My imagery is a visual expression of my spiritual and emotional connection with the world around me. Becoming one with my subject, feeling its energy and experiencing its life force, I strive to gain an intimacy that forms the basis of my creative images.  Going beyond the normal limitations of the camera, I apply artistic photographic techniques and digital enhancements to create fine art imagery that often reflects a dreamlike or ethereal quality. Some become one of a kind multi media art pieces.

I have always had a special fascination with flowers. Photography allows me to explore their world intimately, revealing their essence through my macro or art lenses.  Whether in my own backyard or visiting one of the many beautiful gardens in the Pacific Northwest, it is when in the company of flowers I am happiest. 

My work has been recognized nationally and locally including 1st Place in the prestigious Red River EX Salon as well as 1st place gold medal landscape projected.  I have won numerous medals and awards through the Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA) and photography club sponsored competitions.  Some of my images have been spotlighted in "Beautiful British Columbia" and chosen for cover pages for the Arts Council of Surrey's "Spotlight" and CAPA's  "Canadian Camera" magazines.   Canadian Camera also featured my written article and images on macro photography.

My creative photography has been influenced by studies with some outstanding photographers, notably Freeman Patterson, Andre Gallant, Denise Ippolito, Jackie Kramer, Kathleen Clemons,  Andrea Guilichx, and Hélena  Adelmann.  Recently I completed  Macro Masters in Floral Photography workshops, series 1 and 2..

I am active in the photographic community and was recognized by CAPA with Associate Fellowship Honours.  I enjoy teaching photography and have held popular two day workshops on macro / floral photography and have done instructional presentations on various photographic techniques (ICM, Multiple Exposure, Macro) to photography clubs in the Greater Vancouver area.    Most rewarding for me is sharing my knowledge and passion for macro and floral photography.


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