Photographic Expressions: Four Views of the World
Paul M. Murray – George Salter – Brian Pernicone – Edward Santos
Four southern Rhode Island artists present their individual views of the world though their cameras.
Join us in welcoming these talented Photograpers and their work.
Hors d’oeuvres served, full servie bar and a wonderful evening is planned.
Paul M. Murray
Photographer and Writer, Jamestown, RI
A Rhode Island native and extensive traveler, Paul is an
internationally recognized color photographer and skilled
journalistic writer. His expression in images, words and
design reflect a blend of his lifelong interests in art,
nature, technology, aviation, urban life and societal
change. Paul is an exceptional photographer who has won many awards in juried shows around the country.
His approach to photography and life is to remain open, trust his instincts and discard labels that are divisive. He uses technology to increase his creative options and productivity but not to replace his vision and responsibility. Among those who have influenced his expression are documentary photographers Dorothea Lange and Helen Levitt, natural light photographer Jay Maisel, painter and photojournalist Librado “Lee” Romero, print-maker and pin-hole photographer Walter “Rusty” Crump, and designer and artist Ken Done. Paul is a firm believer in giving back to the community through his photography and writing, and has donated his skills to community efforts in several states.
Photographer, Narragansett, RI
George’s photography incentive was a planned trip to South Africa where he knew he would have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph African animals in their natural habitat. He spent two years learning all he could about digital photography, igniting his passion for creating photographic images. .
He shoots the ways he sees the world, its light and shadows, lines and shapes, patterns and designs, and the ironies of human existence. He always says there is beauty everywhere if you take the time to see it. Photography is Georges way of sharing what he sees and feels with others.
His shoots include Bolivia, Brazil, Morocco, South Africa, Honduras and Palau. Rhode Island’s places and people offer countless possibilities for any artist and they are included in this Gallery also.
Photographer and Army Veteran, Westerly, RI
A New York City native, Edward is a Retired Combat Veteran exploring and capturing the world through his own form of photography. Featured in both print and online magazines his work is being displayed locally and abroad. Whether it’s a crisp colorful photo of the beach he calls home or an abstract obscure image masking his experience of being a US Solider, all his images are real and represent a tale for all to see.
A Disabled Veteran who has turned to art as a form of therapy, Edward Santos with many others has worked with Veteran Artist to further their therapy through the arts. He has helped produce and curate art exhibitions and sponsorships for Veteran Artist and their families. The exhibitions and sponsorships are vital to Veterans who use art as an outlet in dealing with their PTSD. Everyday 22 Veterans take their lives because they do not have an outlet. Edward Santos continues to provide support that is needed for Veterans to continue the quest as he continues on his own…….