Photographing the natural world, for me, is a contemplative process. I am drawn into patterns, reflections, form and light and while I’m photographing time disappears. Through my fine art photography I want to capture a sense of place that may not be literal but holds the feeling or essence of what I’m seeing or experiencing. I’m drawn to a sense of movement and fluidity in images and work with montages, movement and multiple exposures as tools to capture a moment in time. In 2003, I took a leave from my work as a nurse practitioner, to follow a life long interest in photography. I attended the Rocky Mountain School of photography, in Montana, for a 3 month intensive program. Since that time I have studied with many fine art photographers, including Eddie Soloway, Freeman Patterson and Elizabeth Opalenik.