My love of photography began with images of my small town in Pennsylvania. As a child, I loved the old sepia photos of my Austrian and Ukrainian immigrant grandparents and their elders, where subjects stood ramrod tall and never smiled. These photos held a certain allure for me: visions of distant countries and exotic cultures, places to explore and people to meet, wondering about their story.
The energy of color, shape, light and texture blend together to invite ones eye into the piece. Divine timing is a gift that presents the image at the most unexpected times. My "camera eye" is enhanced by intuitive process painting and found object and assemblage art. During the last few years, Ive had the chance to travel to places near and far, experiencing those distant countries and cultures I dreamt about while viewing family photos. Looking at lifes offerings differently is my goal, the ordinary in far off countries and places close to home. Sharing these photos with you is pure joy.
Annual Members Exhibit Live Oak Art Center Columbus, Texas October 2012,November 2013
SPIN8:Put a Tree on It Houston Center for Photography Group Show for Trees for Houston June 2012 Houston, Texas
Tailgate for a Cure November 2010 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Houston, Texas
Dutch American Heritage Day November 2009 Netherlands Texas Business Association Houston, Texas
Dia de los Muertos October 2009 Lawndale Art Center Houston, Texas
Girls Delight March 2009 Houston Design Center Houston, Texas
Holiday Art Walk December 2008 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Houston, Texas
Eye Candy September 2008 Solo Show True You Creativity Studio Houston, Texas
Creative Process for the Wild Heart: An Intuitive and Collaborative Project February 2007 Wild Heart Art Houston, Texas
St. Luke's Episcopal Health System Development Office Houston, Texas
Conroe Emergency Center Conroe, Texas
Divino Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar Houston, Texas