I have been involved in creative works for years. Watercolors, oils, jewelry creation, and writing. A few years ago, after undergoing treatment for breast cancer, I abandoned my partly written novel and bought my first serious camera, a Nikon, believing life is too short not to do something that gives me pleasure. Although writing was stimulating and fun, I longed to do something that got me out of the house and into nature. Within months, I abandoned film and went to a Nikon digital camera.
My love for the creative process, nature and the animals that live in nature influences my work, although I have branched out in many areas of photography besides nature/animals.
Living in Oklahoma City with my husband Bob in an urban environment doesn't stop me from being in touch with nature. I planted a tree in our back yard that has beautiful pink blooms in the spring and small, red crabapples later in the year. This tree makes a great staging area for bird images. When I tire of that, I jump in my SUV and investigate some nearby lakes. Vacations are a means for more images. I look at everything with a photographer's eye, and notice the tiniest details.
I am a contributing member of Alamy, an online stock agency.
I never tire of learning something new, including new photoshop skills!