I am a photographer, a painter, and a poet; a native of Portland OR. My creative works are an expression of my love and respect for Nature, and how important it is to feel connected with the elements, to understand my holistic place in the environment, and to satisfy my need for soulful connection to the natural world.
I hold onto the sky, the stars, the forests, the old stories of the Columbia River, and hope they will never be so unrecognizable that I don't feel connected to them anymore.
As a visual artist, my moments of experiencing Consciousness may take place when I am walking urban and rural landscapes, meditating, or working in my studio; away from the din of civilization and the framework of consensual reality, an acute awareness of Nature arises for me. My work reflects upon the beauty of wild nature simply enduring; going about its daily business, living in the present moment, at peace… and yet…still influenced by our presence.
My images have been exhibited and collected worldwide, and are installed in several corporate collections. I have participated in exhibits at Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, as well as in art centers throughout the nation. I completed a solo exhibition 'possible moments of consciousness' at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland in 2017. At the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon, I won a Second Place award for my ‘Thunder Mountains’ photograph in the Center’s 2015 ‘The Wild Landscape’ exhibit.
Many of my images have been featured in publications such as calyx: a journal of art and literature by women, Pasadena Home, and Don’t Take Pictures Magazine. In spring 2017, I launched my new art book 'Chasing the Moon', which features over 40 of my photographs and several of my latest poems, currently available for purchase on this website.
REPRESENTATION: Stewart Jones Designs, Joseph, OR and Saatchi Art, Los Angeles.
2015, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Second Place Award, ‘The Wild Landscape’, Juried Exhibit
2001, First Place Award, Professional Artist Category, Wallowa County Festival of Arts, Joseph, OR
2017, Solo Exhibit, 'possible moments of consciousness', Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland OR
2017, 'Members Exhibit', Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR
2017, 'Women's Art', juried exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph OR
2016-2017, 'A Sense of Place', curated exhibit, Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago IL
2016, "Reflections", Linus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2016, "Wish You Were Here", Juried exhibit Tubac Center of the Arts, Arizona
2016, "Wings: Flight in Fine Art", Juried exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph OR.
2015, "The Wild Landscape", Juried exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
2015, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
2015, "Black and White, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
2015, Clackamas County Arts Alliance, Artist Exhibit Program, solo show, City Hall at Oregon City, OR.
2014, 'Farm to Plate', Don't Take Pictures magazine
2014, West Linn Public Library Gallery, Group show with two other local artists, West Linn, OR
2014, Photolucida 'Then. Now. Here", Portland Photography Month, Portland OR
2014, "Landscape: Looking at Photography", curated exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR
2014, "Light and Memory", juried exhibit, A/NT Gallery, Seattle WA
2014, "71 Percent", juried exhibit, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013, 'The Road Not Taken', Lander Art Center, WY
2013, “Slice of Life”, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012, “Hit the Road”, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA