I use the camera to look beneath the surface, to penetrate into the feel of experience. I generally consider my work portraiture, sometimes with people but often with birds and plant life, and these days, even the trees that I love.
I work with digital and film photography, alternative photographic processes, printmaking and textiles. In addition to life-long art making, I have worked as a magazine editor, marketing director, writer and I have taught art to children.
I live on a mountain top in Morrison, Colorado, where I maintain a studio and share my world with flocks of crows and magpies, the family dogs and cats, and the occasional bear.
BFA in Art and BA in English, 1980, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Studied with photographer John Bonath and fiber artist Warren Seelig.
Studied computer design and digital photography at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO.
Studied photography at Santa Fe Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Working With Artists in Lakewood, CO.
Studied Intaglio printmaking with Mark Lunning at Open Press Studios, Art Students League in Denver and Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado.
Studied Social Work and Creative Writing at the University of Denver, 2012-2017.