The desire to capture and bring back beautiful images while sailing in the Caribbean years ago first sparked my interest in photography. Photography workshops in beautiful places such as Yosemite, Monterey, the White Mountains, Sequoia National Park, and Ghost Ranch along with training with the CSU Summer Arts program where I learned about the camera, Photoshop, and composition increased my knowledge, confidence, and passion for photography. “Literacy through Photography” workshops at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University were instrumental in my work with students using photography as a medium of communication.
I moved from California to New Mexico three years ago after being inspired by the Ghost Ranch landscape and spirit and have become a docent at the Ranch leading Georgia O’Keeffe landscape tours. Her quote: of “Filling the space in a beautiful way, that is what art means to me”, continues to be an inspiration. I also teach I Phone and Photography workshops and enjoy sharing the joy of capturing a beautiful image.
My work is in a variety of private collections across the country and has been shown in venues including the Ansel Adams Gallery and the Yosemite Museum in Yosemite. Currently my work is on exhibit at Yucca Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque, the Abiquiu Inn in Abiquiu, NM, and the Gifted Hands Gallery in Madrid, NM.
“Designs in Nature” are often the subject of my work, and showing how the commonplace may become the unusual with photography continues be a motivating force. I am a photographer and mixed media artist whose challenge continues to be finding beauty to photograph in my ‘backyard’ as well as in my travels. The New Mexico landscape, and color, patterns, and contrast are most intriguing to me and continue to capture my attention.