Abstract Paintings By Midwest Artist

The process starts with abstract paintings. After fifteen years, I dust off my paints and brushes.  It feels natural to paint again.  With a minimal palette, I layer and blend acrylic paint into abstract paintings. Ironically, inspiration for my paintings comes from photography produced in the darkroom.  My creative process cycles through my favorite mediums,…

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Harmony California Adventure

Harmony, California along the Pacific Coast Highway takes me back to where it all began. Not a care in the world, I journey north through San Luis Obispo to Harmony, California.  Grey skies produce mist that fills the air.  The tires of my rental car coast through the puddled gravel.  Rolling hills go the distance,…

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John Paul DeJoria At Kentucky Derby

Prepare yourself to capture moments like this at the Kentucky Derby. I captured this photograph of John Paul DeJoria and his wife, Eloise Broady DeJoria at the Derby in 2011. There’s no better place to people watch, than the infield of Churchill Downs. John Paul DeJoria quotes continue to inspire me. “The biggest hurdle is…

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Screen Time Maxed Out

Go ahead and judge me for allowing my preschooler to watch more than the recommended screen time. Trying to rid the head lice on a strong-willed three-year-old isn’t easy.  As a result, I allow her to watch shows on my iPad.  Let’s face it, sitting still for hours as I wash, rinse, rewash, rinse and…

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New York Street Photography Project

This New York street photography project was started in 2001. Thinking it was complete for ALL these years, finally I realize it’s ongoing.  The project isn’t complete, it may never be.  But this is what I have SO far.  Through the streets of New York, I capture life as I see it through my lens.…

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Film Photography Reignites Passion

My passion lies in film photography. Getting back to the basics of photography keeps me in the industry.  I’m currently removed from portrait and wedding photography, but remain involved in the medium of fine art film photography. After more than a decade in business, it’s time to focus on the area of my craft that…

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Side Hustle Makes Me Anxious

“Side Hustle” a phrase I keep hearing time and time again.  Honestly, I don’t like it, it makes me anxious. I can’t stand the thought of hustling anymore.  I’m doing the best I can.  Don’t I have enough on my plate already?  Enough is enough, no more hustling. Instead, I keep reminding myself that I’m in…

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Overnight Success Does Not Exist

Overnight success doesn’t exist. It’s days like today that I’m ready to throw in the towel, not only as an artist, but also as a mother.  This is VERY difficult for me to write about, but I want to be completely honest with you.  The one idea I continue to hold onto is the fact…

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Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Is Devastating

Hearing the breaking news of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire devastates me. This news shook up my creative process.  Nothing can be deemed permanent.  Notre Dame unleashed a side of my creativity, I didn’t know existed.  Behind my couch hangs one of my favorite artworks, created while taking in the marvel of this iconic Paris…

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Currently Booking Art Commissions

I’m happy to announce that I’m currently booking art commissions. Once I started seeing my artwork occupying beautiful spaces, my vision for what’s possible exploded. Years ago, I chose three pieces of my art to hang above the couch in the living room. But it wasn’t until recently, that I viewed the photographs in a…

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