I was born and raised in Louisiana where I was a hobby photographer. In my late twenties, I moved to Texas and started exploring the American southwest, taking lots of pictures along the way. My passion for the southwest eventually convinced me to move to Alpine, Texas, where there was a thriving art community. That’s when I started doing art photography and exhibiting my artwork for the first.
In 2007, I opened an art gallery in Santa Fe where I showed my art photography, as well as work by several other artists, including: paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other art mediums. The long hours and the economic crash of 2008 forced me to close the gallery and I took a full time job as finance director working with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity.
Soon after retiring from my job at Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity in the summer of 2015 and moving to my new home in Cortez, Colorado, I began focusing on my newest artistic passion, an eclectic collection of assemblage art that I call Chance Curiosites. Because of my work with art photography, I often incorporate my own photographs in the assemblage pieces I make.
In addition to my artwork, I like to hike, which I try to do several times a week. I also like to travel, which regrettably I do much less often than I’d like.
The studio where I make my Chance Curiosities assemblage artwork is located behind my home in Cortez. Visitors are always welcome to come by and see my latest projects.