I photograph through an environmental awareness lens to promote good stewardship. Testing the boundaries of abstraction and recognition. Leveraging the impact of scale and space. Striving to provide something unique and evocative for viewers to relive in their own way.
I’m an Ohio native and current Virginia resident. I received a BFA from Kent State University School of Visual Communication and Design. My photography exploration is influenced by years of creating stories in the world of brand advertising and working along side of top photographers as an art director, creative director and educator. Training that inspires me to approach my art openly but with a purpose.
My work has been in exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Capital One in Chesapeake, VA, BOJUart gallery exhibits in Virginia Beach and Richmond, and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and is part of numerous personal and corporate permanent collections.
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Capturing and preserving moments is at the core of my work, using it to support our world through donations of time, money, and limited edition prints to charities and auctions for non-profit fundraising is a responsibility I carry. Below is a selection of organizations helped over the years:
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Ignite RPS (Empowering Richmond City Public School Teachers)
A Thousand Tales
About this image: I was fortunate to find this opportunity during an exploration of the eastern shore in Virginia. This is a part of our coastline that has limited access and is made up of countless islands and channels that change with the tides. I was drawn to this image first by sound. I wouldn’t have noticed these expansive schools of small fish rhythmically swimming this remote channel, if not for the sound of the surface exploding with activity as they danced across the surface over and over in a repetitive sequence.
Once I made the print, it made perfect sense to finish coat the piece with a resin finish to capture the feel of the channel water. A simple frame and glass would be another option to capture a similar affect.
A Thousand Tales, 2019
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
40 x 60 x 2.5 inches, image
Shown, A Thousand Tales, 40 x 60 inches, archival pigment print, mounted on wood box panel, resin finish
A Thousand Tales