I grew up in rural Tennessee, on a farm, surrounded by nature. I have been involved with photography most of my life. As a high school student, I set up a darkroom, developed, and printed pictures from my first 35mm film camera. Later in college, I majored in art and my career was as an art teacher of middle school students in Nashville, TN for thirty one years.
In addition to my experiences as a teacher, I worked in a photo lab learning the technical processes behind producing a professionally printed image. Although film has given way to digital images, the same principles determine the quality of a print. My images combine the elements of both art and photography.
After retiring from teaching I began refining my photographic skills and insights. At that time, digital imaging was replacing film in photography. I studied Photoshop at a local community college and attended many lectures and training sessions. As a member of the Brentwood Photography Group I was mentored and encouraged by many seasoned photographers.
My pictures have won numerous ribbons at local venues including the Williamson County and Tennessee State Fair. One of my images won best of the fair in its category. I have exhibited in galleries in Nashville, TN, Columbia, TN, Clarksville, TN, and in a juried show at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville plus various small retail venues. I am now concentrating on images from realistic pictures that I turn into non objective designs that are printed on acrylic.