I have always been a resident of Northern Illinois, USA. I live with my husband of forty years and we have two daughters and two grandchildren. I first picked up a camera when I was 10 years old. I bought my first real 35mm SLR when I was 23 years old. It served me well until I upgraded to digital in 2006.
In 2013 I received my BFA degree in studio art. I credit my strong background in art and art history for helping me to become a better photographer and digital artist. With a photographer’s eye, I acutely tune in to all the sights surrounding me, and I can see art even in the most mundane. Classical photography and and computer-generated art are now merging. I have learned most of my Photoshop techniques from Sebastian Michaels and other teachers. Digital processing has become a major part of my daily life.
I am very excited to be a part of this brand new art movement, using the computer as a tool for this new medium. Things that were formerly impossible, can now be generated, and without the need for a large studio space in which to work. Everything that is necessary is contained within cyberspace.
People often assume that creating art digitally is somehow easier than traditional methods. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact, I would say that some aspects are more difficult. Due to the nature of this medium, and its ever-changing technology, keeping up with all the latest tools and techniques can be a real challenge.
I would say my work is highly varied, sometimes I like bold colors and sharp contrast, and other times I like simple lines and soft, hazy tones. Flowers are often a theme in my work because I like to capture their unique personality by enhancing their beauty with editing techniques that I have developed through much practice. The work of Photo Artist, Brooke Shaden has been a major influence in my conceptual work.
Each of my images has a story to tell and I am delighted when my art pulls at the heartstrings of the viewer.