Artist's Statement—Combining a passion for travel and outdoor activities, Darren's fine art photography really began to blossom in the 2006 time-frame. "One of the things I love about this medium is its ability to transport you back in time. I very much enjoy being able to reminisce on these experiences, and I consider myself lucky to be able to share them with you." Unless otherwise stated, each image is processed to look as close as possible to conditions in the field.
In addition to his images of Fredericksburg and Washington, D.C., Darren likes to combine photography with travels far and wide. This has resulted in an ever expanding portfolio of images from around the globe. While Landscape and Nature Images are his favorites, he has an eclectic portfolio appealing to a wide range of tastes. Darren resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, who is his travel companion, sometimes photography assistant, and always patient partner.
R. Taylor Cullar
Artist's Statement—Taylor is a Texas native who spent most of his professional life in Florida, mainly in higher education administrative positions. He has been interested in photography and painting since high school and took some courses in drawing, watercolor and design in college.
Following retirement and a move to the Falls Run Community in Stafford County, Taylor renewed his interest in painting. He first joined a watercolor class and later joined a painting workshop at the Falls Run Community Center where he began to paint with water based oils and acrylics. Currently, he is painting with the Falls Run workshop group using acrylics.
Many of Taylor's paintings are inspired by his photographs and are representational in nature. His subjects include animals, barns, street scenes and scenic views.
Taylor is pleased to be a member of the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and is thankful for the opportunity to show his work in the Members Gallery.