Magnolia Blooming




The Bridal Gown




The Clamdiggers




Barn and Lace




Hydrangea Blues




Three Aprons




Toulouse, France




Infrared Playhouse











Photography as a Passion

My first visual and emotional connection with a photograph was a B&W photograph by W. Eugene Smith, printed in Life Magazine. I still remember that moment in my parents’ house, when I found myself just staring at that photograph for a long time. Later it would be known as the 20th century Pieta.

I sought out as much as I could about his life and work, and also other photographers, both B&W and Color, and how they do what they do and why. Now many years later, his life as a dedicated photojournalist and his amazing B&W photographs still remain the first source of photographic inspiration for me.

At one point at mid-life, while dealing with a serious medical illness, I discovered a creative refuge in photography classes with darkrooms. There, I was able to stand in a quiet place and watch the magic of the photographic print in the tray. The world of photography was changing rapidly as digital cameras and digital printing were coming in. I was fortunate to have had access to excellent courses and lectures in both analogue and digital photography here in Seattle. I learned so much from excellent, devoted educators of photography. They taught me to appreciate the art of photography and not chase the technique aimlessly.

During this early period, I also discovered Imogen Cunningham’s photographic work. I believe she gave up a lot as a woman, having to make choices in her personal life to become a successful and respected photographer. She is on the top of the list of women photographers in my mind.

After several more years of exploration in both B&W and Color, both analogue and digital, I am now doing more and more of Alternative Photographic Processes. It allows me to combine both the old and the new. I like the hands- on artistic process and still get that “ahh” moment which is lacking in digital printing. It is something the computer printing process cannot match, even with all its photoshop options.

Not having instant gratification is a good thing in life. I have come to appreciate the power of digital photography, but I would never let go of the depth of analogue photography. It’s still fun and relevant, and being able to combine both techniques is wonderful.

In this phenomenal era of instant electronic communications, instant replays, and fast paced life, I look towards photography as a place where I can go and reflect in real time. In many ways, photography has shown me the way to not only capture that “decisive moment” in time, but also to slow down the time and create something timeless.

The LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. The exhibit “Altered Views, An International Exhibit of Alternative Process Photography”, Sept – November 2014,
juried by S. Gayle Stevens.
Honorable Mention for “The Clamdiggers”, a Lith print

Brass and Bellows Gallery, St. Croix, Minnesota
“An Alternative”, April 1- May 3, 2013, juried by Cy DeCose.
two images, “The Bridal Gown”, a Cyanotype print and “Solarized Truck” a Lith print.

Clarridge Gallery Photography Exhibit , Bellevue, Wa., December 2012.
Two Photographs in the group show: “The Bridal Gown”, a Cyanotype print.
“Variation #1”, a Blue Van Dyke print.

LongShot exhibit, an annual event at Photographic Center Northwest gallery (PCNW), Seattle, Wa.
One digital color image, untitled, entered and sold. June 2012.

Photographic Center Northwest Annual photo book publication, by Faculty, Alumni, Students.
Volume 2. , 2008, Seattle, Wa.
Two photographs : “Canal du Midi”, both lith prints.

“The World of Lith Printing” by Tim Rudman who is a founding member and subsequent Chairman of the Royal Photographic Society. He is the pioneer of lith printing and has written excellent books on the process.
160 pages of lith print photographs from around the world. Page #123, 2 photographs: “Old Treasures” and “Window Blouse.” published in London, 2006:

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Women In Photography International CHARTER Member (2013)

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File GALLERY & BIO complete May 15
Updated, May 14, pictures, biography
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UPDATE FINAL: May 2017 website content 1999-2017 file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed materials, photographs,
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art work

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