Art can be used to explore things we don't understand, such as life, death and the human condition, chaos and beauty. I use the camera to help me understand my relationship/experience with these things.
In recent years I have realized that the creative process is important to me for my well-being ...and so after many years I decided to start working again with my camera.
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta
Central Washington State, Ellensburg, Washington: Completed first photography class
Banff Centre/ School of Fine Arts, Banff, AB:
Two-year Visual Communications Diploma (on Scholarship)
“Banff Centre Purchase Award” - Six-week Summer Photography Session
Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr School of Art): 1 year Sculpture Program
Vancouver International Wood Sculpture Symposium - Apprenticeship
Canada Council Grant for photography, 1975
Columbia Basin Trust - Major Grant for photography, 2015
Copper Point Resort, Invermere, B.C.
Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC Group shows summer of 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016
"Wings over the Rockies" a themed show Spring 2010
Canmore Artist Guild (CAG), Canmore, AB: 2013 Group show honouring the opening of their new gallery
Harmon Gallery, Banff, AB – a joint exhibit with Carole Harmon in conjunction with Exposure 2010, a Banff/Calgary Photography Festival, February 2010
Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild (CAAG), Canmore, AB:
“Images of the Vancouver Taxi Scene” – photographs by James McElroy and
“Energy in Color” - Watercolours by Carol Gordon; June 1981
“Dangling Conversations” – images transformed in watercolour, wood & silver;
James McElroy and Carol Gordon, June 1982
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – Solo Photography exhibit, 1976
The Burn – images from the Kootenay National Park Burn
My Meadow – the meadow just outside my front door, rural area, Invermere, BC
The Grandfather Series - images of rock formations on the coastline of Galiano Island, B.C.
The Taxi Series – night shift East End Vancouver, BC - not posted yet