Micheal Gurnell has photographed scenic landscape images since his college days at Idaho State University. In 2003 after 20 years of service, Micheal retired from Cook Incorporated as a medical device consultant to pursue his passion, photography.
Micheal's works are prominently displayed in many of the guest rooms and spaces of the French Lick Resort Properties in French Lick, Indiana, in Health Care Facilities as Healing Art Images, and in many corporate and private spaces. Corporate accounts for GURNELL IMAGES include, but are not limited to: Methodist Hospital, Cook BioTech, Kemper CPA Group, Community Hospital Imaging North, Cook Incorporated, State Farm Insurance, Cook Pharmica, Mezzetta Construction, and McDonald"s Restaurant.
In June of 2007, during the early stage of construction of the new Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, Micheal was introduced to Pete Dye by Chris Lutzke. Little did he know that this meeting would be the beginning of a photographic project beyond his imagination. With a hand shake, and a gentleman's agreement, Micheal was given the opportunity to work with the "most prominent golf course designer of our day." As a Scenic Landscape Photographer, he has compiled a unique collection of before, during, and after images of The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort. Mr. Dye considers this course to be the "best inland course that he has worked on." The Pete Dye Course opened in April, 2009. In December of 2009, Golf Digest honored "The Course" by selecting it as the "Best New Public Course" in the Country. It is the Host Site for The 2010 PGA PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
ARTIST STATEMENT - "It is a wonderful feeling to watch the earth live, to feel its senses, and to anticipate its moods. Every moment in time is a new beginning as the elements work their wonder interacting with each other to create constant change. The camera allows me to freeze an instant in time. There are times when I see such beauty, that I wish others could see through my eyes. My ultimate exposure is to share the vision. The power of vision has the ability to heal the soul, and soften the heart."
Micheal has produced stunning images of American Landscapes, and parts of Africa. He strives to provide images with such realism that you feel a sense of being there, or perhaps they will create a desire to travel there.
THE GURNELL GALLERY in the Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis is a showcase for Micheal's art. His photographs are the perfect gift for anyone, nature or art lover. The address for the gallery is 8701 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
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