My interest in Fine Art started early. Most of my time as a child was dedicated to it. I did intensive studies during High school increasing my skills in photography and painting. During my last year, I was asked to complete a mural for the local post office and completed the 4' x 8' piece while working on my admissions portfolio for college. I received my BFA from Parsons School of Design-NYC in 1992 with a Major in Photography. During those 4 years, I participated in the International Photojournalism workshops. An intensive 2-week program during a winter break through The New School for Social Research. I also was lucky enough to receive the Betty and Malcolm Smith Scholarship during my 3rd year. After college, I moved back to Maine and eventually started a job in a commercial photography studio that lasted a decade. In 2010 I started my freelance carrier doing image editing, photo styling/ assisting and small product photography. This type of work allowed me to dedicate a lot of my time to my Fine Art Photography.
Using photography to create my artwork stems from a lifelong interest in photography as a fine art. Creating surreal and impressionistic pieces that are heavily focused on the quality of light and subject matter derived from unexpected objects is a consistent theme in my work. The designing of small sets prior to taking the image, or manipulation of the image after, is as much a part of the creative process as taking the picture. I’ve always been intrigued by art that is really an illusion. Creating mountains out of paper. Water out of plastic. Mirroring or blending of images to create entirely new subject matter. The surprise of, and interest in, how an image was created is the most satisfying part of being an artist.