Structure, strong color and intersecting lines are the graphic elements I employ to challenge the viewer to a labyrinthine experience, to loose themselves in a maze of lines and color. I use telephoto lenses as extraction devices to present patterns, shapes and textures in captivating schemes. Elements of typography feature in my work as well. Having studied the shapes and forms of letters throughout my life, I find myself discovering these shapes in the environment and presenting them to the viewer from different contexts.
After initially working in the photographic field for several years, I left to raise my family. After returning to the art field as a graphic artist, I had over 20 years experience working as a designer and illustrator. During that period I had extensive experience working with and selecting images for publications. I then turned to photography full-time and plan to make this the main focus of my creative endeavors. Landscapes, doors, windows and floral images are my first love; however I have been exploring with more abstract images recently. I am a member of the creative photographic group, Art Lane PCG, and have exhibited locally, including Tower Hill School and Chester County Community Art Center as well as Cecil County Art Association, where I won First Place for color in 2002 and 2004 as well as the Tony Calabro Award for “Dogs of Oia” in 2006. I have also received several other awards: one for Excellence in Fine Art from the New Hope Arts Festival as well as first place awards at Havre De Grace in 2005, Media in 2006, Ocean City Boardwalk Art Festival, second place for “Fallen Iris” in 2006 and awards from the Bel Air Art Festival. I have acceptances into Philips Mill Photography Shows and several shows at The Sketch Club of Philadelphia and have exhibited my photographs at the North Wilmington Library, The Wilmington Library, Newark Arts Alliance and in galleries in Pottstown, PA. I studied fine art and photography at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.