Further studies with the FBI's Forensic Artist, Kathy Johnson have enabled me to produce age progressed images and photo enhancements. Based on a photograph, age progression is accomplished by aging regions of the face to an approximate of the person.
Additional studies were completed for Facial Reconstruction sculpture and two-dimensional Identification Techniques under the direction of Betty Pat Gatliff and Karen Taylor respectively, both acclaimed artists and teachers who set the national standards for Facial Reconstruction.
My overall training includes 504 formal training hours in Forensic Art, as well as continuous lifelong artistic studies and achievements. Having served 20 years in Law Enforcement also gives me the advantage of knowing investigative procedures and communications networking for interstate law enforcement offices. I also studied Forensic Facial Imaging at the FBI Academy where several of my instructors helped to establish what Forensic Art is today. I earned certificates of fulfillment and attendance for my achievements at the Academy.
I have assisted many L E Agencies in New Mexico and neighboring States including the Office of the Medical Investigators located in Albuquerque, NM. I also have done numerous works for the F.B.I and the United States Postal Service.
The Artistic side of me has been with me since I was a child. I enjoy Artwork very much and have fun with it. Recently I have studied with a few Professional Artists. The last being Roberta Remy of Santa FE, NM. I completed about 27 weeks of Oil Painting Portrait studies under her guidance. With knowledge of the face through Forensic Training, I enjoy doing Portraits and capturing the Face very much.
I do Portraits in a Sepia type Charcoal Pencil on Gray paper from Photographs or I can do one in a sitting. I also enjoy working in Oils. I have completed Oil Paintings from Photographs I have taken.
I have recently started to do Photography. I like to go out and take Photos of People, Nature, whether it is of the Mountains or Wildlife. I find it very relaxing and enjoyable. Also I can use the Photos I take to create Artwork, which is great.