About

Artist Statement


Don_Fleet
I was inspired to start taking pictures 20 years ago when a professional photographer friend gave me a print that he had done. The quality of the print was truly stunning — for days I looked at it and wondered if I could create something similar.

A few weeks later I purchased my first camera. Immediately I sought out local camera clinics and workshops, and studied everything I could about my camera. I began studying photo editing software and become a self-taught photographer.

After several years I discovered the Cape Cod Art Association Camera Club.  The membership enabled me to improve my technical skills, develop an understanding of composition and post processing, and develop friendships with people who would help each other develop as photographers. It enabled me to become a Juried Photographer with CCAA, Falmouth Art Guild, and Plymouth Art Guild.

For the last several years I have been investigating the beauty and unpredictability of night photography.

Distinctions

  • Best in Show Photograph, “Colors,” Cape Cod Art Association, 2016
  • Juried Artist in Photography with the Cape Cod Art Association since 2013
  • Master Photographer with the Cape Cod Art Association Camera Club since 2013

Exhibits and Shows

2017

  • Solo Exhibit, “Cape Cod: Where Land Meets Sea” at Cape Cod Co-operative Bank, Sandwich
  • Solo Exhibit, “Colors of the Night,” Mashpee Public Library
  • “The Fine Art of Photography” juried show at Plymouth Center for the Arts
  • “All New England” juried show, Cape Cod Art Association
  • Photography exhibitor, Arts Alive Festival, Falmouth
  • Photography exhibitor, Fisherman’s View restaurant, Sandwich
  • Photography exhibitor, Harwich Cranberry Festival
  • Photography exhibitor, CraftFest Cotuit
  • Photography exhibitor, Yarmouth Seaside Festival
  • Photography exhibitor, SandwichFest Art Festival

2016

  • Photography exhibitor, Arts Alive Festival, Falmouth
  • Photography exhibitor, Fisherman’s View restaurant, Sandwich
  • Photography exhibitor, SandwichFest Art Festival

2015

  • “For the Love of Light,” Cape Cod Art Association – Received Honorable Mention

2014

  • Solo Exhibit, “Colors of the Night,” Mashpee Public Library
  • “Russell Gallery” at the Plymouth Center for the Arts
  • “Boston at Night” at 28 Bank Studio (with 3 other night photographers)
  • Falmouth Art Guild Photography Show
  • Falmouth Art Guild “All Media Show” — Received the “Jurors Choice Award”
  • Plymouth Artists Guild “Photograph Exhibit”
  • “All New England,” Cape Cod Art Association
  • “Cape Cod Exhibit,” Cape Cod Art Association

2013

  • “All New England,” Cape Cod Art Association
  • “National,” Cape Cod Art Association
  • “All Cape Cod,” Cape Cod Art Association
  • Falmouth Art Guild Photography Show