I was given a camera at the age of eight and have not put one down since. My artwork began at my grandfather’s urging – designs colored on graph paper. My first photograph was of brother Peter in Hong Kong, at our flat which was called Eden View. This wonderful name of our home, which overlooked the village of Stanley and the South China Sea, reminds me that my work has always integrated my love of the divine and of nature.

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church and have served many congregations in the San Francisco  Bay Area. I have a deep interest in interreligious experience. During the Pandemic, I wholeheartedly embraced artmaking as solace and public statement and in this time, I have rediscovered my first joy.

A few years ago, I visited the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the original modern-day photographers. In his essay “the Pencil of Nature”, Talbot was led to reflect:

"... on the inimitable beauty of the pictures of nature's painting which the glass lense of the Camera throws upon the paper in its focus - fairy pictures, creations of a moment, and destined as rapidly to fade away."

I love this description of the ephemeral nature of photography and I find this spirit in my art making as well. I find the contemplative act of long periods of looking and gazing at “what is in front of me right now” – beholding, in religious language - to be a life-giving spiritual practice


Spring 2023



Photographic Essence: the art of black and white photography - Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, August 5 - September 17, 2022 

Small Works Exhibit - Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, November 19, 2022–January 21, 2023 

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