Artist Statement / Bio: My passion is to see life in things often passed by.
I use the camera to capture a scene and translate a message, an emotion, a question. It is my desire to capture the ordinary and make it unique. A health challenge caused me to see life from a different perspective -- seeing the details in places and objects that would previously have gone unnoticed. I strive to capture emotion in a manner that transcends from the printed image.
I handle all printing of my photographs (archival pigment prints) including the selection of fine art papers. This allows me full control of my work from inspiration to capture to printed art.
In addition to exhibiting, I teach photography and other art mediums. I founded and led a photography group in my community for seven years. I have curated or organized twenty-six exhibits in the past seven years. I also teach workshops. My favorite workshops are composition and editing in addition to one with a special focus on exhibiting and presentation of work to guide photographers as they enter competitions. More recently, I have created Barn Quilts and participated in chalk art events.
I chaired a County Public Arts Committee for three years and had the opportunity to work with others in an endeavor to bring public art to our community. I serve on the Board of another arts organization. In 2017, I participated in the Atlanta Regional Commission's Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) program.