Artist Statement

As an artist, my eyes see visual opportunities everywhere, some just for their natural beauty, others because they are so unique or odd. I am fascinated by nature....trees, oceans, clouds, rocks and the expression of human nature. I enjoy capturing the essence of a scene and seek to immortalize that moment when I click the shutter. Only then do I have an idea of where that "moment in time" will take me.
Using black and white infrared film and then hand-tinting the print using transparent oils, my photographs take on an ethereal, dreamy, otherworldly calm. The search for serenity is a growing aspect of our daily lives. My goal is to create art that enables individuals to find peace and serenity while viewing my photographs, whether at home, the workplace or public spaces.

Juried Exhibitions
  • Southern Open, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2008 & 2009
  • 4th Annual Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibit, Art Melt, 2007, Brunner Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
  • "Art of Women", Gulf Coast Arts & Entertainment Review, Martha Mabey Gallery, Biloxi, MS, 2005
  • Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art
  • The Jack Swanson Annual Photographic Exhibit, St. Tammany Art Assoc., Covington, LA
  • Southern Current, Space 301, Mobile Center for Contemporary Art, Mobile, AL
  • St. Tammany Artists Annual, Covington, LA
  • Cultural Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ
  • George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center Juried Exhibit, Biloxi, MS
  • Masur Museum of Art, Annual Juried Competition, Monroe, LA, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007 & 2008
  • Las Vegas Arts Council Tenth Annual Faces of Woman
  • Seventh Annual Ohr Juried Exhibit, Biloxi, MS
  • 1999 Louisiana Open Juried Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1997-2009
  • Sixth Annual American Photography Exhibition, Museum of the Horse, Ruidoso, NM
  • Mixed Media 2003 Juried Competition, Slidell Cultural Center, Slidell, LA
  • Works on Paper 2002, LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacagdoches, TX
  • Art with a Southern Drawl, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
  • Honorable Mention, Masur Museum of Art, 34th Annual Juried Competition, 2007
  • Best of Show, The Jack Swanson Annual Photographic Exhibit, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
  • Award of Distinction, Azalea Arts & Crafts Festival, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
  • Award of Merit, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL
  • Award of Honor, Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola, FL
  • First Place, Photography, Miami Beach Arts Festival, Miami, FL
  • Best of Show, Third Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
  • First Place, Sixth Annual American Photo Exhibit, Museum of the Horse, Ruidoso, NM
  • Spirit of the South Award, Sixth Annual "Art With a Southern Drawl", University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
  • Roger Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
  • Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
  • Percent for Art, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Claiborne Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, Louisiana Supreme Court, New Orleans, LA
  • Ochsner Clinics Foundation
  • Baptist/Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA
  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital Women's Pavilion
  • Southern Hotel in Covington
  • CardioVascular Associates, Inc., Mandeville, LA
  • Loew's New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
  • St. Tammany Arts Commission, St. Tammany Parish Courthouse, Covington, LA
  • Citizens Bank & Trust, Covington, Mandeville & Abita Springs, LA
  • City of Covington,"Covington's Majestic Oaks. . .Our Oldest Living Residents" Covington City Hall, Covington, LA
  • Tulane University Archive Collections: William Hogan Jazz Archives, Louisiana Collection, Special Collection & Southeast Architectural Archives, New Orleans, LA
  • Women's Hospital of Baton Rouge, LA
  • St. Charles Surgery Center, Center for Reconstructive Surgery, New Orleans, LA
  • Latter & Blum Real Estate, Mandeville, LA
  • Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville, LA
  • Breast Center of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA
  • St. Tammany Library, Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Folsom & Slidell, LA
  • Klotz & Early Law Firm, New Orleans, LA
  • 4th Annual State Home Showcase of Art, Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Bogalusa Medical Center, Special Beginnings Family Center, Bogalusa, LA
  • Parish National Bank, Mandeville, LA
  • Liberty Storage, Corporate Office, Mandeville, LA
  • Chiropractic Associates of Mandeville, Mandeville, LA
  • Total Sleep, Mandeville, LA
One Woman Museum Show
  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Swaying Softly: Trees of the South, Biloxi, MS, 2000
Museum Shows
  • Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Photos by Four, Ormond Beach, FL., 2017
  • Tools of Her Ministry, The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan, American Folk Art Museum, NY, New Orleans Museum of Art, Folk Art Museum, Chicago, IL, 2005
  • Louisiana Cultural Economy foundation Grant, 2011
  • LA Division of the Arts, Artist's Mini Grant, 2001
  • LA Division of the Arts, Artist's Mini Grant, 1999
Public Art Projects
  • % for Art, Blake Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, 2013
  • % for Art, LA Division of the Arts, Claibrone bldg, Baton Rouge, LA, 2006