Framed print (16×20”) – gold frame, beige mat
This image was taken in 2011 at Cheam Wetlands – a simple reflection of bulrushes & branches taken at sunset on a rather gray day. I originally overlooked this image as just another snapshot from that outing, but a year or two later, I was searching that folder of images and suddenly this reflection jumped out to me as the best of the lot! It was a good lesson in not deleting what at first may seem a mediocre picture – since this has turned out to be one of my favorites! It speaks to me of simplicity and serenity and the simple joys we can find in the moment if we have but ‘eyes to see’!
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!
Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.