After a 20-year career in portrait photography, I have returned to my life-long passion; Polaroid films and vintage photographic processes.
My current work features botanical elements that I have grown, then captured as images on Polaroid film. The resulting photos are hand-colored and embellished with a combination of pastels, pencils, crystals, gold leaf, clay and acrylics. This is a true labor of love and exploration for me as I continue the search for the most painterly photographic process.
Almost all of the florals
in my photos are grown on my property. I certainly do not have a green thumb, but it’s fun to order bulbs of my favorite varieties and watch them turn into something beautiful. These peonies were amazing!
I have loved Polaroid instant film
for decades. Creating transfers and sx70 manipulations was my passion... until they stopped making the film. Today I use several refurbished cameras to create the dreamy, colorful images I love. They can be full of anomalies: scratches, light leaks, halos. I love every imperfection.
After scanning the photos at a
high resolution, they are printed on fine art paper. I use pencils, pastel, paint, Austrian crystals, wax, clay shapes and gold leaf to enhance and embellish them, making each a unique piece of art.
Raleigh, North Carolina
“Spring to Life” juried show
Las Laguna Art Gallery
“50 and Over 2023” juried show
Guild of Charlotte Artists
Annual Judged Show
Charlotte, North Carolina
44th National Juried Show