About the Artist

Barry Kaplan

I have done jewelry work, stained glass work, and have been an avid photographer for approximately 40 years. In May of 1995, I departed from my engineering and educational background to participate in the art show and gallery market.

I made photography my vocation, and began to market my original fine art photography. However, I did retain an aspect of my love of teaching by instructing mat cutting, framing and photography on a one-to-one or small group basis.

As a child, I had to have anything that would fly and was fascinated by the sky and clouds. I progressed from constructing paper planes to kites to radio-controlled model airplanes. At age 21 I became a pilot and eventually an air traffic controller. This theme has carried through in my passion for nature, where I continue to have a special affinity for the sky and clouds. Hence, much of my subject relates to that feeling and is oftentimes integrated into the scenery, nature, earthscapes and landscapes that I capture on film. My theme is the Natural Beauty and Intrigue of the Earth.

My photographs are custom printed, professionally mounted and personally hand-signed by me. They range in size from 4x6 to 30x45, and I present them as matted, matted and framed, or in photo-art card form.

In addition, select images larger than 11x17 are hand-signed and numbered limited editions. Their smaller counterparts are also available in open editions.

I have participated in art shows here in Colorado, the West and nationwide as well.

Some of the art shows in which I have participated in the past include the Scottsdale Fine Arts Show in Scottsdale, Az; the La Quinta Arts Festival near Palm Springs, CA; the Southlake Art in the Square near Dallas, TX; the Keystone Arts Festival in Keystone, CO (First Place for Photography in 2002); the Estes Park Arts Festival in Estes Park, CO; the Arvada Center for the Arts show in Denver, the Town Art Show in Leawood, KS; the Alpine Art Affair in Winterpark, CO; the Art Fair at Laumeier in St. Louis, MO.; the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina, KS ; and the Commonwheel Arts Festival in Manitou Springs, CO.

Since 2006, I have taken a sabbatical from doing my own art shows, and have teamed up with my wife, Micheline Brierre, in showing her artwork at shows.

I do continue to shoot, though; being a photographer is innate to my being. So I continue to capture Nature in all her many facets, along with freelance endeavors and custom orders.

Thank you for taking your time to read my bio!