After a discouraging critique by a photography professor while I was a young student many years ago, I quietly put my first 35mm Pentax camera down, believing that I would never take photographs again. It wasn’t until the digital age when my techie instincts took over that I fell in love with taking pictures. A former weaver, jewelry-maker, paper-maker, and some-time graphic designer, I am delighted by color, form, texture and the serendipitous juxtaposition of those elements and the visual treats they present.
I live amongst the glorious Redwoods in Mill Valley, yet my inspiration often comes from travels here and there. You will often find me taking close-up photographs of colorful walls, sidewalks, grit and other mundane details of daily life. I feel like an archaeologist gathering treasures…and when I lay them out before me I have a sense of the place I have been.
I also enjoy exploring urban themes and black and white imagery – a contrasting and equally exciting photographic adventure with a more modern twist, which provides me with a similar way of seeing through form, line and texture.
I am a member of Artists of Mount Tamalpais, a group of 20 artists who live and have studios in the neighborhood of Muir Woods Park.