I first photographed with intent in the summer of 1995. In December of 1997, I was awarded the Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council. My first solo exhibition followed in January of 1998.
In May, I attended le Courant d’Art photographic exhibition in Deauville, France, as an artist-in-residence under the auspices of the Kentucky Arts Council. Three of my landscape images were juried into the Lexington Art League Summer Open that year.
My advertising career began in the year 2000, training under the photographer Warren Lynch; I eventually won several local and regional awards for my work with clients such as Maker’s Mark Bourbon, the Louisville Ballet, Norton Healthcare, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
I’ve exhibited in numerous art shows, including St. James (Louisville) and American Artisan (Nashville) for several years, and recently completed two years of graduate level study in the University of Louisville's Studio Fine Arts program.