I am a photo-based artist that realized I saw the world in photographic frames at the age of 16. I have spent more than 50 years with a camera in hand.
I became a single mom after running from an abusive situation, grabbing my daughters, a grocery bag filled with clothes & toys, and my camera. I worked in the corporate world while taking portraits & shooting weddings on the side for 15 years before devoting myself to full-time photography, specializing in portraiture for women.
In 2008, I chose to concentrate on creating my art and began showing it in galleries throughout the area.
In January 2020, I was selected to participate in the “31 Women Artists” show in Sedona, AZ. It was a celebration of the original exhibition of 31 women surrealists in 1943.
I continue to experiment and explore the inner recesses of the mind without restriction and with complete honesty while sharing my heart and creating a connection with the viewer.
I notice life as it moves around me as I move through it. I look at the world in a more abstruse frame of mind than accepting the obvious. I’m interested in what lies inside our minds, hearts, and spirits.
I realized more than 20 years ago that I wanted to create art that reflects resilience, strength, and the connection that women possess. I want to use my creative voice to empower women.
My process begins with a concept or I go through my photos to see what speaks to me the loudest to begin a journey to excavate what lies within. I want to engage and inspire viewers to discover something about themselves. My images are inspired by dreams, nature, Jungian archetypes, and current world conditions.
I seek solace through art. Art provides a sense of peace and understanding that I hope resonates with viewers.
Once I believe I am finished with a piece, I ask myself if I have gone deep enough and if it is honest. It always needs to come from my heart.