We are a husband and wife team with a voracious desire to celebrate the human experience and expression through artwork. Balm in Gilead is the by-product of our combined years of soul searching, and our unwavering belief in the power of human expression through art.
Art can allow our inner most vulnerabilities and truths to be heard and seen and expressed and it is our belief and practice that the naked human form is a sacred vessel and tool that allows us to celebrate our humanity and the richness of the human experience with ourselves and one another.
He has a degree in Television and Film Production and great skill with the camera and she is an experienced painter who has expanded her notable artistic skills to also include photo manipulation and digital artistry. In fact you can probably identify a great deal of painting influence in most if not all of our artwork.
We have a deep passion for art and the expression it provides and relish the opportunity to work with individuals who share in our love for it. The models who have volunteered to become part of our artwork over the years, have bore their bodies and souls to us and together we hope to have created things that awaken something within our viewers and patrons. Both of us have modeled for photographers and painters over the years, and you will often times see us as subjects in our own photographic artistry as well.
My hope is that through the painstaking efforts and love invested by ourselves and our subjects we are able to reflect a fraction of our respect and admiration not only for art, but for humanity, individuality, uniqueness and the human experience as a whole.
This is not an endeavor to create conventionally beautiful imagery but a pursuit to enlighten ourselves and others in a profound and significant manner as to the context of our rich internal and external existence....
Art is meant to be not merely seen or gazed upon but felt, and it is our aspiration to infuse our work with feeling, belief, truth and humanity so that we can all learn to embrace each and every state of being for the beauty that it possesses.
Our hearts and souls and thanks are eternally poured forth for every beautiful soul that has ventured to create with us. Life and art is a journey for all involved from the photographer to the editor to the muse to the viewers.... Thank you for becoming a part of our journey.