I'm passionate about landscape photography and 3-D multimedia sculptures. The views right outside my front door are constant sources of inspiration: the ocean, the sky, clouds, sunsets, sunrises, trees and vegetation, and the architecture that coexists and interfaces with nature. In my work I stress colors, textures and a focus on details. I try to achieve a composition that invites the viewer to enter the scene and experience an emotional connection.
Michigan born and raised. Last thirty years living and loving landscape photography in the sunshine State of Florida. My first camera was a box camera, then a Kodak Brownie and at some point I lost track of how many types of cameras I owned between that first box camera until I began college.
College gave me my first experience with the 35mm SLR camera, with the added excitement of dark room for developing. That thrill of involvement in various aspects of photography was short-lived though, since I decided to pursue a degree in graphic design.
The graphic design program provided me with a wonderful learning opportunity in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking besides some more photography. After graduation my love for all mediums led me onto a mixed-media path but I soon discovered the frustration of depending on someone else to photograph my finished 3-D designs. What started out as a necessity ended up becoming a passion.
I became obsessed with learning all I could about cameras and processing. Then my Nikon, Photoshop and Lightroom became my best friends. Although I still do projects in mixed media I spend the majority of my creative time taking pictures and I also continue learning from Online photography classes and by being out in the field.
Experience is really the best teacher and by practicing what I have learned I make sure the finished product is of the highest quality in resolution, color and composition. I will never grow tried of the beauty the State of Florida has to offer. Exploring it's picturesque vistas from my own outlook, I want to show and share it with the world.
BFA Graphic Design, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan
Continuing Education in photography, Lightroom and Photoshop
Interwoven: Art Meets Nature- Juried show, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, Mass-"Spin" teapot
Camera USA 2017: National Photography Exhibition & Awards- Juried- Naples, Florida-"Odd Light Out"
100% Pure Florida Fifth Ave Gallery "Crossroads " and "Abandoned "
Viera Gallery " Crossroads" and " Abandoned "
Viera Gallery Juried- " Last Night's Sunset "
100% Pure Florida Fifith Ave Gallery
Viera Gallery Juried- "Aproaching Storm"
50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, "Spin " teapot
50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, "Upside Down Sized" teapot
Teapot Redefined Premiere, Mobilia Gallery, "Upside Down Sized" teapot
Teapot Redefined Preview, Mobilia Gallery, “ Spin ” teapot
Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, “ Witch’s Brew ” teapot
Canvas Project Vol 3 - by Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library
Celebrating Beads, Washington DC, “Worn Without Thorns”
Diamaru Department Store - Shinsaibashi, Oaka Japan ( invitational )
The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Kanagawa Japan ( invitational )
Matsuzakaya Department Store - Ginaz, Tokyo Japan ( invitational )
One Year Touring, Treasures of Toho
Bead Dreams, “Dancing Lady”
Bead Dreams, “ Serendipity ”
Bead Dreams, “ Vitrail Serenade ”
Bead Dreams, “ Eyes of the Storms ”
Bead Dreams, “ Bumblebee Blues ”
Bead Dreams, “ Strawberry Dress ”
100% Pure Florida Fifth Ave Gallery " Harmony " Merit Award
Best of America Jewelry Artists, “ Upsy Daisy ”
Best of America Jewelry Artists, “ Dancing Lady ”
2nd Place, Celebrating Beads - Washington DC, USA
Tied People’s Choice, Celebrating Beads - Washington DC, USA
Best Use of Shape, Celebrating Beads - Washington DC, USA
Best of America Jewelry Artists, “ Vitrail Serenade ”
Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Dancing Lady ”
Finalist, Beadwork Magazine - Beaded Bag Competition
1st Place, Bead Arts Awards International Competition
Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Serendipity ”
Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Vitrail Serenade ”
Honorable Mention, Best of Florida
Finalist, Fire Mountain Gems
Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Eyes of the Storms ”
Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Bumblebee Blues ”
Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Strawberry Dress ”
Book, Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry by Lark
Book, Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs
Book, Beading Across America: Jewelry Inspiration from Coast-Coast
Book, The Canvas Project Vol. 3: Encyclopedia of Artwork
Book, Best of America Jewelry Artists Vol. II
Calendar, The Woven Bead 2010
Calendar, The Woven Bead 2009
Book, Graphic Crafts Artist ‘07 - Japanese Publication
Magazine, Bead and Button, October Issue
Book, Best of America Jewelry Artists & Artisans Vol. 1
Book, Photographing Art, Crafts & Collectibles by Steve Meltzer
Magazine, Jewelry Arts & Lapidary Journal
Special Issue Magazine - Haute Handbags, “Strawberry Dress”
Book, Best of Artist Book Series, Florida
Magazine, Bead and Button - Bead Dreams
Magazine, Bead Arts Awards, Step by Step Beads 2006
Magazine, Crafts Report
Special Issue Magazine, Bead Dreams Exhibit of Work
Special Issue Magazine, Bead Dreams Exhibit of Work
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