I have been a Connecticut-based professional portrait and fine art photographer for almost twenty years. For the last five years, I have been exploring the elements of landscapes. I began by combining the most basic elements of photography, art, architecture and planning and applying those concepts to our understanding of how we respond to the natural world, both the sublime wilderness and the cultivated landscape. Three sets of distinct elements emerge that are fundamental to our experience of landscape—light, color, and texture; form and shape; 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: Sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation, this two-part series features a total of 118 portraits of the women judges of Connecticut. Originally shown at the State Capitol in 2007 and 2018, the portraits are now displayed at the University of Connecticut Law School (Starr Reading Room) and Quinnipiac University Law School. 
  • Close to Home: One of two grand-prize winners of the national juried exhibit (Jacqueline Serwer, juror) at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, resulting in a two-person exhibit at the gallery in 2009. 
  • Solo exhibits: Atticus Books in New Haven, Connecticut (2017), the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts in New Haven, Connecticut (2011), the Orange Public Library in Orange, Connecticut (2008), and the Loudoun County Library in Leesburg, Virginia (2006).
  • Awards in juried exhibits: ArtSpace in Hartford (Second Place);  Gallery on the Green in Canton, Connecticut (honorable mention); and Images 2019, Guilford, Connecticut (honorable mention).
  • 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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