I have always gravitated towards art – viewing, collecting and creating. In this world too often chaotic, photography has become my necessary distraction. Whether black and white or in color, I enjoy seeing a story develop – perhaps something mysterious, affectionate, meditative, or simply just pretty to look at? Maybe a bold social statement? Between nature and the streets, anything unusual catches my eye. The art of digital enhancement lets each raw image show me how it wants to be seen, sometimes painterly, sometimes natural, sometimes abstract. A wall of flowing rocks becomes an Amber Labyrinth. Polka-dotted lilies, a gentle watercolor. A pow-wow dancer takes a shamanic journey. River stones flow from a blue waterfall. Carnaval dancers shimmy and shake. Wild, red stilettos scream political.
Metal photographs are my specialty – their luminosity enhances the mood I hope to convey. I've been exhibiting now just over two years. In the first juried show I entered – the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's Art Show in Foster City (summer 2016) – my “Here Comes Trouble” won First Prize in Photography. Now that tickled me! My work can be seen, off and on, at San Jose's Bridge Club, The Triton Museum, Pacific Art League and various venues in Los Altos (through the Los Altos Art Club). I'll also have fine-quality notecards, postcards and magnets at my second SVOS.