Artist, Certified Professional Photographer, and Owner
Creatively capturing the beauty that surrounds me has been a central theme in my life. That drive to create brought me to my formal education as an artist. I studied art at both St. Olaf College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, receiving a degree in studio art.
With this experience and education, I opened my first portrait studio in 2002. The creation of BW Portrait Art in 2006 allowed me to provide photographic portrait services, and to create original portrait artwork for my clients. It also gave me a location to create and display my illustrative artwork.
Being an active member in both the artist community and professional photography associations, such as Professional Photographers of America and the Minnesota Professional Photographers Association, has allowed my skills, education, and expertise to grow.
For me, there is no better feeling than creating a piece of artwork that makes an emotional connection with another person.
I am inspired daily by my surroundings, capturing nature, or playing with my sons, Sebastian and Lachlan. My wife, Andrea, gives me the moral support to pursue my passion for creative expression. In our family, we encourage each other to be imaginative, delving into the fantastic world of superheros, or contemplating the secrets of the universe.
Your story, your relationships, your memories, your love…
a work of art.