The play of light, shadow shapes, and patterns, worn and textured surfaces all speak to me as a photographer. Architectural detail and historic structures–odd nooks and corners, columns and steps–capture my eye. Windows and doors fascinate me. Bright blocks of color attract me. Much of my photography is done while traveling–Europe, Canada, and the US but often I find the perfect shot right near home.
I am a photographer and teacher. Currently working with digital images, I use a Nikon D70 camera and an Epson R2880 printer employing UltraChrome K3 archival inks. I also create black and white photographs and alternative processes such as manipulated polaroid, emulsion lifts, and hand colored polaroid and laser transfers.
At the Chaffee Gallery in Rutland, Vermont, I have exhibited in many member shows, winning several awards and have been a participant in four solo group exhibits–the latest being September 2010. At the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester VT, I have participated in their juried member shows as well being a features exhibitor in 2009. I have been an Open Studio participant-and am a juried member of the Vermont Arts Council. I am a juried member of the Brandon Artists Guild and have had two featured exhibits–most recently March 2011.
My Associate of Science Degree in Photography is from Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia and I have studied with photographers Elizabeth Opalenik, Frank Lavelle, and Jonathan Bailey, among others.