Exploring nature in East Tennessee creates the opportunity to become one with nature. It is the best way for me to relax, decompress and recharge my spirits. My favorite and inspirational artistic style is Impressionism. With its emphasis on loose brush strokes and vivid colors, it is an artistic approach that invites people to slow down and savor the moment.
My Impressionistic Photography is how I capture and share the relaxed feelings of being one with nature. It also allows me to invite others to slow down, breathe deeply and enjoy the experience with me.
Before moving to East Tennessee, I had the opportunity to create and teach basic and advanced photography at Benedictine University in Naperville, Illinois. After moving to East Tennessee, I began to teach photography classes for the various park districts in the area. I currently teach Fine Art Photography at the University of Tennessee and provide training on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through local Art Guilds.
Besides the Art Market Gallery, my photography has been on display through the Emporium Center, The Tennessee Artist Association, The Plateau Arts Center in Crossville, the Art Guild in Tellico Vilage, Arts at the Airport, the City of Knoxville Mayors Office, the Knoxville County Mayors office, the Loudon County Visitors' Center and the Venue Conference Center in Lenoir City.
I am currently a member of
Professional photographers of America
Professional Photographers of East Tennessee
Tennessee Artists Association
The Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance
Art Guild of Tellico Village
Fairfield Glade Art Guild