I'm originally from northeastern Oklahoma, specifically Tulsa, but I moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in 2012.
I have always been involved in the Arts, beginning with the basics of Renaissance studies: drawing, charcoal, pastels, oil painting; and then moving into sculpture and metal design while in college. Photography has always been a consistent part of my studies, from studio work to life studies.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Oklahoma State University. I also studied at the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Tulsa.
I received my first formal recognition and award for body of work, based upon my sculptural series: “How Do You Catch The Wind” in the Visionmakers competition. The juror for this show was Michael Monroe, curator for the Renwick Gallery, at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.
I have actively competed in competitions and have exhibited my work in galleries throughout the region.
In addition, I have written one fiction novel based on a historical event which occurred in Tulsa in 1920; and I have prepared for publication two additional novels of photography; one based on my work, and one based upon the work of the photographer: C. L. Sharp, who passed away in 1960, and whose work has been unknown and largely forgotten by the general public since this date.
My work in the creative arts covers a period of 25 years, though I now work primarily in photography, I continue to explore new fields of interest.