I have always been attracted to art in all its forms. I have loved the way that photographers can stop a scene for a minute so that we focus on one subject. This attribute of photography is fascinating to me.
I never took a picture with an SLR camera until I was 30 years old. A friend loaned me his camera to take on a vacation to Mexico. I was sure that I would not be able to use it. I remembered the hours it took my Dad to take pictures when I was small. However, after a few brief instructions I did take the camera with me. I really didn’t know at the time that I had an eye for photography, but the pictures that I took on that trip remain some of my personal favorites.
I continue to carry that early talent for seeing as well as a need for constant exploration. I feel this strongly when I look through my camera lens. I see an image that leaves me breathless at times. Visual images are strong teachers and can convey ideas that help us along life’s journey. Sometimes I feel compelled to write poems about what I see in the pictures that I create.
With the advent of digital technology I have now gone digital. I use my scanner and the Photoshop program to further enhance the images I capture. I love the look that backlighting, on a computer screen gives to an image. I love to expand my ideas with this technology and I hope that what I do inspires others toward their own unique creativity.
Discovering abilities, that I didn’t know I had, has taught me that each of us has talents exhibited in different ways; we each have our unique gifts…our unique art. We can turn our attention toward them, focus on
them, allow our gifts to capture our hearts and use these abilities to make a difference. I believe our creative expressions make us different and yet can help us to understand the differences in each other. It is with these ideas in mind that I express my gifts.
I’ve spent more than 30 years fine-tuning my own creativity. In addition to photography, I have been a professional teacher, a singer, a jewelry designer, and corporate marketing manager.
I have a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Human Behavior.