I am a fine art black and white landscape photographer and have built my own darkroom in my home basement. I am currently producing work with which I feel a connection and which offers freedom of expression. I tell people I am largely self-taught and a slow learner, as I continue to hone my skills and creative eye as my work evolves. Early influencers were icons such as Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, John Sexton and the color greats Elliot Porter and David Muench. Each contributed in some way to my creative development.
Selections of my work exist in private and corporate collections. In 2016 the National Park Service highlighted my work as part of their centennial celebration and now have several large prints of my work on display in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Visitor Center. I am a contributing author to Visual Wilderness and recently received recognition in Black and White Magazine, Monovision Awards, Black Box Galleries, and NOIR Black and White Magazine.
I am actively involved in various affiliations and community organizations, including service as a docent volunteer and docent trainer, at the prestigious Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where I have shared my love for art and culture with others for the past 13 years. Additionally, I am a valued board member of Lee’s Summit Creates, contributing to the growth and development of the local arts scene. I have been actively participating in the Parade of Hearts as a committee member from 2022 to 2024. My past role as Chairperson of the Lee’s Summit Arts Council showcases my commitment to fostering artistic endeavors in the community.