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Artist's Statement

My eyes see the natural world breathing, and my mind clicks through imaginary possibilities.

My Dad gave me my first camera in 1977. A doorway opened and I began recording my imagination, my hope, my sarcasm, and my silence.

Over the years, the images recorded included numerous black and white prints. I manipulated the images in and out of the darkroom with tints, dyes, needles and threads, scissors and glue. The subjects have included just about everything. Numerous journeys and road trips provided the image possibilities and good shutter timing caught the moments.

I really enjoy getting lost in the computer aided design aspect of my work. Sometimes I know exactly where I'm going with the manipulations, and sometimes the images direct themselves into visual possibilities I did not consciously imagine. Using vivid colors I expose movement, line and patterns that are not immediately evident in the natural photograph.

I strive to capture moments moving through time. When I do, I get a rush and know I'm a witness to the universe.

Thank you for your time.

Vital Statistics

Born – February 26, 1963 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now called Croatia). Also lived in: Cleveland and Ashland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and currently live in Pennsylvania.

Current Associations

Chautauqua County Weavers' Guild, Program Co-Chairperson
North East Chamber of Commerce, Active member

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Radio/Television Production, 1985. Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
Significant additional studies in Theatre Arts and English.
Various ongoing computer design studies

Published Work

I have designed so many menus, newsletters, independent magazines, advertisements, logos, etc., that to list them would create a book. I will only list published work directly related to photography.

2013 – Wine Country Cottages, Various publicity shots of rental real estate published in print and electronic media

2013 – Christmas Card - North East Chamber of Commerce

2013 – Designed North East, PA "First Friday @ Five" Art Walk logo (ongoing event)

2013 – 2013 Wine & Art Weekend PA Poster

2013 – Back cover photo, North East 2013 Directory

2012 – Back cover photo, North East 2012 Directory

2010 – Christmas Card - North East Chamber of Commerce

2010 – Tourist Photography, 18 image Lake Erie Grape Belt postcard catalog with regional distribution

2010 – Fine Art Photography, 32 image Art Card Catalog with regional distribution (currently expanded to 45 images)

1988 – Cassette Cover, Bumble Bee Bob, live band photo and design

1988 – Cassette Cover, Brotherlands, original art photo and design

1988 – Commercial Publicity Photography, Music Section Cover Photo, Chicago Reader (6/24/88), Chicago, IL. Subject: Spies Who Surf

1987 – Commercial Publicity Photography, Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL. Comedy Troupe on Wrigley Field Dugout.

1986 – Album Cover photo, Class of 88, Chicago. Group photo 60 band members.

1980 – Fine Art Photography, Cover photos for two issues of TV Facts Magazine, Chesterland, OH (3/2/80 & 4/16/80)

Exhibitions

2014 - UPCOMING Lakeview Wine Cellars, North East, PA. Invited for ongoing exhibition and special shows.

2014 - UPCOMING September Moon Gallery, Findley Lake, NY. Gallery artists. Ongoing exhibition.

2013 - Grape Country Marketplace, featuring Welch's and More, North East, PA. Invited gallery artist (ongoing rotating exhibit).

2013 - Wine & Art, Penn Shore Winery, North East, PA. Two person show, part of larger winery art tour. Invitational.

2012 - Wine & Art, Lakeview Wine Cellars, North East, PA. Two person show, part of larger winery art tour. Invitational.

2012 - Wine & Art, Lakeview Wine Cellars, North East, PA. Two person show, part of larger winery art tour. Invitational.

2011 - Hearthside Framing Gallery, North East, PA. July 2011 One person window exhibit

2011 - Wine & Art, Three Sails Cafe Gallery at Presque Isle Winery's Isle House, North East, PA. Two person show, part of larger winery art tour. Invitational.

2011 - All Matters Gallery, Chagrin Falls, OH. Ongoing exhibit

2010 - All Matters Gallery, Burton, OH. Fall Collection. Featured in publicity

2010 – Hearthside Framing Gallery, North East, PA. August, One person exhibition.

1995 – Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH. Month long alumni group invitational.

1995 – EIO Gallery, Cleveland, OH. Prime Cuts. Month long group show.

1994 – Flying Lemur Gallery, Lakewood, OH. Month long two person show.

1992 – Oak Street Theatre, Chicago, IL. Month long group invitational.

1989 – Doctor Bonds Exhibition Room, Chicago, IL. Chicago Rocks for Tots Benefit. One-day one-woman show. Benefit organizer.

1989 – Broadway Art Fair, Chicago, IL. Art Fair. Won Creativity Award.

1989 – Avalon Night Club Gallery Hall, Secret Agent Band Exhibit/Show. One-day one-woman show.

1989 – Avalon Night Club Gallery Hall, Paramnesia Six. Two-day group invitational. Curator.

1989 – Avalon Night Club Gallery Hall, Photographers 'Christmas. Two-day group invitational.

1989 – Prairie Avenue Gallery, Chicago, IL. Month long group invitational.

1988 – Avalon Night Club Gallery Hall, Chicago Rocks for Tots Benefit. One-day one-woman show. Benefit co-organizer.

1988 – Holsum Roc Gallery, Chicago, IL. Month long group show.