The recipient of the 2020 Healing Power of Art excellence award from Manhattan Art International, New York, New York City, Dennis offers unique landscapes and natural world abstracts that capture the beauty and spirit of nature.
Dennis's fine art has been included in solo and group gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally, and also in books, magazines, and multimedia worldwide including NOVA, PBS, National Geographic, Canon U.S.A., Portfolio Magazine Florida, and Blue Planet. His beautiful artwork is found in commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally. Dennis Sabo Photography was rated Best of Houzz in 2020 in client satisfaction, the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community.
Dennis is considered to be a master at transforming an image into something the viewer can connect with emotionally. His painterly and emotionally charged photographs are reminiscent of the best works of art by the legendary Impressionists while capturing light and its effect on the landscape with a contemporary vibrancy and energy. Color and Light while at the fore front of his photography is not his only conscious art play. Most of his nature imagery is a microcosm of a subject so that collectors can emotionally relate to the artwork regardless where they live.
The urban environment allows me a wide birth for my photography. As a pedestrian walking the streets, I love the challenge of seeking images that can visually tell a unique narrative of a city’s heart and soul. Everyday life, which can appear mundane, can also be engaging, amusing, and edifying. A city’s energy and randomness of its people, its diverse culture, aesthetics and design all work together to create a visual story of a place and time. In my travels and at home, I love to wander like a stray dog, knowing that something new is waiting to be discovered around every corner, in every city.
Within every city block there are windows with unique reflections. Created within their layered imagery is a surrealism that lies beneath the surface. A double exposure illusion where the reflection becomes the reality, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears to be. These portrayals shake up our visual muscles allowing us to see the unusual in the usual. I am drawn to reflection and juxtaposition. Since childhood, I’ve had a penchant for mysteries and puzzles. Often in my work, I will patiently wait for a passerby to merge into the reflection. Each hidden component adds a touch of mystery that only becomes apparent to those that take the time to look more deeply.
Professional Photographers of East Tennessee
Arts & Culture Alliance
League of Scruffy Photographers
To me photography is about connecting with nature and sharing all that it has to offer through the images it allows me to create. Like so many other people I have always been drawn to the Smoky Mountains. Even as a child I was moved by their natural beauty, unique landscape and incredible biodiversity. Now that these mountains are my home, I have come to understand and appreciate them even more. They continue to inspire me season after season – year after year.My hope is that the images and information I share will encourage you to take the time to visit new places and gain a better understanding of nature. I hope you will begin to look a little closer and make a connection with the natural world around you. And that you will be inspired to create more photographs to share with and inspirit others.I hope the understanding and connection you make with nature will lead to an awareness of your responsibility to protect our environment. And that you along with the others you have inspired will take part in the conservation of our planets natural habitats.
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With a background in photojournalism, Synthia Clark is an award-winning photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee with a focus towards what she calls “the little things.” To Synthia, these are the obscure, usually unnoticed details all around us. When she isn’t working at the University of Tennessee, she displays her work in various outlets and enters photo competitions. From tree bark in her hometown of Rockwood, Tennessee to faded graffiti in the alleys of Bergen, Norway, Synthia has traveled to parts of the world photographing the minute details she has a passion for.
For me, the creative process of Art is the place where soul meets body. I’m constantly looking for and finding Art in the changing environments of daily life. There are a lot of subjects I enjoy painting including still lifes, nature, and portraits, but I am particularly drawn to older man-made structures…signs, commercial buildings, houses, barns, doors and windows and other structural or graphic details...remnants of times gone by. Some of them literally take my breath away and those are the ones I paint. I love the kitsch and character and craftsmanship of these relics and enjoy giving them new life on canvas.
Terri Swaggerty was a sidewalk portrait artist at the World’s Fair, Expo ’82. She then became self employed as a professional retouch artist (pre computer era), specializing in photo restoration and hand coloring. She received state and national awards as well as the Tennessee Artisan Degree from the TPPA in 1998. She fell naturally into wedding and portrait photography and soon received 1st place awards in both Wedding and Portrait categories from the TPPA. Terri still works part time as a Wedding and Portrait photographer. She also shoots Fine Art Photography.
Her career had left little time for painting but in 2013 she decided to pursue a lifelong dream to immerse herself in Art and develop her painting skills. She began studying with local artists including Seth Haverkamp. Kathie Odom, and Connie Gaertner. Terri has shown locally at TVUUC, The Tomato Head Restaurant, and Artemis Gallery in Apalachicola Florida.
She was awarded a Jurors Choice Award in Allscapes Knoxville 2016.