As a fine art photographer and digital print maker, I look for the beauty, the unusual, or the irony in the details of a scene. I particularly like to zoom in for a close look at a subject which might be ordinary if seen in normal perspective. I also use atmosphere, composition, and light to dramatically enhance a subject and to impart a sense of place to landscapes or cityscapes. Reflection, color, texture and contrast are also dimensions I explore and adjust to make an image more memorable. My work with digital equipment and programs has allowed me to create images and photomontages with which I hope to provoke thought and in which I encourage the viewer to participate. Some photographs beg to be altered or to join others to make a statement or express an emotion. Digital enhancements, addition or deletion of color, and selection of the most suitable substrate can often best convey an image's message.
Member: Gallery Underground, Arlington Artists Alliance, Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun County Artisan Trail, Gallery 75, the Art League, Capitol Hill Art League
Awards: Best in Show, Capitol Hill Art League Juried Exhibition at the Hill Center (2018), The Torpedo Factory Artists Association Award of Merit at Art in City Hall, Art in City Hall honorable mentions, the Art League equal awards
Exhibitions: Viewfinders: 8 Photographers, Hill Center (March-April 2018), Details, Eno Wine Bar (March-April 2018), Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour (June 2018), Layers, Washington Printmakers Gallery (November 2017), Bella Italia, Via Umbria Galleria, (October 2016), Busted, Washington Printmakers Gallery (September 2016); "Loudoun USA" exhibit at Main Taunus-Galerie, Hofheim, Germany; "Women's Work" and "Loudoun Waterways" exhibits with the Loudoun Arts Council as well as its exhibits at Franklin Park Arts Center; numerous Art League membership shows; Art in City Hall (Alexandria, VA); Featured Artist - "Fenestre Veneziane" at the Fairfax Art League.
Studies in photography, digital imaging, mixed media and art marketing in Honolulu and at various Metro DC institutions.