Capturing moments in time with my camera is my passion. I am drawn to whatever resonates with my creative soul, thinking as much about the design, light, shadow, pattern, or gesture as I do about the subject itself. I search less and let my awareness draw me to what I can use as my canvas, and I often add layering of texture or color to my original image. My current work reflects my life in northwest Colorado as well as my travels and friendships in countries around the world, and is often playful in its expression.
I have been an educator since 1968 and a photographic artist for 43 years. I studied Fine Art Photography at UCLA and Otis Art Institute with some of the best -- Robert Heinecken, Garry Winogrand, Karen Truax, Eileen Cowin and others. I’ve always been interested in alternative styles of creative photography including hand painting silver prints (hand coloring), Polaroid SX-70 manipulations, and digital multiple exposures. My current passion is the exciting world of iPhoneography. I believe the camera is a ‘tool’ to use in the lifelong process of self-discovery and personal growth. To that end, with my iPhone always nearby, I am free to respond, create and share my vision spontaneously while continuing my photographic and life journey.
A Few Personal Thoughts: In 2007 I was challenged with breast cancer and believe that this experience and being a 16 year cancer survivor has helped me understand that art has the ability to touch us deeply in our most vulnerable moments and that art can play an important role in contributing to the healing process for people in stressful health situations. Additionally, photography, particularly of the natural world, is inspirational and healing for both the photographer as well as for the viewer. And because of this, I have been incredibly fulfilled to place my artwork in many doctor’s offices, medical centers and cancer treatment facilities, as well as private homes. I currently have permanent installation of my photographs at the Jan Bishop Cancer Center here in Steamboat Springs.
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