Abstract Nature 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 photography reflection art is a culmination of artistic, natural, psychological, spiritual and creative interests. The reflections reveal personal experiences as well as possible insights into the collective unconscious. The reflections are created by mirroring abstract nature photography and nasa space imagery through an original artist created design technique without use of layering or filter manipulations. Through tiling patterns, I work with nature to express and reveal the unseen.

Abstract Nature Photographer Reflection Artist MF Wolik

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, California and Nasa’s Mars Orbiter. Check out his newest works with Images of Jupiter and the Universe.

Art Shows & Collections

2019
 – Juried Artist, Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego OR
 – Juried Artist, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR
 – Juried Artist, Art in the Park, Boise Art Museum ID
 – Artist Vendor, Saturday & Holiday Market, Eugene OR

2018
 – Juried Artist, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR
 – Group Projection, Eugene Symphony, Hult Center, Eugene OR
 – Artist Vendor, Saturday & Holiday Market, Eugene OR

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

2016
 – Group Show, Erewash Museum, Derbyshire UK
 – Juried Artist, Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds WA
 – Juried Artist, Summer Arts Festival, Benbow Lake CA
 – Juried Artist, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR
 – Juried Artist, Salem Fine Art Fair, Salem OR
 – Juried Artist, North Country Fair, Arcata CA
 – Juried Artist, Corvallis Fall Festival, Corvallis OR
 – Artist Vendor, Saturday & Holiday Market, Eugene OR

2015
 – Juried Artist, Bend Fall Festival, Bend OR
 – Artist Vendor, Umpqua HempFest, Roseburg OR
 – Artist Vendor, Saturday Market, Eugene OR

2011
 – Group Show, NRG Art Collection Show, Vermont
 – Private Collection, NRG Art Collection, Vermont
 – Private Collection, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston TX
 – Group Show, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham MA
 – Group Show, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury VT
 – Artist Vendor, Fine Art Fair, Burlington City Arts VT
 – Artist Vendor, Stowe Street Arts Fair, Waterbury VT

Oregon Country Fair
One of my whitewater photographs with the Eugene Symphony at the Hult Center.
Original Photography Wall Art Booth
Outdoor 10x10 Booth