I started in photography almost forty years ago when I bought my first SLR, a second hand Konica that came with three lenses. I read books, talked to friends, and learned bits and pieces wherever I could. Over the years I have photographed people and landscapes in places like Brazil, Bolivia, Honduras, England, Ireland, Morocco and Spain.
But my photography didn't start to take off until two things happened. First, I finally embraced digital photography after many years of resistance. Second, I retired in the summer of 2015 which gave me much more time to devote to photography. I've been enjoying entering shows around Rhode Island, and I continue to learn whenever and wherever I can.
In August of 2015 I went to South Africa where I was able to go on Safari and photograph lions, elephants and other "big five" animals. And I had a lot of fun with street photography in Johannesburg, Soweto and Durban.
Art League Rhode Island - Member
Conanicut Island Art Association - Member
Mystic Museum of Art - Member
Newport Art Museum - Member
Providence Center for Photographic Arts - Exhibiting Member
South County Art Association - Artist Member
Warwick Museum of Art - Fine Artist Member
Wickford Art Association - Juried Artist Member, Board Member
Judge's Award - Wickford Art Association "Figure it Out" 2018
Best in Show - Art League Rhode Island "Boats, Beaches & Surf" 2017
Honorable Mention - Art League RI "Boats, Beaches & Surf" 2017
Third Prize - South County Art Association Photography Open 2017
First Prize - Conanicut Island Art Assoc. "Images of Jamestown" 2016
Second Prize - Conanicut Island Art Assoc. Photography Open 2016
Honorable Mention - Conanicut Island Art Assoc. "Rocks & Rust" 2016
Honorable Mention - Warwick Center for The Arts 30th Annual Open 2016