Connect With Me:
I’m an artistic nature photographer with a flare for visual fine arts, fashion, and crafts. My playground is in the details of nature that no one else seems to take notice of. I love to capture blooms, and insects, and even better when I can get the two in the same shot. I’m an opportunist and adventurer, I find beauty and wonder in every day life and aim to share it with the world.
I’m always at the ready with the camera on my smart phone, which takes print quality photos; I also use a Canon Powershot SX10 IS; and in the past preferred the use of my Konika Minolta 35 mm Film SLR. In the future I want to go back to film, and play with other size formats, but for now digital is all I can afford. I’m proficient in Adobe Photoshop for re-touching and editing images, and prefer to keep my prints as simple as possible, I want the eye to be focused on what I intended, and do my best to crop and edit out anything that is distracting while still keeping the original integrity of the subject.
As an artist my whole life, I bring all my talents and skills I’ve learned over the years in the fine arts into how I capture my subject. I see the world as a canvas, and moments are so fleeting; I need to be ready to take hold of the present and capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments. The fleeting beauty of a bloom, the short lived life of the spider or butterfly, I want to bring those moments into the realm of forever, so I can share how I see with world with you.
My Life and a Bit of History
Born and raised in snowy Minnesota in the heart of the Twin Cities, I currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’m a two-time Dean’s List student working on a Business B.A. with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at APUS Online University. I want to merge my passion for the arts with my passion to own my own business. I’m a life-time member of the Golden Key Honour Society and a member of Delta Mu Delta.
Right before Thanksgiving 2007, my marriage ended in domestic abuse. I struggled with the aftermath of a head injury from my ex-husband’s blows and the loneliness of mental illness long after the divorce was final. I felt like I had lost any chance of staying employed and leading a normal life.
In my search for a coping mechanism and renewed self-worth, creativity presented itself.
I dabbled with every medium I could get my hands on. I painted, I drew, and I photographed everything. Bit by bit, I put my past, present and future into my art, I laid myself bare; stripping away the years of confusion, abuse, constant depression and pain. I was blessed with donations of art supplies, therapy and so much more. I used my creativity as a tool to change my life and and then people started buying my artwork.
I feel very blessed and thankful for all the wonderful people who have come into my life through my process of healing. Once I am done with my Business Degree I plan to open my own business and move from being a hobbyist to a professional artist.
I am very excited to take the next step in my life and my career.