When I graduated from college with a BA in English, I wanted to be a writer. Someone gave me a Nikon camera, and I have been a visual artist ever since.
I am an interdisciplinary artist with a core practice in photography.
Through years of practice, I have learned to see in abstract compositions of light and form. I photograph because it helps me notice things I otherwise would not. I am also intrigued by the singular ability of a photograph to record a moment in time, to abstract that moment into a surrealistic object, and to preserve it for history.
I have won seven international awards, including the Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards Nominee Title– twice, the Prix de la Photographie Paris 2008 Honorable Mention Award for my portfolio, and the Black and White Spider Awards Nominee Title - three times. In addition to publishing two books, my photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections including the Mint Museum of Art, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
I am an Affiliate Artist of McColl Center for Visual Art, and was in residence there from April 2012 through March 2013. During that time I produced (among other projects) a solo show of my images from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which I photographed in March 2012. The exhibit was in the form of an installation, with the walls painted in the styles and colors of Mexico, and with a train of thought in text running through its entirety.
Since earning an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art in 2015, filmmaking, experimental video, creative and critical writing, installation art, and still photography, particularly in combination with other media, have been my foci.
I have been a self-employed photographer, specializing in architecture, public art and fine art, in Charlotte, NC since 1981. I am a North Carolina native.