My ya’ll is an authentic one being from Texas. After a career as a nurse, I turned to photography as a way to express myself. I compromised on my childhood vocational dreams and found that my desire for storytelling was much more suited to be done through my camera. I am self-taught when it comes to photography, although I have wonderful peers that willingly share their knowledge and experience. (An extra special thank you to the boy in my life who has been supportive from day one.) I have been fortunate to connect with audiences and galleries that enjoy my artistry.
I started reading when I was 4. I had a voracious appetite for the words that formed music, poems, plays, and novels. Growing up, I wanted to be a librarian by day and an author by night. At many key moments in my life, I failed to communicate what I needed to say because I couldn’t find words that seemed powerful enough to encompass my thoughts and feelings. I was often misunderstood. However, with my camera; my voice, and my thoughts finally found an outlet. My photographic approach is to try and capture movement or color in a way that creates a visceral response from the viewer when seeing a subject captured in this way. I want to draw the viewer into the visual story that unfolds when I use my camera to seek out the essence of my subjects. Stories breathe life into images and forge connections to art in a way that still fills me with awe.