Our world is complex and multilayered, yet if you look at the layers independently, they are surprisingly simple. My photography combines images with transparent layers to create multifaceted images. Handwriting and soft textures are combined with a photo to create a more intricate image. Looking for the simple layers inside of others often reveals the most enriching connections and my art provides a reminder to look deeper and embrace the simplicities of life.
I grew up in New England and Western Pennsylvania and developed a strong connection to the many treasures of small town life. In college I explored my passion for photography and along the way discovered a desire for creativity. While my professional career was primarily in marketing, many artistic experiences have led me on this creative journey.
As a busy wife, Mom and part-time university instructor there was plenty to keep me busy, but I had a strong desire to focus on art. After several classes in watercolor, acrylics, and photography I focused my efforts on photography and mixed media.
Combining these mediums along with new digital technology allowed me to be creative as well as to showcase my photographs in a unique format. Inspired by flowers, anything vintage, cool building parts, and natural surroundings, my Photo Art Tiles offer a multi-dimensional perspective of people and places. Today I enjoy the simple layers of life with my family in Canfield, Ohio and Chautauqua, NY.
My artwork was part of The Torpedo Factory: Target Gallery 5x5x(5) shows, 2008-09, 2012 and the Visual Arts of Chautauqua Institution (VACI) Members Show 2008,09,10,11,12, 14
My work has also appeared in Bella Grace Magazine, Winter 2016, Somerset Digital Studio, Fall 2014, Somerset Memories, August 2013, Artful Blogging, Aug/Sept/Oct 2013, Somerset Studio Gallery, Summer 2013, and Somerset Apprentice, Fall 2012