I received my BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and have continually maintained a studio, working in two different media.
I first achieved national recognition with my fiber sculptures, which won two major awards at an international exhibit at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. I have also had many successful one-person shows, including one at the prestigious Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Nationally, I have conducted over 30 workshops in creativity, design and color theory and was a major speaker at two national conferences. I also published a book (printed in two editions) concerning design and creativity in the field of fiber arts, and wrote numerous articles for a national magazine.
After a brief break from my art to obtain an advanced degree, I returned to my first love – photography. After graduation I set up a dark room and focused on black and white photography. Later I progressed to color film and then transitioned to digital. I now create artwork combining the media of photography and watercolor. My editions of “photo-paintings” are created by layering photographs along with scanned watercolors, forming dream-like, symbolic images.
My representational photographs, mostly of nature and wildlife, are “heightened in reality”. These dream-like photographs are enhanced to create an impressionistic quality, reminiscent of poetic visions.
Between watercolor painting and the digital process I am able to be creatively free and spontaneous. Combining these media opens limitless, possibilities, allowing me to fully express my visions and ideas.
I maintain a full-time studio producing editions of both my photography and my photo-paintings.