Sharing art and photography is a passion for Scott and Dixie Wiley. Scott and Dixie have always spent a major portion of their vacations taking photographs. They recently drove to Virginia Beach to photograph the Tall Ships. The Internet provides a much broader base than simply sharing through the social media. That was the reason for launching http://wileystudio.smugmug.com.
Scott “Doc” Wiley has been illustrating since the age of three. He has always loved to hike in the Shenandoah Mountains and take photos of the splendor of nature. That was why they opened Wiley Studio. They both love to practice and perfect their photographic skills. They have found a way to share their work professionally over the Internet.
Scott retired from the Army, has served as a tank commander and combat correspondent in Viet Nam. Scott also earned a Doctorate in Art Education from Ball State University.
More recently, Scott has served three deployments to Afghanistan. He illustrated a portrait of Patton that hangs in the Army Chief Chaplin’s Office in the Pentagon. It survived the attack of 9/11. Scott…”has a passion for American History and produces detailed realistic ‘etched graphite’ illustrations from historical photographs. Research precedes execution.”
His current projects
include History of Defense Warning/ “As You Were – Life in the Field of the 11th ACRVVC.” He recently illustrated The Woodcutter’s Revival. You can see all the illustrations at: http;//wileystudio.smug.mug.com/.
Dixie combines her photographic skills with their travels and her real estate business. Dixie is “…passionate about building a legacy of treasured memories with family and friends – through travel, vacation home ownership, faith, photography, cooking and more.”
Even though Wiley Studios has only been in existence, a few months, Scott has not shied away from ambitious projects. He has recently completed illustrating The Woodcutter’s Revival for long-time friend and author Jerry Slauter. Scott spent over 360 hours of research, planning and drawing. He also spent several hours writing narratives for each illustration. The efforts are obvious as they are on display at http://wileystudio.smugmug.com/.
The message from visiting Wiley Studio, although implied and not explicit is, “Dream your dreams. Practice your passion - You never where the two will lead you in life.” For inspiration, entertainment or to learn more about the arts or photography and illustration, visit Wiley Studio.