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That moment of complete absorption and being totally present when I’m at the computer, like a composer of music, defines my passion for creating Fine Art Photography.


The age old discussion about whether Photography is “ART” is not the case today.  Photography IS Art. Now that everyone can create “art” with their cell phones, it’s more relevant than ever. Everyone can explore their “creative” side with their phone.  I use my cell phone AND I use my mirrorless Sony camera to start my artistic process.


Like many other photographers, I enjoy a wide array of photographic interests and subjects.  My intent is to be “in the moment” with a camera as my instrument of choice.


I move to the next step in my process:  My passion is to start with a photo that has been transferred to my computer and let the muse take me to a place of color, movement, tone and emotion.  When I make a portrait of someone, it never stays “just a portrait”.  I see something in them which perhaps, they have never connected to in the past.


My hope is that others can connect to and be inspired by my work.

To purchase any art or to arrange a sitting for a personal portrait that will be turned into a Fine Art piece, contact me to discuss price and details.

Awards and Shows

2023 Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition Acceptance:  "The Wind Will Cleanse" "Beauty of a Vulture" "Stay in Formation"

2023 Bodie Ghost Town Solo Show at Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley, California

2022 ”Wings and Whimsy” at Edward Jones Investments, Grass Valley, California

2022 October PBS KVIE Art Auction “A Little Conversation”

2022 September Solo Show at Viewpoint Gallery Sacramento “Fairy Tales 2022”

2022 March Accepted to Granucci Gallery, “Bodie Sunset”

2022 February/March Solo Show at Nevada City Winery, Nevada City “Wings and Whimsy”

2021 Accepted to 2021 KVIE PBS Art Auction “The Path Less Followed”

2021 October PBS KVIE Art Auction - "Sunrise Flight of the Cranes"
2021 September Southern California Council on Aging Participant - "Rodney" and "A Sister's Journey"
2021 July Viewpoint Gallery Juried Show at the Crocker - "The Path Less Followed"
2021 Black and White Magazine January 2020 Smartphone Contest Winner "Heading Home"
2021 Sutter Buttes Calendar
2020 October - Southern California Council On Aging Participant Traveling Exhibit
2020 October KVIE Art Auction " Underworld"
2020 June Blue Line Arts Gallery "Butterfly Ballerina"

2020 March- April - Albert Einstein Residence Center, Sacramento

2020  Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada County "Paradise Lost" South American Junkyard"

2020 Sutter Buttes Calendar: Selected for Thumbnail Photos

2019 Viewpoint Gallery Accepted to Exhibit "TWELVE: Visual and Verbal "Paradise Lost"

2019 Nevada County State Fair Photography Competition

     First Place for "Alien World" ,

     Second Place for  "Egret" 

     Third Place for Series "Pollen Count"

2019 California State Fair Fine Arts Competition Two photos Accepted to Show "Rodney" "Feather Stylin"

2019 California State Fair Photography Competition Accepted to Show  

           Photography Award of Merit for "Underworld"

2018 California State Fair Best of Show Photography "Starry Night at the Fair"

2018 California State Fair Fine Arts Acceptance "Convict Lake Night Beauty"

2018 Best Color Photograph of the Year Nevada County Fair "De Chambeau Hotel"

​2018 Bodie Foundation Calendar March "De Chambeau Hotel"

2018 Photographic Society of America Christmas Greeting Card Photo "Convict Lake"

Photo by Barbara Summers

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