Art Inspired by Nature – Bill Dwight Introducing the Poet with an iPhone… and ‘The Gardener’s Eden’ radio debut!

October 16th, 2009 § 2

Bill Dwight Autumn Rhapsody in Blue

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Whew, it’s been busy around here lately! ‘Art Inspired by Nature was a bit delayed this week by a rush to get things planted, mulched and finished up in my various garden projects before today’s snow began to fly. Plus, I have some exciting things going on, and some news to share with you. Recently, I was invited to read from The Gardener’s Eden on WHMP Radio, (Serving the Pioneer Valley and Northampton/Amherst five college area in Massachusetts), as part of their new program called ‘Valley Blogs‘. Over the past few weeks WHMP/WRSI, radio host, show producer and engineer extraordinaire, Jaz Tupelo welcomed me into her studio and graciously guided me through my first recording sessions. In spite of my knocking knees and chattering teeth, Jaz miraculously collected enough coherent words to string together a series of audio vignettes from this blog. These blog-clips have been running on the air at WHMP for a couple of weeks now. Soon there will be a link here on the site where you, dear readers, may download selected podcasts of my horticulturally- obsessed ramblings – ‘Art Inspired by Nature‘, so to speak, on the airwaves.

My friendship with Jaz Tupelo, and the debut of The Gardener’s Eden audio-posts on ‘Valley Blogs‘ at WHMP Radio, has connected me to many wonderful new things – one of the most delightful of them being my new friend Bill Dwight. You know how, sometimes when you meet someone, you immediately feel as if you have known them forever? For me, Bill Dwight is one of those people. I am sure many others feel this way about Bill – he’s just that kind of guy. My fondness for Bill actually began before I met him, when I saw some of the stunning photographic images he regularly posts on his Facebook profile. I was immediately smitten with his work. Looking at these spontaneous, gloriously beautiful images was one of those ‘Ah-Ha‘ moments for me. Although I am a painter, I think my work has much in common with Bill’s. I mentioned this perceived simpatico-vision, and my admiration of Bill’s photographs to my friend Jaz Tupelo, producer and “official side kick” of ‘The Bill Dwight Show’ on WHMP radio. After being introduced to Bill,(and his lovely wife Lida), he and I formed something of an artistic-mutual-admiration- society. Not long ago, Bill began using an iPhone photo-ap to capture the world as he sees it on the fly. His Facebook posts have become a virtual electronic art exhibit/visual online journal – and I am a complete groupie. In fact, I could go on and on here; paragraph upon paragraph, talking about Bill and his photos. But I think it is best to sum it up in one sentence: Bill is, quite simply, a poet with an iPhone. I love the way sees our world…

Bill Dwight Autumn Leaf Abstraction

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight leaves in blue

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight, blurred vertical

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight Blurred Autumn

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight Raindrops on Horizontal grass

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight Autumn Leaves and Metal

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight - leaf and raindrops

Photograph © 2009 Bill Dwight

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The Bill Dwight Show on WHMP radio FM 96.9  AM 1400/1240 Northampton/Amherst Massachusetts

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All photographs featured in this post are the copyrighted property of Bill Dwight, and they may not be used or reproduced without his express permission.

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