“As an artist, I strive to continually grow and experiment with different techniques and mediums. I have spent most of my adult careers an art director and graphic designer before becoming a full time professional photographer and fine artist. Composition, creative problem solving and working with deadlines became ingrained after three decades as a designer. I also hold a BS degree in fine & applied arts from San Diego State University. Having this experience has affected how my photographic images are framed in the camera, my understanding of light on objects from directing studio photographers and then exploring the possibilities of artistic post production. I find that tinting, adding layers & borders, and digital painting make a unique statement. Sailing and exploring the ocean was a big part of my early years in California. Hence, most of my paintings are related to ocean and beach landscapes. My seascapes, tropical scenes, underwater landscapes, mermaids, and abstract paintings are directly the result from my love of the sea. In my freestanding art studio at home, I listen to music, study and work on my canvases without technology interfering. It is a very joyful place where I am free to create from my imagination. ”
Published: Internationally published in Silvershotz, 2009 Folios celebrating top fine art photographers globally. Featured in 2012 book: ART TAKES NEW YORK and artwork displayed at Times Square event. I have illustrated several books for writers and musicians. My original paintings have been featured in Water’s Edge, Luxury Living, Arbus Magazine, Ponte Vedra Lifestyle and Jacksonville Magazine. Several books showing a retrospective of my artwork are available for sale. SHOWS: First Street Gallery, Neptune Beach in 2000-16, “Black & White” Show 2003, “The Mermaid” show 2004, “Sea Turtle” shows 2005-2011. ARTFUL HOME group shows 2000-2005, BELLA TOCARRA Shows 2002, Artistic Chicks Show 2003-2006, Florida Craftsmen Show 2003, Shrimp Festival 2002, Ponte Vedra Art Festival 2004, Women’s Center of Greater Jacksonville, various shows 2005-20016, Shands Hospital Benefits, Florida Film Festival Gala, Riverkeeper Charity Events, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, JVCA shows 2006-14, Florida Theater’s Art After Dark, Adele Grage Exhibit “ Waterways” 2010 and 2015, Artistree Gallery 2009, Jekyll Island Goodyear Museum, Goodyear Show 2006, Art at the Beach 2009, Broadfoot Gallery, Patrons of the Beaches Fine Arts Series. Arts in the Park 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016. Recent Show 2016-17 at the Beaches Historical Museum, Jacksonville Beach. Solo shows at First Street Gallery 2000, 2008, 2009-2017, Adele Grage 2015. Artworks hang in the Federal Courthouse building and St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Gallery Representation: Macintosh AA, Georgia, Grand Bohemian Gallery, St. Augustine. Gallery 725, Atlantic Beach. Jacksonville, FL. San Diego, California. Dale Gallery, Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts.