I admit it…I may be overeducated. The fact that I started out as a math & science major at UCLA probably explains both my strange love of numbers and my enjoyment in the technical aspects of photography. By graduate school at the University of Iowa I was living in the area between photography & printmaking. I was also learning to write code to make numbers jump around & turn into visual art.
In the past 34 years many of you know me through my advertising photography studio in Oshkosh, serving such clients as: Oshkosh B’Gosh, Oshkosh Truck, Morgan Door, Kimberly-Clark (and most other Wisconsin paper companies), Johnsonville Food Products, Miller Brewing, Harley Davidson, MacDonald’s, Anchor Foods, Nestle’s Food Products, Klement’s Sausage and many other national and international companies.
Others know me as an instructor of all levels of photography in the Art Department at UW-O, where I retired in 2015.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a camera in one hand & a paintbrush in the other. Growing up in a creative Home, I always loved art & knew I’d be an artist someday.
After graduating from UW Oshkosh in 1998 with a BFA in printmaking & sculpture, I went to work immediately at the family business, Stolley Photography. I made a career out of being a photographer, but what I really loved to do was paint.
Following a trip to Belize in 2012 I got the itch to start painting again—it had been years since I picked up a paintbrush—but once I did, I was hooked again.