artist’s statement

Creating fine art photography since 1975, my catalog titled “Travels: The First 30 Years” is comprised of several themes including portraits of nature, landscapes and abstract images. These photographs were taken during travels in the US and Europe. I consider my current phase as transitional, featuring more focused bodies of work including “Death Valley, the 100 year bloom,” “Vegas” and my ongoing “Zoom” series. I am an active member and Director of Programs for the Ken Caryl Art Guild.

I have worked in many fields over the years including commercial photography. My experiences in desktop publishing, graphic arts, multimedia production, video production, technical illustration and business management have all strengthened my photographic skills. My previous careers often involved travel, including a three-year stay in Italy, which provided photographic opportunities. I am currently a commercial photographer for Gambro BCT, a medical device manufacturing company.

In 2005 I decided to take a serious look at showing my fine art photography to a wider audience. At the same time I started scanning my archives of negatives and positives to convert them to my digital darkroom process. This was an excellent exercise that let me reflect on my past work, evaluate my personal style and build an inventory of prints for sale. Also in this year, I completed a certification in Photo Digital Imaging online at the Academy of Art University and attended photography seminars at PhotoPlus Expo.

Recently I have been showing my work at small art fairs and Ken Caryl Art Guild exhibits. My first solo show will be at GJ’s Frame Gallery in Littleton, Colorado during November and December. I was accepted to show at the Bacchus Art Show at the Belmar Center in Lakewood on November 4 from 6pm to 9pm.

I am currently working on developing new bodies of work based on my previous works, dynamic symmetry and my view of the world.