As a native of the Midwest, I grew up
in an agricultural family business. One day, while up in our attic,
I found an old 120-roll camera. I was like 10 years old. Little
did I know where that old roll camera would take me! I had no idea
that 30 years later, I’d be a Photographic Artist. My work
has been in high school and college yearbooks, along with book publishers.
I guess it really begin with a 120 roll camera, a local 4-H club
and county fairs, where I won several champion trips to the Minnesota
State Fair. The National 4-H Congress in Washington D.C. Professional
state photo shows. Hey, I was only 15 at the time. How many 15 year
old's are taken seriously? After winning a big show at the state
level, that prize money was used to get a 35MM camera, which I still
own today, a Minolta XG1.
Just a few months after getting that camera, I started sending out
photos to companies like publisher McGraw-Hill. I just kept sending
images, they kept me engaged by replying, “we like this shot
or that shot.” Finally, one letter had an offer, the first
sale, and a book cover. Over the years, that editor at McGraw-Hill
kept in contact with me until their retirement. Throughout this
relationship, over 35 years, it’s been a huge boost to my
desire to continue this work.
In May of 2014 after many years of working in Higher Ed my job suddenly
ended it is hear in the craft of photography that has once again
come to rescue and nourish me as it did when I started way back
as a teenager. I have always wanted to devote a set period of time
to focus not only on my photography but that of cultivating a spiritual
center. It is hear where the two actually have meet each other.
Now almost a year later the two seam to weave new life daily into
my fine art and freelance work.
cultivates the depth of imagination, courage, and service needed
to transform an unjust world.
Future Lab Solo show East Boston
PhotoLA-2015 “Put Yourself in the Picture"
Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, Ma “Summer Themed Exhibit”
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, Ma
PhotoLA-2014 Post Card and Online group Presentation
Brandies University Kniznick Gallery Faculty/staff show. Waltham,
Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, Ma
Best of show, Solo show, People’s choice Awards
Brandies University Kniznick Gallery Faculty/ staff show. Waltham,
Sunny Side café, Westerville, OH
FACES Juried Competition, Honorable
Mention group "Sixty 60-69"
The Bolton Fair, Bolton, MA
South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA
“Photography Now “Juried by Henry Horenstein
Professional Photographers Show/gold ward Student Division, Denver,
Nicollet County Fair, St Peter, MN
Minnesota 4-H State Fair, St Paul, MN
Minnesota Living lights show, St Paul, MN
UPDATE - JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016
Gradually I am starting to rebuild a business in photography. I
had a solo show with Future Lab in East Boston, Ma in April of 2015.
Work featured there were from collections titled Carnivals, small
works (10) 5x7 (1) 16x20 (Featured work in WIPI Yale Beinecke Charter
Gallery) Mystic Meditations, small (12) 4x6 Prof Prints pined to
the wall (future gallery show) (4) 20x30 B/W Silver RC prints of
carnival food stands. Two photos were juried in to the yearly show
at Amazing things Arts in Framingham, Ma. (Juror was Linda J Hirsch,
photos were from the carnival series 5x7 and Mystic Meditations
Blue Daises 8x12 Canvas.
I’ve joined forces with a small studio co coop with in the
Boston Photo Center Studio and Banafaheh Ehtemam Artist Creative
Consultant. Plans there are to do more studio and commercial work
in the upcoming years and say goodbye to the corp daily grind. Dream
goal being able to mentor up and coming talent that like me got
lost in my early years.
Women in Photography International Charter Member 2006
for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer, and
promotional use for Women In Photography International. All inquiries
regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must be directed
to the photographer.
File complete April 1,2015
Biography Final, February 2016 - WIPI group library submission