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Mac is truly a native Long Islander with ancestry going back to the first settlers of Southold, Hempstead and St George’s Manor. His interest in photography started as a child, crediting his parents, who agreed to give a 5 year old his allowance in 120 films.
Mac’s fascination has always been color, his inspiration nature. He has always been intrigued with contrast and movement. The medium used to create his images is an innovative combination of photography and computer/digital arts.
When asked to describe his work he calls it Digital Fusion or Digital Painting and his style as Digital Expressionism. Digital fusion or digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied through the use of a computer, a digitizing tablet, and graphics software. It has also been described as Digital photo-composites or Photomontages. Both terms were inherited from film photography but have recently been adapted to digital. In traditional photography both terms described a darkroom process that blended or collaged multiple images. Today's darkroom has been replaced with the computer and interfaces such as “Lightroom” or “Photoshop.” In the hands of the artist it merges digital photography and the computer into a tool for abstract expressionism, creating a medium similar to that of a traditional painter or pastiest. While the environment may have changed the techniques are similar. The result demands deeper examination, beckoning you into a vivid world of allusion while offering you a carefully crafted statement crafted in color and motion.
Awards and achievements:
Head Judge, Nassau County Comptrollers Office Art & Photography Exhibition, 2014
Hutchins Gallery, Brookville, Wounded Warriors Benefit, 1st Place for “Summer Kisses,” 08/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “1st Place” for “Paint the sky with Summer's kisses,” 04/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Honorable Mention” for “Floral Contrasts,” 03/14
Art Buzz, The 2014 Collection,” Second place in Graphic Arts 10/14
Briarcliffe College, LI Artists “People’s Choice Award,” for “Tranquility,” 01/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Third Place” for “Gardenia on White,” 12/13
Feature artist in the CSA Journal in 11/13
Briarcliffe College LI Artists “People’s Choice Award,” for “Fiesta,” 12/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “of Heaven and Earth,” 11/13
South Bay Art Association, “First Place, “Maternal Bond,” 10/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Honorable Mention” for “Never-ending Winter,” 10/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “Sizzle,” 08/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Third Place” Morning Impressions,” 03/13.
South Bay Art Association, “Honorable Mention, “Encore,” 05/14
Mac is currently President of the North Shore Art Guild, Inc. His additional professional affiliations include Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., Guild Hall, Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council, Port Jefferson – Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, East End Arts and Humanities Council, South Bay Art Association, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Huntington Arts Council, Art League of Long Island, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the National Education Association.
|"Prisoner of Circumstance"
As seen on the Cover of "Aces" June 2015 2nd Anniversary cover. A feature article about my work can be seen on Page 7.
||"of garden foilage"
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