Fine Art Photographer
I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and raised in Laurel, Mississippi. I have deep Southern roots and am quite proud to be a “Southern Belle”. I have lived on the West coast, East coast and recently have gotten closer to the south with a much anticipated move to the great state of Virginia where I currently reside with my wonderfully supportive husband of more than 35 years.
I am a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Fine Arts; where I studied art history, technique, design and composition. This formal training taught me how to balance and compose with color and form but it is my Grandmother who taught me both the love of art and of nature. I spent many hours at her side with my hands in the dirt planting and then admiring what came out of the ground in the spring with childlike wonder. My Grandmother took her passion for nature and its spectacular colors to create beautiful pottery. This inspired me to bring my passion into my love of photography.
I am still in awe of what nature can do and many of my images are from my own gardens as well as other gardens and places around the world. My extensive travels have taken me to places that offer great visual interest and I am drawn to texture, shape, color and balance. I shoot with a fine digital camera and spend many hours selecting just the right images from the 10,000’s captured and then spend many more hours in tactile manipulation of each image using layering, filters and color alteration to construct a dynamic representation of the subject. Photography is a medium that allows for freedom and flexibility in delivering an emotional and engaging look at the world. I want to be close; I want you to be close. I want you to be part of the image, part of nature and the world so you can feel it, smell it, and be in awe of it too.
My work has shown in galleries and many juried fine art shows; and my pieces have gone to homes and businesses all over the country and beyond. All of my images are original photographs signed and numbered. I hope you enjoy my work, and I really hope you appreciate the natural beauty around you everyday.