2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner
I’m based in Lotus, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. I am a full-time photographer, shooting mostly landscapes and wildlife. Favorite locations include Alaska and various places near my home.
I lead photo tours to various corners of the world. I’ve been photographing and publishing my nature photography since 1972 and have taught photography since 1989, including a 20 year stint at a local community college and now in private workshops.
I grew up living in wild areas as the daughter of a park ranger and thus have been interested in natural history all my life.
I have been interested passionately in art since I was a small child, and transferred that interest to photography after extensive traveling in my 20s. Early on I was mentored by several National Geographic photographers.
The evolution of camera gear and software has meant better images/higher success rate over the years, keeping my interest piqued. I developed an interest in painterly effects several years ago after seeing amazing possibilities on my cell phone. I’ve transferred that vision to my larger format images.
As a NANPA Member
I’m not sure how long I’ve been a member, perhaps since 2012. I’ve been recognized often in Showcases, and won a Judges’ Choice Award last year.