I have always carried a camera, documenting life and capturing memories. I am drawn to images that are timeless and minimalist, with a bent to the natural world and life on the coast.
When diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, my personal battle helped me forge a new path as an inspirational writer. This eventually led to my newspaper column In Focus, where I shared my love of photography and life in Nova Scotia.
I have been fortunate to have my photographs exhibited in many group exhibits, as well as my solo exhibits Roots + Wings (2018), Flight of Fancy (2021) and Trailings (2021).
My Stroke of Emotions project was a series of conceptual self portraits and portrayed a series of emotions to help me deal with a family health crisis. This series was featured in the Picturing Health exhibit, sponsored by the Robert Pope Foundation. Images from the series were published in Seeing in SIXES 2018, a book curated by Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher of LensWork. The project was also awarded Nominee in the International 5th Annual Fine Art Photography Awards, Conceptual Photography. Most recently, the project was featured in the Spring 2020 edition PhotoEd Magazine, Mental Health, Photograph+Healing.
I was thrilled to have one of my photographs used on a cover for a book by Margaret Atwood in 2019, and published by several magazines, including PhotoEd, Understorey, Uppercase, and ON Landscape.
I continue to create photographic art and verse to illustrate a range of emotions. My images range from dark and brooding to light and inspirational, but always come from my heart.