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About Paul Licce

   

 

     I was born and raised in Texas and in my late teens I began spending more and more time outdoors, mostly wandering up and down the Navasota River.  I grew to feel deeply connected to nature and that connection continues to provide for me a sense of belonging in a world that is full of mystery and hope.  My aim as a nature photographer is to capture and share images that remind us of the beauty and peace that we can find right outside our front door.

     I fully embrace the idea of taking “artistic license” and often use digital software to enhance and manipulate a photograph.  When I am in the moment, taking the photograph, I pay attention to how the scene makes me feel.  Conveying that feeling becomes my goal for producing the final image.  Digital editing, an art in itself, allows me to create my own personal version of what the camera has captured.

     For many years my photographs sat in boxes on a closet shelf or stored on several hard drives.  In 2013 I shared some of my photographs with a visual artist and she encouraged me to step out and show my work - and so I did.  I am grateful for her encouragement and these days I am pleased and excited to share the images that catch my attention and find their way through the lens of my camera. 

 

     I moved to Bastrop just as the Lost Pines Art League was breaking ground to build the Lost Pines Art Center - a fantastic facility - which opened in December 2017 -  

http://www.lostpinesartcenter.org/   I am a member of the League and have some of my photographs for sale in the gallery there - come visit!

“There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.”  Calvin Coolidge