Experience

After graduating from Purdue University witha Metallurgical Engineering degree, spending three and a half years as a Line Officer in the U.S. Navy, and thirty plus years in the General Insurance Agency business, a life time avocation with photography became a vocation upon retiring in 1990. For the past 20 years I have specialized in Nature, Wildlife, Marine and History subjects. My work has been published in numerous advertisements and feature articles in magazines such as “Log Home Living”,“Pinnacle Living”, “Smoky Mountain Living”, “Dupont Registry of Fine Homes”, “Country’s Best Log Homes”, “Tuscan”, a wine magazine, “Scene”, a Sarasota Florida community magazine, plus many others. I have published two coffee table books, ”Natural Florida” and “Western North Carolina”. I have had several “One Man Exhibitions” including State College of Florida-Manatee in Bradenton, Florida, and Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, North Carolina. I publish note and greeting cards as well as post cards for a wide variety clients. My limited edition prints are in private and commercial art collections through-out the United States, Canada and England. A few recent clients include “Smoky Mountain Retreat” in Maggie Valley, N.C., “Friends of Old Fort Stevens” in Hammond, Oregon, “Eastern National” in Fort Washington, PA, “Laurel Ridge Golf and Country Club” in Waynesville, N.C., U.S. Department of Interior/National Park Service”, Harpers Ferry, W.V., “Mundos Gifts”, Las Osos, California, “Amaze Design”, Boston, MA., “G.S.D.s.r.l.”, Prato, Italy, “Met Life Financial Services”, Sarasota, FL., and “Lupus Foundation of America”, Washington, D.C. Both my photographic and computer skills are self taught.

Recent Awards

  • Photographer’s Forum  “Best of Photography Annual”
    2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Finalist; 2009 Honorable Mention
  • Selby Botanical Gardens  “Annual Juried Photography Exhibition
    2008 Two Honorable Mentions;   2009 Best of Show
  • Coastal Alliance for the Arts on St. Simon Island, Georgia
    Honorable Mention
  • Bradenton, Florida Mayors’ One Year Invitational Exhibit
    Invited to participate with one of my Images
  • Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, Florida
    Numerous Awards from Honorable Mention to First Place

Personal

  • Resident of Florida for 38 years and have lived in Bradenton for 31 years 
  • Married to Lynne for 37 years and have six grown daughters 
  • Work represented by: www.photographersdirect.com, London, England and Vancouver, British Columbia
    Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Florida
    Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach, Florida