My interest in photography began with the study of nature. The beauty, grandeur, and complexity of life on this planet are my subjects. From the grand vistas of the Rocky Mountains to the rocky coastline of Maine, I have been enthralled by the majesty of nature. But I am as captivated by a small detail as I am by a sweeping landscape. Indeed, you may see in some of my images an interest in exploring the patterns nature makes in an abstract way, from a close-up of the bark of a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree in south Florida, to a reflection of the Everett Covered Bridge and autumn leaves in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

          But my love for photography extends also to humanity and what it has created. In addition to traveling the United States, I have spent time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East—including China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, Yemen and Dubai. On these journeys I aim to capture the essence of a place, which can occur in the smile of a novice monk on the Tibetan Plateau; or in the art and architecture of an ancient civilization, such as when the Cambodian jungle overtakes the Angkor complex, or when the sun warms the top of a 400-year old “skyscraper” in Sana’a, Yemen.

          My most recent body of work comes from Havana, Cuba. Exploring the colors, textures, and unique perspectives of the city's streets, architecture, classic American cars, and expressive faces of the warm people I encountered was an illuminating study in image-making. I also have new photographs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in its fall splendor, as well as new images from Hocking Hills' craggy rocks and twisted tree roots. It’s the magic of “writing with light” that I continue to explore. 

MY 2018 FINE ART FAIR SHOW SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

April 20 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio

May 19-20 Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, Ohio

June 2-3 Maple and Main Art Fair, Sylvania, Ohio

June 9-10 Art by the Falls, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 

June 15-16 Grove City Wine and Art Festival, Grove City Town Center, Ohio

June 22-24 Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Ohio

July 13-15 Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

July 21  Willoughby Arts Festival, Willoughby, Ohio

July 28-29 Akron Hardesty Park Arts Festival, Akron, Ohio

August 4  Lakewood Arts Festival, Lakewood, Ohio

August 5 Chardon Arts Festival, Chardon, Ohio

August 18-19 Flats Festival of the Arts, Flats East Bank, Cleveland, Ohio

August 25-26 Hudson Art on the Green, Hudson, Ohio

September 3  Upper Arlington Arts Festival, Columbus, Ohio

September 9 Berea Arts Fest, Berea, Ohio