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Cazenovia Artisans welcome Tom Dwyer

Fine art nature photographer Tom Dwyer was welcomed recently by Cazenovia Artisans.

An award-winning nature photographer from nearby Marietta, Dwyer's photography includes a broad range of subjects ranging from Alaska to Florida, broad landscapes to floral close-ups and macro to abstract, both in color and in black and white.

"While some form of photography has been part of my life since my early days in the United States Air Force in the '60's," said Dwyer. "It wasn't until I received a gift subscription to Outdoor Photographer magazine in 2000 that my interest in outdoor photography really began to grow."

Dwyer's images at Cazenovia Artisans is presented in traditional framed and unframed prints, printed on canvas, and mounted on glass. Visitors will also find a good selection of his images presented as notecards.

Seldom without his camera, most of Dwyer's images are developed close to home in Central and Upstate New York; the Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions in particular. However, in recent years he has traveled to some prime photography locations such as the coast of Maine, southeast Alaska, the central coast of California, Arizona, Vermont, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Florida.

As enjoyable as these locales are to photograph, Dwyer noted that "It is always nice to get back home and to recognize the beauty in our own backyard," This has become a recurring theme in his photography and in presentations he makes to camera clubs and local civic groups. "Often people viewing my images at a show or in a gallery, comment on how lucky I am to get to travel to so many interesting places. Indeed, that's true. I point out, however, that probably 85 percent of the images they're looking at were taken within a couple-hour drive of where they're standing."

Dwyer's images may viewed daily at Cazenovia Artisans, 39 Albany St., Cazenovia. They may also be viewed on his website, TomDwyerPhoto.com. He welcomes all comments on his blog as well, at blog.TomDwyerPhoto.com.

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