With my 31 year career as an engineer behind me, I’m now able to pursue my passions to the fullest.  My love of capturing images began back in the early ‘80s with black and white film and my own darkroom where I marveled at the the development process. When the digital era began replacing film and supplies became more difficult to find, I stepped away as the extensive time on the computer required in that new format was too close to how I spent most of my workday.  I sought out a more tangible way to express myself and found working with metal, flame, and hammer as a metalsmith gave me perfect balance and at times a way to relieve the stresses of day.

Now in retirement, I’ve rekindled my love of photography.  I capture the close up detail and beauty of flowers, worn beached objects, and elements of nature that cross my path on a flatbed scanner.  Once used to digitize my photographic negatives, my high-resolution scanner is now my ‘studio camera’ and the fine detail it captures never ceases to amaze me. Whether a single bloom or a ‘medley’ of treasures, the objects are placed directly on the scanner glass with the cover left open in a dark room. I build depth and layers from foreground to background on the glass surface. Using a preview feature, I can see the image as it will be recorded and rearrange elements until it’s just what I had imagined.

To me this process feels somewhat like organizing a group portrait. I place the individuals near one another in a pleasing and cohesive composition, intertwine outreaching elements to project a feeling of connection, and then capture the moment.

Overall, it’s all about passion, the joy of creating … and the continuous quest to learn and grow.

Shows and Recognition

      • 2024 Westport Art Group, It’s Only Natural Spring Show, Best Interpretation of the Theme award for ‘Hellebore Medley’.
      • 2024 Plymouth Center for the Arts, The 14th Annual Fine Art of Photography, Best of Show award for ‘Tulips and Hornet Nest Medley’.
      • 2024 Rhode Island Photographic Arts, Tenth International Juried Exhibition, Juror selected work 'Woodland Medley'.
      • 2024 Midori Creatives, Meditations on Landscape III show, selected work 'Woodland Medley'.
      • 2024 Westport Free Public Library, two artist show.
      • 2024 Rhode Island Photographic Arts, The Fifth Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Juror selected work 'Tulip and Hornet's Nest Medley'.  Awarded the 'Solo Show in 2025' award.
      • 2024 Imago Gallery, Community Show, Juror's Honorable Mention for 'Tulip and Hornet's Nest Medley' and IFA Honorable Mention for body of work.
      • 2023 Fine Furnishings Show, Best of Show Fine Art/Craft for the body of work.
      • 2023 Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Regional Show, Washington Trust Company Excellence in Photography award for 'Paper Nautilus Medley'.
      • 2023 Wickford Art Center, Splash of Color show, Honorable Mention for 'Yellow Tulips #2'.
      • 2023 Marion Art Center, Members Show, Mentioned in Wanderer News Paper for 'Yellow Tulips #1' and 'Yellow Tulips #2'.
      • 2023 Imago Gallery, Community Show, Best of Show for 'White Tulip Medley'.

Affiliated Organizations

    • Attleboro Arts Museum, member.
    • Concord Art, member.
    • Griffin Museum of Photography, member.
    • National Association of Women Artists (NAMA), juried Signature Member.
    • New Bedford art Museum, member.
    • Plymouth Center For the Arts, member.
    • RI Photographic Arts, member.
    • South Coast Artists Association, member and studio tour participant.
    • Westport Art Group, member
    • Wickford Art Association, juried Artist Member.

My Home Studio  ... and all the things I love about it ...