Growing up in Philadelphia and living and working overseas, I consider my home the Southwest, living here since the early 90’s. I graduated with a degree in art education, majoring in printmaking with courses in photography. My early photographic experiences included film photography, photographing weddings, and special events.
I currently serve as President of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club (ELCC) since 2017, and in the past as an exhibition judge, and Mentorship chair. My artistic endeavors include several years as an entrepreneur as a studio, gallery, and frame show owner, and graphic designer. I also served as a New Jersey State Fair judge in the art category. Some highlights and notable accomplishments include art published in the book Printmaking in the Sun, exhibiting at Site Santa Fe, and winning various awards. One of the highlights of my early career was curation, restoration, and preservation of historical art of two ten foot calligraphic framed restorations hanging at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia at the Independence Square Historical site.
My passion for mentoring and teaching continues. I love sharing my experience and knowledge of art, photography, and digital darkroom techniques teaching classes, mentoring/coaching one-on-one, and leading photography workshops at both White Sands National Park and the Artistic Image in Albuquerque… and of course, taking lots of photos.
I continue to be inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the southwestern landscape and surrounding areas. I endeavor to capture the beauty of creation in nature, mostly landscapes and flowers, which fuels my inspiration and creativity; communicating it in various forms from realistic to abstract, to creative interpretation using a blend of nature photography and artistic expression.
I usually visualize the finished image before I press the shutter. I try and capture the vision in my minds eye of the scene along with it’s beauty, drama, emotion, light, shape, impact, and feeling. The flow of light across the New Mexico landscape many times adds an etheral look to the image. I think of words when creating the final image and the feeling and emotion I felt at the time I took the image. That’s what I endeavor to convey/show in the limited edition fine art prints.