If I had to describe myself with one word it would be artist - a visual artist and an artist with words. My artwork is included in Ohio Online Visual Arts Registry. I'm working with various galleries in the Midwest to promote my oil paintings and abstract light photography.


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Sharonville +5: Then, Now, and Interpreted

Included in this group of documentary images are 5 photographs of mine that are part of the FOTOFOCUS 2018 BIENNIAL: Open Archives related exhibition Sharonville +5: Then, Now, and Interpreted. As explained in the Curatorial Statement:

Sharonville +5:

Then, Now, and Interpreted

5 Contemporary Artist/Photographers – Images of Sharonville and within 5 Miles


Documentary Images from Historic Image Archives


Photographers captured contemporary images of the same historic locations in 2018


As an artist, each photographer had the option to enhance their NOW image

The exhibition included my images of locations in downtown Sharonville as well as images by Joe Bayer, Bernadette Clemens-Walatka, Susan Ernst, and Lynda Rust. Archival images were provided by The Society of Historic Sharonville, Gorman Heritage Farm, Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center, and Great Parks of Hamilton County.

Below are my images paired with their archival image. By choice, I only Interpreted my images by cropping/cutting my images to focus on the location.

12 Mile House circa on Reading Road/US 42 circa 1940s

12 Mile House on Reading Road/US 42 in May 2018

Old Fire Station on Main Street circa 1944

Currently The Society of Historic Sharonville Museum

Odd Fellows Hall with US Mail delivery carts circa 1890s

Odd Fellows Hall 2018 – Transportation has changed …

The Point circa 1940s – US 25 (left), US 42 (right)

The Point 2018 – Cincinnati-Dayton Road (left), Lebanon Road/US 42 (right)

Sharon Yard circa 1930, remains of the roundhouse barely visible

Sharon Yard 2018

The exhibition runs September 28-October 27, 2018 at the Westheimer Gallery of the Sharonville Cultural Arts Center. Digital images from this exhibition will be offered to the participating community organizations, to become part of their digital archives for future generations to access for personal or historic research.

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