Artist Bio

I have always been inspired to tell stories. I minored in creative writing in college and built my own closet black and white darkroom that followed me wherever I went. My passion for art photography turned the focus to my dreams, which I have written down for 40 years. My first photo installations were shown with a group of artists in multidisciplinary "happenings" organized in downtown Cincinnati buildings set for demolition in the early 1980s.

A move to Seattle brought me to an amazing conceptual art scene at the Henry Art Gallery, where I worked as a writer, assistant editor and designer. Later I earned a full scholarship to the Photographic Center Northwest, where I deepened my process-oriented work. My influences include Pre-Raphaelitism and 19th century allegorical photography.

For 30 years I have been an active member of the Vashon arts community. Here I have done many photo installations for galleries and have written about the arts and artists for decades.