Living an artistic life is my dream …
My creative journey as a self taught painter photographer was inspired
by my daughter Christina.
I loved taking pictures of her during her pregnancy with her first
Seeing this beautiful young woman walking on the beach, looking
like a nordic goddess, demanded capturing the moment, telling her
When my grandson Christopher was born I couldn't take enough pictures
of him. Seeing new life, shiny and bright, the light of God in his
My sweet little granddaughter Jennifer arrived 9 years later and
she is my most recent subject.
In 2012 my friend encouraged me to enter the 'It's Magical' WIPI
Competition and to my surprise the juror for sunsets, Stephen Perloff
gave my Rothko-like photo an Honorable Mention. That emboldened
me to share more of my work.
Born in war-torn Berlin Germany I learned to live in the moment,
for the moment. Life taught me to be to able to see the treasures
of nature and living. Connected with nature, I want to allow the
garden of my mind to be rooted in my soul.
I worked as a Physical Culturist on the Body-Mind-Spirit aspects
of myself and others. Through Yoga and Dance I developed a program
I call "Stretch-assage," a self-healing, self-empowering
system, integrating the spiritual, mental and physical nature of
man. A fun acronym I came up with for "Thumbs up" THROUGH
HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING MAN BECOMES SUPERMAN ULTIMATE POWER
Being a Vegetarian for the last 40 years kindled my desire to grow
with nature. As a gardener I joined my local garden committee and
was part of creating the "Sustainability Bill of Rights,"
which the City of Santa Monica adopted. I love living at the beach.
As an environmental activist I had to answer the call for political
involvement , when I was elected to the County Council of the Green
Party. I enjoy being a part of a group working on real solutions.
My grandfather was Grand Master of the Freemasons and opened the
door for me to become a member of the Eastern Star. We support many
charities, particularly children and veterans.
I am delighted to share some of my moments with you.
WIPI - PhotoArt Wall group installation -EXHIBIT, photo la 2015
May 2012, IT'S MAGICAL, SUNSETS - Honorable Mention | juror Stephen
Women In Photography International Charter Member
Santa Monica, CA
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File complete August 30, 2014
Updated & Complete April 12, 2015