Images . Words
I'm a Wisconsin native who has been a writer and artist as long as I can recall. With the intention of keeping art my love and not my profession, I pursued a career that focused on my writing and editing skills, and worked for corporate clients in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut after attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After leaving the corporate world in the 1990s, I moved to North Carolina's Outer Banks, a narrow strip of barrier islands where tide charts and shifting sands take precedence over pretense and wearing shoes. Our lives here are unapologetically intertwined with nature, and I hope that my art, photography and writing reflect this state of being. Living on an island is oh-so-differently seductive than existing anywhere else. Soon after moving here, I started Outer Banks Press, a selectively small publishing company that in part produces distinctive bespoke books of literary, artistic and photographic merit. Outer Banks Press additionally sponsors public art projects, with the goal of further promoting the arts and protecting our natural resources while celebrating life on these barrier islands.
I write to make sense of life, and I create art and experiment with photographs to share my own vision with others. For now, this site will give you a glimpse of my imagery, although I may later share some of my written words. For me, art and life are inseparable. Art is evident in everything that I do, whether it be in cooking, playing music, designing books, arranging flowers or organizing my cupboards.
Although I'm primarily an illustrator and painter, I began experimenting with photography in 2007 while helping to design the interior of LuLu's Restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. The resulting pictures are what I call "artography," the artful manipulation of digital images presented as fine art photos.
If you have any questions or comments, please call me or fire off an e-mail. Artography is available for purchase as giclees on fine art canvas, or as photographic prints, produced with archival inks on superior quality Fuji Pearl, a silver halide luminescent paper. I am available on a limited basis for workshops, speaking engagements and commissioned work.