I am a native Georgian with more than 30 years of experience as a photographer and visual artist. My artistic philosophy is simple — there is beauty in everything around us if we would simply slow down to see it. In my work I try to find beauty in the ordinary and evoke deep emotion by capturing the simple elegance of my subjects. I practice street-style photography in a way that aims to tell a story about what is happening in real time through as I see it through my lens.
I was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia whose artistic community greatly influenced me. I graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in studio art and took masters level art courses at the University of Georgia, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Atlanta College of Art. I had a successful 10-year career as an art and photography teacher. In addition to photography, I do collage, collage assemblage boxes, and encaustics often using my original photography in my art.
I live with my husband, Lance, in Johns Creek, GA, and he along with our three grown children, as well as my work with special needs children, have heavily influenced my work.