In 1997 I retired from the automotive industry and moved from Michigan to Knoxville, Tennessee and began my career as an artist. Recently, my interests have expanded to exploring new methods in photography and digital imaging. My art has evolved from traditional photography work to using digital elements and techniques.
I start with an image and use techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, layering and other methods, to create integrated Photo Illustration effects. My work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The Knoxville Museum of Art. I have taken classes at Pellissippi State Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of my training has been self-directed and I have been inspired by the works of many regional artists.
I also have a line of card that feature many of the local buildings and business around Knoxville. I am a former member the Foothills Craft Guild, ETACA and former Board of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. My work has bin shown in galleries in Tennessee and North Carolina.