I paint with my camera
Since childhood I have been intrigued by detail, patterns and color. In an effort to capture and create an amalgam of my visions, I studied art, graphic design and photography at colleges in Milwaukee and Chicago. I always came back to photography as the most personal way to capture what I saw, but my studies in color theory and composition have always informed my art. I am fascinated by the naturally occurring colors, textures and exquisite patterns found in both natural and manmade objects. The patterns that evolve in my natural surroundings, aging buildings and architectural details give me unlimited sources of inspiration. In my photographs I attempt to share my vision, composing with my camera, and altering color as minimally as possible…occasionally eliminating it because the pattern stands by itself. All paper prints are archival, and I do all the matting and framing. Most of my abstractions are printed on aluminum which gives a depth to them similar to “underpainting” in oil painting. It is an extremely durable and long lasting process in which the pigments are actually fused to the metal. I have included a variety of styles here, because there is beauty in so many places.