Although my artistic interest is now primarily photography, my working life until retirement was as an Interior Designer. I worked for several architectural firms in Seattle and New York doing contract interiors and space planning until 1990, then at various building centers and small design firms in Westchester and Putnam counties doing residential kitchen design. During this time I also took adult education classes in photography, and participated in juried shows. I was a member and past president of The Photo Eye, which used to meet at Putnam Arts Council. I was a member of Valley Artists, 44 North Gallery and Gallerie Jjenth while they were operating in Peekskill and more recently Riverwinds Gallery in Beacon. I am a current member of Barrett Art Center, Beacon Photography Group, Digital Discussion Group, Garrison Art Center and Putnam Arts Council.
My eye is attracted to visual mysteries and incongruities, particularly the romance of implied histories. My imagination is inspired by the experience of seeing something that was formerly useful that has now been left to decompose and return to its own origins. This interest has recently led me into the world of abandoned buildings which offers glimpses of other times and the people who made these structures vibrant and integral to their communities. There is imagery of loss and regret here, but also of hope and transformation.