Framed print (23″ x 16”) black frame, white mat
This yearling grizzly cub was fishing with his mother on the Atnarko River in the Bella Coola Valley. I was there with a group of fellow photographers in 2016 all crammed onto the BC Parks viewing platform. Sometimes you can wait all day for a siting of grizzlies but this sunny day the grizzlies were present on the far shore and we were all happily clicking away.
I had lost sight of this cub as he swam to the shore close to the viewing platform until he surfaced about 15 feet in front of me. When you are shooting wildlife, you must be prepared for the unexpected, so I had mere seconds to capture this moment with the sun dancing like stars on the water in front of the cub. We also took boat tours down the river but this was my ‘winning’ image from that trip.
I am a visual artist and educator living in Rosedale with 3 dogs & one cat. To express my creativity, I use photography. Consequently, I belong to several local artists’ and photography groups. These include the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, since 2009 and the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club since 1996.
I teach entry level photography at the Chilliwack Cultural Center. In the summer, I co-ordinate the photography team for the Harrison Festival of the Arts.
My work has been displayed many places in the Fraser Valley. The O’Connor Art Gallery, Chilliwack Museum, the Royal Hotel, the Chilliwack Regional District office and the Chilliwack Art Room. In Abbotsford, the Kariton House Gallery and the Art & Wine Walk. As well as the Mission Art Gallery and Harrison Festival of the Arts
I have been published internationally in calendars, (Prospera Credit Union & Multi-faith). And magazines (Bluegrass North).
My fine art images are inspired by the world before me. Allowing me to see the marvelous in the mundane, the magic in a moment. Then share my vision with the viewer.
Above all, a passion for portraiture emerged when I recognized a desire to reveal their own personal ‘beauty’. Certainly, to embrace and celebrate the amazing person they are, at any age! The portraits I create are not just about a pretty face and nice lighting. Your shoot should reflect your story, to show you as you are, or how you wish to be!
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