I am an artist and instructor based in Oregon. My work explores light, combining contemporary and historic processes to push the bounds of conventional photography. My work has been exhibited internationally and is featured in private, public, and corporate collections.
Collectors of my artwork include NASA, Hilton Hotels, Kaiser Permanente hospitals, UC Davis Medical Center, Mesa Verde National Park, Arizona State University, University of Utah, Silvan Ridge Winery, Deschutes Brewery, and many more. My artwork has been featured on Billboards across the United States, television commercials, and television shows, including The Big Bang Theory, Portlandia, Last Man Standing, Two Broke Girls, Scandal, and Oregon Art Beat. In addition to numerous recognitions and awards, I was granted a US patent for the process by which I create my art.
I began art studies at a young age and have been experimenting with art processes and media ever since. I hold a Master's Degree in Education with Art Credential from Eastern Oregon University, a Bachelor's Degree in Art from University of Oregon, and an Associate's Degree in Photography from Modesto Junior College. I am also certified in Healing Environments; Spirituality, Health, and Healing; Meditation; and Food, Nutrition, and Health.
I live with my husband and our son. We live part-time in Bend, Oregon where I am an art professor at Central Oregon Community College. We travel extensively spending months in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California, as well as time overseas. Having spent extensive time in Asia and South America, I have been influenced by the archaic in the jungles of Brazil and by the avant-garde in the jungles of Tokyo.