May 2014



Max With Toad

Artist’s Statement

I am fascinated by the natural world and, like my images of flora, these pictures are, in part, studies of beauty, but to a greater extent are depictions of personality and often humor.



I have a BFA in Studio Arts and an MFA in Photography. My early career was as a graphic designer (art directing many photo shoots), and then I spent many years freelancing as an illustrator, while painting all the while. I have had numerous group and solo shows in painting and photography. I taught photography at Columbia College Chicago from 2004 to 2010 after completion of my MFA there, and am now located in Nashville, Tennessee, where I teach at the Art Institute.