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While I’m shooting I may see a hint of a landscape or cloud I plan to use later, but mostly I just shoot what looks interesting and know I will have ‘discovery’ later as I get them into the computer and see what I have. I do not change the color of an image, I just bring up the saturation and contrast and that usually reveals gorgeous color combinations and textures that I would never think of creating on my own. It’s magical and I feel a bit of alchemy as I transform an image of scrapyard castoffs to a...

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People seem to love my work and I get a lot of positive comments, which is very rewarding to hear after being holed up, alone in the studio, working on a new body of work most of the year!

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A couple of my wonderful and - interesting buyers - at Bellevue Art Festival, Bellevue, WA, 2016. They have a fabulous home in Seattle and the perfect spot for my collage titled, "Eastbound".

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I love to interact with all of the people (can be hundreds of people a day) and tell the story of my journey as an artist and the process I use to create my work. I have an unusual process of photography  and mixed media, when people find this out, they are often surprised initially thinking my pieces are paintings! I use an explanation board, shown here, to help some visualize my process.

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The shows are usually in the summer so the weather can be hot even early in the morning. You hope you are able to park, temporarily, fairly close to your booth (If not, you carry or cart everything from a distance to your booth, with many back and forth trips).  I am so grateful my husband, Michael and son help me set up, it would be a daunting task without them.  They can also relieve me and watch my booth while I  get something to eat or take a break, which is essential to staying on top of your game...

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