I entered college late in life, but upon taking the art requisite, I fell in love with the language of photography. In 2000, I graduated from CSU Sacramento with a BA in Studio Arts. I am privileged to have studied photographic art under Jim Ginney and Roger Vail.
My subjects are varied and reflect my interest in the glories of smaller, intimate scenes. The tools of the medium, as I practice it, include film, a flatbed scanner, and digital images. I’ve left the traditional darkroom behind in favor of the light of the computer screen. All images are printed using archival pigment inks on archival photographic papers.
Traveling the world with my camera has occupied much of my time since I retired in 2004. As a result, I have lived in the Republic of Georgia, Egypt, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, and Kyrgyzstan. My travels have taken me to all 7 continents but so far less than half of the 195 countries in the world. My passion is learning about other cultures and capturing with photographs unique views and the stories of how people live.
1998 California Works, California State FairCurrent/Upcoming Exhibitions:
1999 Common Ground - Alternative Processes in Photography, UC Davis
1999 California Works, California State Fair
2002 Visual Edge 2002, Photography’s Full Circle; The Pinhole Perspective,Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento
2007 An Enduring View (a solo exhibition) Camera Arts, Sacramento
2009 California Works, California State Fair
2011 Black, White, and Shades Between - Space 15, Sacramento
2011 California Works, California State Fair
2014 Twelve: Photoshopped!, a juried show at Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2015 Les Graffiti De La Libertè, book by Vincent Euverte includes several of my 2012 photographs of Cairo’s “Revolution Graffiti”
2016 Animal House, a juried show at Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento
2016 Such Great Heights—The Art of Endurance, a juried show at El Dorado Arts Council, Placerville
2016 Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Juror's Award in Group Show "Chaos"
2016 California Fine Arts Exhibit, California State Fair
2016 Magnum Opus XXVII International Juried Art Exhibit Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
2016 50th Annual National Mother Lode Exhibition, Placerville, CA
2016 "On Democracy" Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography Portland, OR
2016 "Visions" Photography Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center,Sacramento, CA
2016 National Juried Photography Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
2016 Twelve: About Time, a juried show at Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2017 Animal House, a juried show at Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
2017 California Fine Arts Exhibit, California State Fair
2017 Magnum Opus XXVII International Juried Art Exhibit Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
2017 51st Annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition, Placerville, CA
2017 "Visions" Photography Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
Viewpoint Photographic Gallery, Twelve: "Balance" Exhibition December 6, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Seeker, 14141 River Road, Walnut Grove, California 95690
Portfolio drawer at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J Street, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95811-3124.
Thank you for taking this journey of discovery with me.