I’m a generally all-around creative person, artist & a self-taught photographer. For 20 years, I was a busy mom with no time to draw or paint. So I kept my creative spark going by taking what I called artsy-fartsy photographs as I took tons of photos of my kids.
In 2015, with 20 years’ worth of all those artsy-fartsy photographs waiting to see the light of day, I finally had the guts to show my work for the first time in the 9th Annual Block of Art in 2015. Since then, my work has won awards in several venues including a first place win in the Keystone Juried Exhibition.
When I see an image, I see it as a painting or drawing rather than a traditional photograph. The quality and angle of the light is the foremost criteria for capturing the image; many of my photos are more about the light instead of the actual subject. That image becomes a very unconventional photo as it is printed on watercolor (and other kinds of paper) and is then hand tinted or colored with pencil, chalk pencils, pastels, color pencils, watercolor or whatever else I find laying around.
Lately, my favorite subjects are industrial decay, urban landscapes and flowers (?!). Also, I am madly in love with color.
In 2017 I moved up in the world and became a Studio Artist at The Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven PA. I’m in studio 317 and it’s a great studio with lots of good stuff. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood when the Walk In is open!
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.