My formal education is in Advertising and Marketing. These areas have given me the opportunity to work with exceptionally talented and creative individuals who ignited my imagination and spirit.
As a child, photography was always my passion…my camera was an extension of my body. I taught myself the basic techniques, exposed many miles of film and spent endless hours in my darkroom. I have taken various workshops and seminars in Europe, NY, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Chicago from some of the industries most respected and talented photographers.
In 2001 I started exhibiting my photography at Chicago’s juried fine art festivals and have won numerous awards from juried art festivals including but not limited to Chicago’s Gold Coast Art Festival.