1610 Jeffers Road

Towson, Maryland 21204

Home:  (410) 825-2503

Cell:  (443) 415‑0349

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Selected Exhibits and Showings


·         Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery, Salon 9 (joint exhibit), April, 2011

·         Irvine Natural Science Center, November 2010 – January 2011

·         Woodhall Wine Cellars, Monkton, MD, Dec. 2006 – Jan. 2007 (solo),  November, 2008 (solo)

·         Maryland Federation of Art, Juried Exhibition, Winter 2008 Member Exhibition (2 images)

·         National Juried Competition, Center for Fine Art Photography (Macro World), one image selected and sold, Exhibition 2/29-3/22/08

·         Maryland Artists’ Collective, (juried) (Second Annual Art in the Park), Sept. 29, 2007

·         Woodhall Wine Cellars, Monkton, MD September – October, 2007 (solo)

·         Worthington Gallery, Butler, MD, Sept. 2006, June-July 2007

·         Tai Sophia Institute, Laurel, MD, Feb-May 2007 (Solo)

·         Image was given as a gift to an environmental delegation from Anhui, China by State Environmental Department, October, 2006, 2007

·         Mat About You Gallery, Ellicott City, July-August 2006

·         ArtFX Gallery, Annapolis, MD, April 2006 – Sept. 2006

·         Gallery at 333, Annapolis, MD, Dec. 2005 – Feb. 2006.


Publication and Residencies


·         National Park Service Artist-in-Residence

o        Big Cypress National Preserve, January 7-26, 2013

o        Homestead National Monument, Oct. 4-20, 2012

o        Petrified Forest National Park, Sept. 10-23, 2012

o        Rocky Mountain National Park, August 12-27, 2012

o        North Cascades National Park Complex, Stehekin,  Washington, May, 2008

o        Acadia National Park, Maine, Sept. 15 – 27, 2007

·         Photo Gallery Image in Wonderful West Virginia magazine,  January 2007



·         Washington Post Gallery ( ) and associated article ( )

·         Beatrice Daily Sun, Oct. 13, 2012:  Homestead welcomes last artist-in-residence for 2012

·         Moab Sun News, Sept. 19, 2012: Sorrel to host nature photog

·         Estes Park Trail-Gazette, Aug. 15, 2012: Photographer clicks with science and art.



·         Matting at Plaza Art, twice per year


Summary of Creative Works

Digital capture images of the natural world, including land- and waterscapes, macrophotography, and panoramas. I personally print all my images with pigment inks on fine art papers. Image sizes range from 8” x 10” to 13” x 19” with frames from 11” x 14” to 18” x 24” matted with museum quality board.


Continuing Education – Selected Workshops and Courses Attended


2012:   Photoshop World

2011:   Advanced Printing, John Paul Caponigro

2006:   North American Nature Photography Association, West Virginia Regional Forum; Epson Print Academy Track 2

2005:   Ten Legal Basics for Artists; Nikon Digital 201 Workflow Techniques; Natural Tapestries Creative Workshop II (Nancy Rotenberg); Rocky Mountain School of Photography: Springtime in the Smokies (Brenda Tharp).

2004:   Appalachian Spring Photography Workshop (Jim Clark); Epson Print Academy

2002:   Appalachian Spring Photography Workshop (Jim Clark)

1999:   Advanced Nature Photography (Joe MacDonald)


Artist’s Statement


As a trained ecologist I have a different perspective from many photographers in how I approach problems. This perspective is reflected in what I photograph and how I compose. Being outdoors, in natural settings is part of the context of nature photography for me, and an important part of the experience.  I tend toward tightly composed, intimate images, even on landscapes. I am working with local galleries to explore opportunities in fine art nature photography as a means to share my vision and images. I am seeking to expand to other venues, particularly publication and museums. My photography was mostly been confined to the mid-Atlantic and I would also like to increase my experience in other areas but has been supplemented recently with time at Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks.


My artistic vision is, of course, expressed in what I choose to photograph and how I compose and expose. But it is also keenly expressed in the subsequent process, the digital equivalent of the darkroom, where key decisions are also made. I therefore print all of my own work as I believe that the transition from the film or digital image to the print is a critical aspect of reflecting my own vision, creativity and insight in what I show to others. I try to assure a long tonal range to my images, sufficient contrast to give "snap" to the image, and saturated colors. Paper selection is also a key aspect of the presentation with very different effects from choosing a glossy vs a matte surface.


I have been seriously involved in photography since high school, and considered it for a career shortly after college. Recently retired, I am now pursuing photography as a full-time professional.



1/2003 – present:  Director, Science Services Administration, Maryland Dept. of the Environment



1985  Ph.D. @ Department of Biology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. 

1980  MA @ Department of Biology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.

1973  BS @ Department of Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. Major:  Biology; Minor:  Education.  N.Y. State Permanent Secondary Education Certificate in General Science, Biology, and Earth Science. (121 semester hours)