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Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl, forever curious about the photos my father was always taking. I got my first camera when I was nine. But it wasn't until I got my first 35mm camera in college that I began to discover the joy of photography. For as long as I can remember I have always loved to draw and create. I was fascinated with trees, with all their intricate branches and loved to draw them. When I got my 35mm camera I once again found myself drawn to them, not just to their branches but to the way the light illuminated the leaves and the veins running through them or the shadows they would throw or the sunlight streaming through the branches. With the purchase of a macro lens, I was soon discovering a whole new way of looking at and seeing them as well as the flowers around me. I would spend hours photographing a single bouquet of flowers in natural light, drawn not only to the beauty in their shapes and colors but to the poetry in a single petal, curved and catching the light in just a certain way. The more I looked through the lens, the more I saw that drew me in to that creative energy residing within me.
Like many, if not most fine art photographers, I am drawn to the light and color, and the feelings that come up for me when I find myself drawn in by the beauty all around me. Whether I am looking out my window at storm clouds rolling in, or walking in the arboretum or traveling through Italy, I am aroused by and driven to capture the poetry in the images I see. Also, like most photographers I have now gone strictly digital and have a love/hate relationship with the computer and the digital darkroom. Film was so much simpler and truer, but, alas, the digital age has given me the opportunity to share my art with all of you in a way I could never have done with film. I hope you enjoy viewing my images as I continue to build my galleries and my website. I welcome your comments and if you see some image you would love to have in your home, your place of business or to give as a gift, you've come to the right place! You can also email me. Just click on the upper right hand corner.