Artist StatementAlways having a camera handy is a lesson that I learned early on in my quest for making photographic art. Opportunities present themselves when you least expect them: rays will stream down from the clouds; a great blue heron will land on the pilings in front of you; acres of blooming sunflowers are just around the bend on the back road you’re traveling. Having a camera ready to capture the unexpected moments is the first step in making a great photograph. I seek out strong compositions, different perspectives, and unusual details in the subjects I am shooting. I love reflections, shadows, texture, color, and tones. Old barns, rustic farm scenes, and vintage autos are favorite subjects. Setting up, lighting, and photographing still life groupings is something I love to do when the weather keeps me indoors. There is still so much for me to learn about photography, and I love exploring it all. Recently, I have tried my hand at new techniques which create a very painterly look with my images. Photography is an art that provides new learning opportunities every day. For a lifelong learner like me, it is the perfect medium to keep me challenged and growing in my art.
I'm a photographer who loves teaching those new to this exciting art how to have as much fun with it as I do! I specialize in teaching, but light painting, digital painting, and creating fine art landscapes and nature prints are also what I do. A particularly favorite subject of mine is historic districts in Maryland. I walked nearly every one of them when I did a daily photo walk. I'm ready and willing to speak to photography clubs, civic groups, and arts groups about what I do.