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3600 56th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710
My first solo exhibition was held at The Studio@620 in St. Petersburg, FL, included 20 works of mixed media, and was attended by over 200 art lovers and collectors. I have also completed works for several group exhibitions and themed shows. The focus of my photo work is portraiture, with an emphasis on telling stories through body language and eye contact. I love photographing people and telling their stories. My mixed media work takes my portraiture a step further, intimating deeper stories with texture, color and movement.
My passion for all things photographic has led me in endless pursuit of techniques new and old. In June of 2014, I studied under Jim Stone of the University of New Mexico at Penland School of Arts and Crafts. The class, “Photographing with the View Camera,” reawakened my passion for darkroom work and silver gelatin printing.
Wanderlust has taken me to England, all over Europe, and to Central and South America. I have lived in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Ecuador, Florida, New York, and Asheville. I currently call St. Petersburg, FL home. Travel and exploration will inevitably continue to be a catalyst in my life and art, driving me to explore more of our extraordinary world.
I am a member of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District and an active participant in the arts community of St. Petersburg. I also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Big Brother, Big Sister, and strive to help people whenever possible.