I'm a born optimist, believe in self-reliance and trust life. Challenges are a good thing; it's in my nature to whistle in the dark and move forward. The making of art is a great pleasure but it can make for an uncertain financial future. As a result I pursued a more conventional career but I never quit thinking about and making art. I lived in Miami, Florida, until I followed a good man and my heart to a farm in the heartland. Stretch and grow! It was a great gift that allowed me to discover, or more accurately, to rediscover my passion in creating images.
I now have the creative joy of telling peoples' stories in photographs and paintings. In addition to being the resident photographer and portraitist at Light Pixie Studio, I do post production and retouching, as well as the business side of planning, marketing, sales, bookkeeping, IT and hairpulling too. For too many years it was intimidating to launch my own business. Having success at it has made me eager for bigger challenges. It is my own venture and it reflects what I like to do and how I see the world!
Life seen through the lens of a camera or brushing color is exciting and inspiring. People remark that my images—photographs and paintings—are lively and realistic, and that the subject’s eyes appear to see!
The biggest rewards come from smiles of those who say I've captured their personal stories in my work.
Glowing beauty . . . inside and out
This photo caused the subject to smile at what she saw as “awakened assets.” Age is no disadvantage when you’re beautiful inside and out.
Canon xTi, 50 mm portrait lens, Aperture priority, f5.6, 1/6 sec, ISO 200, raw CR2