After a semester of photography in college, I became smitten with the absolute magic of that latent image emerging on the paper in its chemical bath. A wondrous thing!
I’ve been dabbling with photography ever since. Upon retirement from education, I began to dabble in watercolor. I love its qualities of fluid looseness and relaxed freshness, but I tend to paint with precise detail (probably a genetic trait inherited from my machinist father). I love to travel, especially to the southwest in general and New Mexico in particular. I’m a world-class procrastinator, so committing to galleries and shows forces some discipline upon me to get some work accomplished. I’m a member of the Arts of Bear Valley group, the Mother Lode Art Association, and the Sonora Photography Club. I’ve had the good fortune to participate in the Aloft Gallery, and formerly in the Manzanita Arts Emporium as well as Art on Main. My work has received several Best of Show recognitions, various awards from the InFocus show over the years, appeared on the cover and in the calendar of New Mexico Magazine publications, and has been accepted (with some ribbons) in various shows and other publications. I have not been painting much of late, but I’m still enjoying my play with pigments, pixels, and prints!
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