I create floral & nature-based photo cards
BASED IN KITCHENER, ON
I was born in St. Catharines, Ontario and my fondest memories involved pencil crayons and the many art books my mom always had in our home. I was very interested in the work of the Impressionists’ vision of art, from the dreamy works of Monet to the bold colours of Van Gogh.
I ventured into the world of photography following retirement and the chance to live in Vancouver sparked a passion for floral photography. The amazing array of flora and endless nature trails became my outdoor studio. During the final processing of my images, I use a variety of techniques and tools to enhance the innate beauty of the floral photograph. Self taught, I continue to look for new approaches and techniques to further enhance my fine art photography by attending workshops in Canada and the United States.
AWARDS & ASSOCIATIONS
I am an active member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art [CAPA] and the Grand River Imaging & Photographic Society. In 2019, I submitted 4 images to CAPA in a nation-wide competition and was awarded an honourable mention for these images. Additionally, I recently had an article published in the Spring, 2020 edition of Canadian Camera Magazine, the official publication of CAPA.
Getting out in nature is good for the soul.
Getting out into nature is good for the soul, whether you are a child seeing things for the first time, or an adult making new memories and remembering special moments. My floral photography captures the innate beauty and complexity of the subject and asks you to look deeper into its world. Spend some time to discover the allure and intricacy of nature’s creations. I hope my work will draw you in and leave you with a sense of calm and wonderment.
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."