I've lived all my life on the west coast of Canada. My mother encouraged my passion for art from an early age, and enrolled me in numerous art classes from the age of 6. Over the years, I've worked in various mediums ranging from oil, pastel, water colour, pencil, clay,wood and metal. Although I have studied art on my own over my lifetime, I decided at an early age to keep it as a passion and not a career.
The largest influence on my work has been from the Photo-Secession photographers of the late 19th and early 20th century. I admire their creativity with the limited resources of their era, and it encourages me to explore the possibilities provided me through digital photography.
I personally find photography competitions creatively crushing, so I choose to avoid them ...... so I can't impress you with a list of awards. A few of my models have entered competitions with my work and won prizes, and students from my workshops have won awards with their results.
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