Taking photographs of nature gives me joy and a sense of peace. Capturing the beauty of a flower or landscape in a photograph allows me to hold on to that joy and to share it with others. I delight in and am inspired by the detail, design and colors contained within a single flower or scene. I have a sense of losing myself in the experience of trying to preserve the incredible beauty and harmony of nature and the light and shadows of any given moment. Hours fly by in this pursuit. The opportunity to show my work is a gift.
I started taking photography seriously in 1999. Until 2011, I used a Minolta 370 camera, a Tamron SP90 macro lens, and, most often, Velvia ISO 50 film. At that time, I transitioned to digital photography and now use an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera. My photographs have little to no digital manipulation. The size of my framed photographs generally range from 5" x 7" to 22" x 30".
I am fortunate to live in Western Massachusetts with its beautiful landscape, farms, parks, rivers and lakes. Until 2019, I spent five months a year in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada; many of my photographs of animals and landscapes were taken there.
I am a member of the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, Cottage Street Studios and Easthampton City Arts+.