In 2020 I began to photograph flower portraits. I posed cut flowers with various backgrounds and reflective surfaces. Light painting techniques make the images more dramatic. I experimented with different types of light sources, light movements and timing, and under/over exposures.
That was last year. This year I have moved my floral photography underwater into an aquarium. Inks and paints are injected to swirl around the flowers, creating drama and atmosphere. There is a 1 to 2 minute window where I can get a clear shot before the water becomes too murky. This makes for a quick, intense, energetic shooting session. Sometimes I get nothing, and sometimes I get magic! I call this new series, Submerged.
Check out my website to see the full Creative Flower galleries. All of my printing is done in Santa Cruz at Bay Photo, nationally aclaimed for quality printing.
Viewing beautiful art can help relieve stress. Once inside a gallery, I recommend clicking the slideshow and sitting back to relax.
You can view my landscape and travel photos on my Flickr site,
I grew up in upstate NY, where I won my first art prize when I was seven. I earned an MFA from Pratt Institute in Art to Wear Jewelry Design. My jewelry was featured in many national and international exhibitions and galleries. But I have always taken photos. I switched to photography as my main medium about 10 years ago. In 2021 so far, my work has been exhibited at the Santa Cruz Art League, the Blitzer Gallery, the Pajaro Valley Arts Center, JCos ArtHaus, the Marin Society of Artists, Las Laguna Gallery, Spanish Peaks Art Council, Colorado, EADixon Gallery, “Joy”, Ohio, Decode Gallery, “Blue” and “Flora and Fauna”, Arizona, The Clara M. Eagle Gallery “The Magic Silver Show, Kentucky, “The International Juried Photography Exhibit”, New Jersey Photography Forum, “Women Artists Making Their Mark, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Mill Valley, CA, and I have recently had work on display in Athens and London. I will be doing Open Studios here in October. My photos have been published in a book on Yosemite and featured on several travel websites.