I started making pictures at a young age receiving a camera at age 8. Being a child in a military family and moving every few years I was exposed to a lot of photo ops. It was never my intention to be a photographer, in fact there were years that other obligations took precedence. It really wasn't until after a career in education that I took a more serious approach to what is now my passion. I joined a camera club where I began entering shows at local venues. From there I moved on to taking classes at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine taught by professional photographers many who worked for National Geographic. Next came entering juried shows where I learned the importance of not taking it personally if my work was not always accepted and to keep moving forward.

     My photographic interests are varied. I prefer working in black and white. To me it has more depth and meaning but I do work in color as well, not everything looks good in black and white. No matter what I'm shooting whether it's animals, nature, abandoned buildings or street photography the goal is always the same, to create images that cause the viewers to pause, reflect and react in some way. What is it that draws a viewer to a particular image? Is it the subject itself, a memory or emotion the image evokes or something of a more simplistic nature. It's different for everyone. Hopefully the work speaks for itself.

EXHIBITIONS  

Essex Art Association
Mystic Museum of Art
Slater Memorial Art Museum
Shoreline Art Association
West Hartford Art League
Audubon Society
Spectrum Gallery
CT Association of Fine Art
Hygienic Gallery
CT Draft Horse Rescue
Gallery on the Green
Zahn Gallery
The Space
River Valley Artists

AWARDS  

2019  
CT Draft Horse Rescue- Best in Show, Honorable Mention (2)
Essex Art Association - Closest to Theme

2018 
Essex Art Association- Dock Award, Best Interpretation of Theme
Slater Art Museum - Honorable Mention
CT Draft Horse Rescue - Best in Show, Best Photograph, Honorable Men.
Mystic Museum of Art Photo Show- Second Place

2017
Essex Art Association-Best Photography

2016  
Essex Art Association- All Media, Dock Award, Moore Award

2015  
Essex Art Association- All Media

2014

Photo Connections -First Place
Audubon Society - Third Place
Essex Art Association - All Media

PUBLICATIONS  

Black and White Magazine - Single Image Contest Winner 2017, 2020
B+W Photography Magazine U.K. -Last Frame Award
Ink Magazine- Rescue Horses
Black and White Magazine Portfolio Edition Winner 2015
Still Water Quarterly