A native of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, I relocated to the Monterey Peninsula in 1977. I believe that I inherited my passion for image making and urge to travel from my parents. Dad was a radiologist who loved photography and Mom traveled the world extensively. I have been a long-time resident of the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and have been exploring fine art photography as a member of Image Makers Monterey photography group and member/docent/volunteer of The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel.
I came to California by myself to visit friends in the Bay Area and Pacific Grove. I realized that having grown up listening to the Beach Boys and watching TV shows such as Gidget and Beach Party with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, I’d dreamed of California life since I was a young teen. When I came to visit, the natural beauty of the Central Coast was too much to resist!
My photographs are largely a collection of travels to Egypt, Southeast Asia, Japan, Michigan and California. Local photographic influences include Monterey County Herald newspaper photographers and many incredible local fine art photographers. Their direct support, teachings and examples of what makes a fine art photograph, has been remarkable and an outstanding gift.
I am honored to have my art included in many private collections and shown in various exhibits in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Vermont and Washington State.