Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me. I have loved photography ever since I was given my first camera, a Yashiga rangefinder, when I was about 10 years old. A whole new world opened up for me through the camera lens. I loved being able to capture what I saw and sharing it with others. I learned about the mechanics of photography mostly through trial and error, as most kids learn to do things. I would go to the library and borrowed books on photography. I loved Ansel Adams' work, and dreamed of one day being able to create images with such impact on the viewers.
When I took a photography class in high school, I learned to use photography as an art form. It empowered me to communicate to the world through the images I create. I discovered that through photography, I can touch people in ways that words sometimes fail to do. Photography then became more than just a hobby. It became a way for me to interact with people, like talking and singing, a way for me to express myself.
I continued in the art of photography for many years. As I journeyed through life and became a wife and mother, and as the responsibility and expense of raising children grew, the resources and time I have for photography gradually diminished. A quarter of a century flew by, my children grew up, and so I found myself with time for photography again.
It has been fun learning from many generous photographers more advanced than I am. I still have a lot more to learn, and nothing would give me more joy than to keep learning about photography, to take more photographs, and share what I see through the lens with the world.
So, thank you for coming to my website and allowing me to touch you in some way. I hope you will come along with me as I continue to develop as an artist who paints with light.