PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY ABOUT ME FACEBOOK BLOG DESTINATIONS EMAIL
B O R N :   30 August 1958, in Ekalaka, Montana.

P R I M A R Y   E D U C A T I O N :   Wishaw, Scotland; Ekalaka and Plentywood, Montana; Montclair, New Jersey.

H I G H   S C H O O L   A N D   E A R L Y   A R T   E D U C A T I O N :   The Putney School, Putney, Vermont.

C O L L E G E :   The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

A R T   E D U C A T I O N :   Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.


HANGING A PHOTOGRAPH ON A WALL IS LIKE INSTALLING A WINDOW THAT OPENS ONTO ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME

When I left Brooklyn for Tucson in October of 1983, I was a painter. I followed that course for 25 years and several hundred paintings. In 2003, I took a small point and shoot camera with me to Costa Rica to record my first trip outside the US other than Canada and the border area of Mexico. I realized I had an affinity for the medium, and in 2005 I bought my first DSLR and began to call myself a painter with a really good camera. I traveled again, this time to Vietnam and Cambodia. On my return, I had my first photo show. Since then I have traveled most of Central America and Mexico, and have visited Peru, Jordan, India, and most of Southeast Asia. Gradually, photography has supplanted painting as my preferred medium of expression. I don't have a bag of lenses for every occasion, and I am still learning how to make full use of all the bells and whistles on my camera. I rarely use Photoshop to alter or crop my images, except when I convert them to black and white. What I do have is a painter's eye for color, design, and composition. I also love to notice the unnoticed, to record the things people overlook, to find the beauty in squalor, the patterns of interest in the mundane, and to find the odd angle from which to capture the familiar. My latest project is the documentation of Tucson's artists creating in their studios. You can find these images on my Facebook page.