" I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it". Pablo Picasso
I believe this to be true in my approach to photographing the world around me. I am particularly drawn to the world of nature, which is available in abundance for us to observe, enjoy and from which we can learn a great deal. All of life as it plays out before us has the potential for a grand photographic image. What I focus on and end up capturing represents my passion and selectivity regarding subject matter, as well as the photographic skills that brought it about. For me, photography is the expression of the subtle nuances of observation and thought, partnered with reality and technology in a way that evokes emotions and conveys ideas.
Following a long professional and business career I have followed a deeply held passion for photography, which over the years has only increased in strength. I am largely self taught and have been actively trying to make good images for many years, however with each passing year I begin to realize how much I have to learn and that it is all about continual practice. My pursuit of photography has become a way of life based on self-imposed education and observation, with each phase a transition from one level to the next. For me this journey is a process to which there is no end. It is a lot like golf, very hard to perfect and once in a while you get lucky.
I was born and educated in Australia and lived and worked for several years in Europe. I have been in the United States since 1980 and with my husband live in Orlando, Florida and Bowral, N.S.W Australia.