Throughout my artistic career, I have been drawn to the immediacy of photography and its ability to capture a salient moment. I’m constantly seeking interesting light and searching for the beauty and simplicity that light and color bring to the moments of my images. My personal photographic interests include landscape, equestrian, and wildlife images. I am also interested in documentary work and portraiture. Recently, I’ve been exploring macro photography, floral, still life, and abstract creations.
I‘ve had a lifelong interest in art and photography. As a child, I always wanted to be a teacher and I combined that interest with my love for the arts. As I began my college studies, I developed a deeper interest in photography. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1983 with a BFA in Art Education with a concentration in Photography. My photographic career began at ASU as a photographer for various departments photographing everything from gallery collections to football games and campus events. At ASU, I also worked on campus publications as a photographer and photo editor. During this time I began exhibiting my work, started assisting other photographers, and doing freelance work. After earning my BFA, I worked as the Art Director for Valle del Sol, a local community service organization, creating their publicity materials, public service announcements, coordinating community arts programs, and photo documenting organizational events. From 1986-2020, I taught at the elementary, junior high, high school and college levels, 2 years in general art and 28 years in commercial photography. While teaching, I completed my Masters Degree from ASU in Educational Media and Computers. In 2013, I earned my National Board Certification in Art. After retirement, I taught workshops for Arizona Highways Photoscapes. Throughout my career, I’ve been an avid photographer showing and publishing work and gaining inspiration through my love of nature and my passion as an equestrian.