I picked up my first camera at age 13, and my early black-and-white photography was of family, friends, and the Texas landscape where I grew up.
At 30, I landed a job in San Francisco, and there, began to photograph water. The experience had a personal impact. As my internal landscape shifted, so, too, did my photography. The result was a body of work around water—its beauty, motion, fluidity, and the unknown.
When I retired from my restaurant marketing career, I was engaged to teach Mindful Photography at San Francisco General’s Mental Rehabilitation Center. Teaching this class named what I instinctively knew but had never articulated—that the process of photography itself can heal.
It had certainly helped me, as I witnessed dear friends who took their lives, or struggled with depression, or needed emotional support. Now, I saw the power of the medium to help others, especially those coping with mental illness.
Making art comes with a responsibility. Mindful Photography has enabled me to create art and, use it in service to others.
February, 2022, Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne's, "The Equanimity of Nature" - Ongoing exhibit.
January 2022 Sequoias San Francisco, “The Equanimity of Nature” Exhibition, Juried by David Jamison
September 2016 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT – Personal Narrative, Juried by Susan Burnstine
September 2014 NIDO Gallery, San Francisco CA – Land + Earth, Curated by Alex Ray
July 2013 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT – Water, Elemental & Fundamental, Juried by Laura Moy, Photolucia
January 2013 Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA – Juried Exhibition, Juried by Dean Brierly, B&W Magazine
January 2013 See Exhibition Space, Long Island NY – Juried by Emily K., Director
June 2012 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, San Francisco CA – Juried by Daniel Simmons, Andre Guichard, Charley Palmer
June 2012 Surf Spot, Pacifica CA – Restaurant Opening, Curated by Derek Burns
October 2010 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco CA – Retrospective Work (solo show), Curated by Leila Seppa
December 2010 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco CA – “A Community in the Making” non-profit for the Women’s Building
May 2009 Kelly Street Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA – Juried by Deborah Penrose
May 2007 San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco CA – Curated by Louise Dawson
April 2006 Texas A&M, Women Alumni Invitational, Commerce TX – Juried by Stan Goodwin
accolades & publications
Medium, “The Motivation to March for Women’s/Equal Rights for All” 2018