Ever since I first vacationed along the Lake Michigan shore as a small boy, I’ve been captivated by the beauty of Michigan. As we drove from my home near Chicago, I would eagerly anticipate the first sign of dunes along the highway that heraled our arrival in this summer paradise.
My love of Michigan led me to choose a lakeshore community to attend college, and I've lived in this my adopted home ever since.
As a self-taught photographer, I’ve been extremely fortunate to be able to turn my passion into my profession. I’ve been able to travel and photograph extensively throughout the State of Michigan. Through my work I hope to share the beauty I’ve encountered along the way--and my desire to preserve it for future generations.
My success in photography has led to other opportunities. I was an early adopter of the fine art giclée printing technology first developed by Epson.
Giclèe printing gave me a creative tool that enabled me to print color photographs with a level of control and archival quality previously available only to black and white photographers. For over twenty years, I've refined my techniques and invested in the equipment needed to assure that my fine art prints are of unrivaled quality.
That investment paid off in an increasing demand for my own work and in a steady stream of requests by other artists and photographers for me to reproduce their work. So I launched Grand River Giclèe to provide artists and photographers with high quality giclée prints at affordable prices.
My art-repreneurial journey continued. In the past I depended on a trusted supplier for the stretcher bars I needed for my canvas prints. When that supplier went out of business I could not find a source for top quality stretcher bars at affordable prices. And so once again, I invested in the equipment and developed the expertise to make my own.
Which led me to launch Premier Stretcher Bars with the goal of using the finest materials available to provide artists with easily assembled stretcher frames that far exceed the standards of mass produced stretcher bars at prices they can afford.