Making photographs draws me into exploring our culturally and physically diverse world. Majestic landscapes, winding village roads, busy city streets and laid-back beach towns grab my attention. I love composing and rendering photographs to stand alone or to incorporate in mixed media pieces that nudge viewers to wonder, desire, comment or relate to something in their lives. Inspiration comes to me from many different places and things.
At a young age I was exposed to photography and cameras through my father who was a professional photographer and I became intrigued with the connection between a box with a push button, resulting image, and a print. When I was a teenager he opened a photo studio and I spent time helping him in his studio and lab. In addition I've taken beginning through advance photography courses in college, My degrees are a B.S in Business Administration and a M.A. in Education.
Many years later I began to explore alternative processes such as polaroid transfer, emulsion transfer, cyanotype and scanner photography. And about five years ago I added encaustic to my repertoire as another way to present my photographs more creatively.
My work has been displayed around Cocoa Beach including The Beachside Resident business office, Coastal Produce market, Studios of Cocoa Beach gallery, and Juice N Java Cafe wine bar and music venue. Outside of Cocoa Beach my work has been exhibited in a juried Kaleidoscope art show at Eau Gallery in Melbourne, Florida, FloridaWax, (a chapter of International Encaustic Artists) encaustic group shows at the Sanford Welcome Center, University Park in Winter Park and Casselberry Art House in Casselberry, and has been published in a National Park brochure, Wavelength magazine, Cocoa Beach Lifestyle magazine, Travel + Leisure online, Que Pasa? Puerto Rico tourism magazine, various travel and tourism websites and other promotional material.
A few years ago, I was the recipient of a second runner up award for a photograph I entered in a Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation photography contest, and not long ago I was honored to be chosen by a gifted high school student for an interview for a semester-long photography club she put together as a graduation requirement. She was a former student of mine and had been a member of a photography club I'd sponsored.
And the journey continues. Stay safe, mask up and sanitize. There's light at the end of the tunnel.
For more information about my process, or to exhibit or purchase my art feel free to contact me .