been married 36 years and have 4 children. Ages range from 34 to
17. As a family, we like to hunt and fish and participate in equestrian
events. I have 8 grandchildren.
a student in high school, I became interested in photography. I
started my first photography job in 1960 at the age of 13. The first
studio I worked at was called Car-Val Studio in Austin and was owned
by Jack and Irene Carvallous. Irene was a wonderful teacher and
mentor. I learned the art of oils on photographs and negative and
print retouching from Irene. I worked for them for 5 years until
I graduated from school. I also worked for Gilmore Williams in his
studio for about 2 years after that. I worked at quite a few jobs
after leaving the photography business, but never lost interest
in photography. I worked for many years for the Texas Parks and
Wildlife Dept., setting type for all of their hunting and fishing
guides, law books, brochures and any thing else they wanted type
set. I would do the retouching and oils on the side for many professional
photographers in Austin.
1978, I decided I really wanted to work for myself, so I enrolled
at ACC and started on an Associate Degree in Photography. I started
substituting in the retouching department at ACC shortly after that.
I was persuaded by Gilmore Williams in 1989 to teach Negative and
Print Retouching and Copy Restoration and Oils at ACC as an adjunct
faculty member. In 2000, I joined the faculty at ACC as a full time
have had my own photography studio since 1980 in the Dripping Springs
area. I am a versatile photographer, I take weddings, portraits,
school events, some architectural. My specialty still lies in the
arts. I really enjoy doing the negative and print retouching, copy
and original print restorations and oils on photographs.
art techniques I learned by hand have really helped me in the transitions
to digital retouching. I like to use a combination of digital and
hand retouching on my work now.