I’ve been taking photographs nearly my entire life, starting with a box camera as a child. Almost everywhere I look I see beauty in light, shape, and texture, and want to share it with others through my photos. I am currently working mostly with color, but also enjoy black and white photography.
My influences include Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose philosophy of “The Moment” has made a great impression, Man Ray, and Annie Leibovitz.
I have exhibited locally in the Green Belt Gallery, Waukegan’s Art Wauks, Art Windows, Wine Stroll and Dandelion Wine Festivals; the Gallery on Genesee, Lake County Fine Arts Gallery, Lemon Street Gallery, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Warren Township Library, the Lake County Courthouse, the Evanston Biennial, Iron Gallery in Chicago, the Merchandise Mart, and several outdoor festivals. I have also exhibited in Madison and Kenosha, Wisconsin, and have pieces in private collections in New York and Santa Fe.
Last year, I was honored to perform a presentation on representational and abstract photography to the Lake County Art League. In 2010, I made a similar presentation to the Art Institute of Chicago Community Associates.
I live in Waukegan, which has a vibrant arts community, a beautiful harbor and lakefront, and is the source of much inspiration for me.