I am inspired by the poetry of creative music, my colorful garden, my red feeder’s flitting hummingbirds, and textured architecture. I am inspired taking breaths of air looking over my patio from my blue Edwardian sofa and looking out over a valley of autumn-leaved trees from a hilltop. In the inspirations of daily life and rare jaunts farther afield, despite ill health and energy, I capture life to relax, remember, and reenvision.
Blessed with an artist's heart and mind, I take my pictures, keeping and sharing, hoping you see my life and art for the opportunity to reach for things thought beyond your grasp to do or be, whether limited by others’ discouragement, poor health, marginal finances, unemployment, or world-changing pandemic. You, too, may be expert if you desire. Be inspired to stay a moment, take a breath, and appreciate the wonders around you, whatever the circumstance or medium.
I take photographs on a non-professional camera or my iPhone not just because I literally am a starving artist but because too much gear or too much perfectionism may hinder my movement and miss the rare moments when an unending monotonous valley of summer green is lit up by sun and shadowed by cloud to show hills and hillocks and reflect green variance and blue water. I use lighter gear so I may easily lie on the ground or crouch below a building to see the creativity in the art of life.
Photography is God’s gift of respite from a frantic world and restless thoughts. Being an artist is to be entrusted to express reality and imagination in ways that captivate, inspire, or inform to enrich lives.
I earned my MA summa cum laude in Professional and Technical Writing with a Creative Nonfiction emphasis in December 2020. My education included valuable lessons in multimedia developer for document design, website development, and Creative Cloud Suite that feed my passion for photography. I seek elusive great Captures to illustrate documents and web design and promote art itself.
As a child, I began in photography with a 110mm camera. Without art education or photographer training, my experience grew with time and freedom from expectation. Only an expensive hobby then, digital cameras gave me freedom in artistic perspective and imagination. I don’t mind amusing bystanders, crouching on sidewalks for architectural angles or lying on the ground for diminutive clover.
Despite my lifelong interest in capturing life, I only turned my passion professional in 2019 with competitions and exhibits and honing digital artistry and creative instinct. I share my perspectives in social media, publications, and exhibits, such as in Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery; Buffalo River Art Gallery; and Little Rock, Arkansas’ The Rep Artworks.
In June, Fusion Art honored me with a solo spotlight exhibit, and I have awards from competitions through Black Box Gallery; Fusion Art; Light, Space and Time; Art-Competition; Contemporary Art Gallery Online; J. Mane Gallery; Monovisions; and Contemporary Art Room Gallery Online. I continue to receive acceptances to publish both writing and photography.
The Rep Artworks
5 x 5 Fundraiser
Arkansas Arts Council
Downtown Little Rock
Prism - 1090
Over and Away - 1091
International Art Competition Gallery Exhibits
Best in Show--Colors
Contemporary Art Gallery Online
444 total entries
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601 total entries
Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
All won online gallery exhibit and gallery book inclusion. Top 3 also exhibited in physical gallery.
550 total entries
550 total entries
Color Photography: 2020 Exhibit and Gallery Book Forthcoming (700 entries)
500 total entries