I have always been interested in art and science - particularly the natural world. Both fields require keen observation.
My most current work uses sophisticated digital enhancement and photography to convey to others the natural world as it affects me. I have a deep concern for the fragile state of our changing environment and how it affects life on earth. My primary interest has been birds and flowers. I sometimes find the unusual, but often just try to show the viewer something new in the familiar. I strive for strong design and composition. Some images require minimal adjustments; for others, I experiment extensively with the computer as a new medium. My hope is to make visible to the viewer how I perceive and respond on a deeper level to the world around me.
In addition to photography, I enjoy exploring a variety of media. My body of work reflects my many interests. In school, I illustrated my own haiku and senryu using oils and acrylics. I created two different series of jazz musicians, one using ink and oil pastel, one using charcoal and pastels. My collage series was done as a study of color and pattern using cut up paper (magazines) as my palette. One of these images was selected to be a label on a bottle of Chardonelle in the Les Bourgeois Wine Competition in Rocheport, MO. I own a wheel and a kiln and spent years working with clay. I have also created monoprints using oils and papercuts.
Digital Painting is a new concept using the computer as a new medium. My digital painting "If Only" won first place in the One Read Competition entitled "Home" at the Columbia Public Library in 2013.
Purple Chameleon Cards is a series of blank cards that I have designed using my images. These are available in my studio and at the Art House in Fulton, MO.
I presently have a studio at Orr Street Studios in the North Village Arts District in Columbia, MO. I exhibit my work at Orr Street Studios, the Columbia Art League, and other local venues in Columbia, MO and at the Art House in Fulton, MO.