nature, hiking, adventure and exploration brought him to many beautiful places. During his inspirational travels, Michael became creative on foot and reclaimed his love for photography. Michael and his wife have visited over 30 National Parks in the U.S. as well as several in other countries. Today, Michael is a visual artist and graphic designer who lives with his wife amongst the grand wilderness of Oregon USA. He is currently working on a mountain of new imagery captured from Oregon, Ecuador, Peru and across the United States, see the New Beginnings post for more.

Events & Collections

2017
   – Solo Show, Cafe Soriah, Eugene OR
   – Artist Vendor, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR
   – Artist Vendor, Salem Fine Art Fair & Festival, Salem OR
   – Artist Vendor, Eugene Saturday & Holiday Market, Eugene OR

2016 

  – Group Show, Erewash Museum, Derbyshire UK
  – Artist Vendor, 
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds WA
  – Artist Vendor,
 Summer Arts & Music Festival, Benbow Lake CA
  – Artist Vendor, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR
  – Artist Vendor, Salem Fine Art Fair & Festival, Salem OR
  – Artist Vendor, North Country Fair, Arcata CA
  – Artist Vendor, Corvallis Fall Festival, Corvallis OR
  – Artist Vendor, Eugene Saturday & Holiday Market, Eugene OR
2015
  – Artist Vendor, Bend Fall Festival, Bend OR
  – Artist Vendor, Umpqua Valley HempFest, Roseburg OR
  – Artist Vendor, Eugene Saturday Market, Eugene OR
2013 Artist Representation, Imanaka Interiors, United Kingdom
2012 Featured Artist & Member, Visionary Art Network, Global
2011
 – Group Show, NRG Systems Art Collection Show, Vermont
 – Private Collection, NRG Systems Art Collection, Vermont
2010
  – Artist of the Month, Giclee of New England, Palmer MA
  – Judge, Abstracts in Nature Competition, Trinity Arts Photo Club, Bedford TX
2009
  – Private Collection, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston TX
  – Alumni Group Show, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham University, Framingham MA
  – Group Show, Nature’s Whispers, Nature’s Shouts, Vermont Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury VT
  – Artist Vendor, International Festival & Fine Art Fair, Burlington City Arts, Burlington VT
  – Artist Vendor, Stowe Street Arts Festival & Fine Art Fair, Waterbury VT