Photo Books

Abstract Collection  view book online

As a fine art photographer, I began experimenting with digital art while recovering from eye surgery and adapting to life with altered vision. Each image in this body of work began with one of my conventional photographs, which I completely transformed in Adobe Photoshop using multiple effects, filters, and layers. As you may guess from the titles, I always listen to music while I am working at the computer. When I begin each piece, I have no clear idea of what the final image will be. The genre, tempo, and lyrics influence the movements of my hands during the creative process.

Seeing Differently II  view book online

In 2012, I was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that I had never even heard of called Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy.  I was informed early on that I would be facing at least four eye surgeries in the years ahead.  Without those surgeries, eventual loss of my vision was inevitable.  Writing about the experience helped me to process and express my feelings of fear, loss, and gratitude.  Finding new ways to make art kept me sane.  This book is the second collection of blog entries and Facebook posts written about my ophthalmological journey and selected images in my “Abstract Collection” of digital paintings created from April 2014 through March 2015.

Seeing Differently  view book online

To say that I was shocked when I was diagnosed with Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy would be an understatement. During the year that followed, I struggled to accept the reality of having the disease, undergo two eye surgeries, and maintain a positive outlook. Writing about the experience helped me to express my feelings as well as reach out to my friends for much-needed support. Finding a way to continue making art kept me sane. This book is a collection of blog entries and Facebook posts written about my ophthalmological journey and selected images from new bodies of work created from March 2012 to March 2013.

Water Colors  view book online

For me, bodies of water are magnets that pull me near and fill me with a visceral sense of coming home. I find spiritual peace in the sights, sounds, and smells of water. I love to spend hours roaming along the docks on the Portland waterfront, mesmerized and delighted by the constantly changing visual kaleidoscope reflected on the water’s surface. Here I discover an abundant source of ephemeral abstract works of art, each lasting only an instant. This book includes selected images from my fine art series titled “Water Colors” capturing these fleeting splashes of color and morphing shapes.

Wind Dancing  view book online

While wind is invisible, we frequently hear, feel, and see its effects. The gentle breeze that creates the soothing sound of rustling leaves on a warm evening or strong gusts of wind that make snowflakes swirl in a blizzard, for example. I especially love to feel a cooling breeze on my skin on a hot summer day. Watching how the wind interacts with various forms of plant life, I am reminded of dancing. This book includes selected images from my “Wind Dancing” series, which captures visual motion to communicate a mood of joyous abandon, to complement an original poem.