Though a Connecticut-based portrait and university photographer for many years, I'm drawn to the natural world and landscapes in my personal projects, almost as a meditation. Three sets of distinct elements shape our experience of landscape, whether wilderness or cultivated spaces —light and color, form and texture, and pattern and lines. The different combinations of these elements create a wide spectrum of moods, from tension, chaos, and entropy, to calm, control, and order.

Highlights ~ Projects and Exhibits

  • Women in Black: The Changing Face of the Connecticut Judiciary, exhibits in 2007 and 2018, Hartford State Capitol. Sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation, this two-part series features a total of 118 portraits of the women judges of Connecticut. The portraits are now on permanent display at the University of Connecticut Law School (Starr Reading Room) and Quinnipiac University Law School.
  • Images 2020, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford, Connecticut. First Honors. Jurors: Sean Kernan, Jessica Roscio, and Ron Rosenstock.
  • SHOTS Magazine, The Quarterly Journal of Black & White Photography, No. 145, Fall 2019 : THE JOURNEY, End of the Line, Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, pages 20-21. 
  • Prizewinners' Exhibit (two-person show), 2009, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven. One of two grand-prize winners of the national juried competition for all media (Jacqueline Serwer, Chief Curator, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., juror), Close to Home, at Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven. 
  • Solo exhibits: Atticus Books, New Haven, Connecticut (2017), the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, New Haven, Connecticut (2011), the Orange Public Library, Orange, Connecticut (2008), and the Loudoun County Library, Leesburg, Virginia (2006).
  • Awards in juried exhibits: Images 2020, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford, Connecticut (First Honors); Images 2019, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford, Connecticut (Honorable Mention); Close to Home (Grand-Prize Winner), 2005, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven;  Photography 2004, ArtSpace, Hartford (Honorable Mention); Photography 2002, Artworks Gallery, Hartford (Juror's Award); Photography 2001, Gallery on the Green, Canton, Connecticut (Second Place).
  • UPAA Awards: Numerous monthly and annual awards from the University Photographers' Association of America.
  • Little League, Big Dreams (Sourcebooks, Inc. 2006): More than 100 photographs (color and black and white) appeared in the book by Charles Euchner, a study of the Little League World Series and the changing dynamic of youth sports in America.  

  • Education: Vassar College (B.A. in history/Victorian Studies); William and Mary Law School (J.D.); various workshops at the International Center for Photography with Andrea Modica, Bobbi Lane, and Andrew French; and independent study in photography at the University of Hartford College of Art with Ellen Carey.

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