the artist


Like many passionate photographers I began my love affair at an early age: working a paper route so I could buy a German 35mm rangefinder…my first exposure to a darkroom in a converted guest bath…and growing up just 5 miles from Disneyland—Walt taught me the magic of the story. …then there was Frank Lloyd Wright and Jackson Pollock—two more of my muses. And there was my mother—known to us all as simply Tricia. It was Tricia who took me to a Special Exhibition of Jackson Pollock at LACMA in 1965. She believed in me then, and nurtured me to love art for a lifetime.

I entered my first professional juried competition that year, 1965, at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA, and was accepted. My work at that time, as a painter, was abstract expressionism—think of melding Pollock’s angst with Rothko’s form, his sense of place. I continued my expressionistic bent, and showing (…but he’s so young? ) until I entered college (wanting) to become a scientist-architect. It was then that my photographic nature reared its head in a more formal architectural genre.

By the late ‘90’s and into the early noughts my work became more minimalist and I was known for a time as Daniel Scissorhands due to my propensity to cut out what I did not want. This trait has become characteristic of my work. My photography has become painterly—and at times, sculptural.

My photography is in collection at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), and the Chinese-American Museum (Los Angeles). I am Licensed by Getty Images, Blend Images/Spaces Images. I am represented by The Haen Gallery in Asheville and Brevard, NC., the Abend Gallery and the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver, CO, and The Downstairs Gallery in Savannah, GA.

Exhibition CV
Year Name of Show Award Location
1952 7-Mar Lawrence Hospital 1st Place Bronxville, NY
1965 19-May Juried Show
Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts
Santa Ana, CA
1965 18-Oct Juried Members Show
Tarzan Art League
 of Orange County
Honorable Mention
Most Original in Show
Tarzana, CA
1971 24-Jun Art For 1971
Southern California Exposition
Del Mar, CA
1998 2-Oct One-man Show
Studio Fotografica
Augusta, GA
" 17-Sep Juried Show
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
" 4-Nov Invitational Show
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
2001 13-Oct The Art of Chocolate
Marion Hatcher Center
1st Place Augusta, GA
" 19-Oct New Horizons Art Festival
Columbia County
Savannah Rapids Pavilion
Martinez, GA
2002 11-Jan Mixed Media 2002
Slidell Cultural Arts Center
Slidell, LA
" 29-Jan Concept to Object 2002
Cade Fine Arts Center
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD
" 6-Apr C’est la Vie
Long Beach Arts Association
1st Place Long Beach, CA
" 6-Jun 5th Annual Post Card Show
National Collage Society
Cork Gallery, NY
New York, NY
" 19-Jul 2002 International Juried
Nese Aloan Gallery
Huntington, NY
" 27-Aug A Sense of Place: Continuity and
Change in the New South
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
" 11-Sep Invitational Show
Morris Museum of Art
Augusta, GA
2005 3-Mar Group Show
The Matilda Gallery
Alpharetta, GA
2009 5-Jan Celebrating Urban Light
Exhibition and Publication
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA
2012 Feb – Jun Group Show
Breaking Ground
Chinese American Museum
Los Angeles, CA
2013 15-Nov Juried Show
Telfair Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
2014 9-Oct Invitational Show
The Downstairs Gallery
Savannah, GA
" 26-Jun Juried Exhibition
Artists & Artisans Tour
Savannah, GA
" 19-Sep Juried Show
Arts in the Heart of Augusta
Award of Merit Augusta, GA
" 15-Nov Juried Show
Telfair Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
2015 24-Apr Group Show
The Haen Gallery
Brevard, NC
" 24-Apr Juried Competition
Lake City, SC
" 25-Jun Juried Exhibition
Artists & Artisans Tour
Savannah, GA
" 8-Oct One Man Show
The Downstairs Gallery
Savannah, GA
2016   One Man Show
:: Hapag-Lloyd AG ::
Hamburg, Germany
" 1-Apr Juried Show
SouthEast Center for Photography
The Abandoned Landscape
Greenville, SC
" 6-May Juried Show
City of Savannah
Cultural Arts Gallery
Savannah Point of View
Savannah, GA
" 6-May Juried Show
SouthEast Center for Photography
Greenville, SC

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