PPA Master Artist
PPA Master Photographer
Certified Professional Photographer
PPA Photographic Craftsman
ASP Educational Associate
PPA Imaging Excellence Medal - 2022
PPA Councilor for New Mexico - 2009 - 2019
PPA of New Mexico Photographer of the year - 2019
PPA of New Mexico President 2018 - 2019
Corrales Bosque Gallery President 2018 - 2020
Corrales Arts Center President 2021 to present
American Society of Photog. State Elite Winner - 2019
PPA Elite Member for 2021, 2019, 2017
PPA Platinum Medalist for 2021 and 2018
PPA Diamond Medalist for 2016
PPA Silver Medalist for 2014, 2013
PPA Bronze Medalist for 2012
PPA of New Mexico Print Fellow
Member - American Society of Photographers (ASP)
I am very active in The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) which, after 140 years, is one of the longest running professional organizations in history. PPA has 30,000 members in 54 countries.
My work can be seen at Weems Galleries in Albuquerque, and at the Range in Bernalillo. These locations sell mostly canvas gallery wraps and infused aluminum prints. Weems is an Albuquerque landmark, and it is voted Albuquerque Journal's favorite art gallery practically every year. In Madrid N.M. my work can be seen at the Belle of the West Gallery up on the boardwalk. www.belleofthewest.com Be sure to say hello to Susan, the owner.
177 Tierra Encantada
Corrales, NM 87048
I was always a story teller, from my earliest memories. In college, working the night shift at the Eastman Kodak processing lab in Dallas, my imaginary stories and the harshness of reality collided. There at the lab I was introduced to an uncensored, behind the scenes, often private and sometimes secret view of life. Seeing the range of beauty and harshness, of sadness and euphoria, had a profound effect on me. Experiencing such extreme contrasts gave me more appreciation of the beauty in life.
In my later years when I became a photographer and moved to New Mexico, it was no surprise that the beauty of the terrain made my heart soar. My artistic goal became clear: to convey the thrill and to capture what is in my heart when witnessing the wonderful landscapes and other scenes of our state and the rest of the Southwest. The spectacular landscapes awe and inspire me, sending me down an endless path to try to share my passions through my photography.
To try to communicate what I feel - rather than simply what my camera sees - requires all of the various tools available today, and I use them without apology or restraint. I want to reproduce the drama and vibrancy that emerges when I am on the shooting location. As an example, to be alone in Monument Valley very early in the morning, to feel these breathtaking formations in the darkness and then experience them as they gradually appear and are set on fire as the sun rises – that is what I live for. My desire is to cause you to feel the way I do during times like these.