Welcome to my SmugMug Site! I have been a Professional Visual Artist for over 30 years and a Fine Arts Instructor for a total of 11 years. I have always been interested in Photography, however, I have never been inspired by photography as an artistic endeavor until recent years. I discoved a whole new world while looking through a camera lens. It became an obssessions to capture the amazing beauty in the world that surrounds me and in what lay beneath my feet. Being a visual artist allows me to see things a little differently. I want my photography to stimulate an emotional response, to capture the feeling of the moment, to take your breath away. A photo of a flower may not be about the flower, perhaps it's about the moisture on the petals. Perhaps its about the texture of the petals. Our lives have become all consuming with the practice of living and survival. We often fail to see the amazing details and the beauty that surrounds us. My hope is that you allow yourself to relax and enjoy your journey thru these galleries. May the images you find here melt away some of the tension and stress, if only for the moment. I hope you enjoy your journey!