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.
March-June, 2023, Pretty Pretty Collective, San Francisco, featuring Women in Water exhibition. Juried by Michael Lerner
February, 2022, Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne's, "The Equanimity of Nature"
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