My love of photography was born through my father’s lens, while my mother’s creativity with watercolor and oil taught me a deep appreciation of color and the critical skills of composition. Daughter and spouse of Air Force officers, I’ve had the opportunity to live in numerous places both stateside and abroad, to witness firsthand a wide variety of cultures and to experience a wealth of sensory input—vision being the most powerful for me. I began with a Pentax film camera, progressed to a Nikon, then to a digital Nikon and finally a professional level Nikon, the D810. Currently, I am experimenting with creating digital art that is abstract and compelling. I feel an ever more active participant in the process of creating fine art. I strive to record a moment in time or the marks of time and history on the subject in my viewfinder. Sometimes my subject is lit as if by magic and demands instant capture. Other images require patience and persistence. All images are taken handheld because I am constantly moving. I do not use a tripod. I want to capture moments and movement as I move. Photography is my life’s passion. Color, texture, graphic detail, and the visual impact of these things combined, are my primary focus in recording any image. The beauty of light, the spectrum of color holds me and thus my camera captive. A truly fine photograph captures the deepest sense, the soul of the scene, and conveys a mood to the eyes and mind of the viewer. To “see” is to look more deeply, to discover what we miss at first viewing. My main objective: that as you look at the ordinary, in my work you discover the extraordinary.