I had been creating ever since I could hold an object in my hand, according to family members. I grew up in a creative and technically savvy household so my learning began early and I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t creating something. In High School, I won several awards including the Bank of America Certificate in Art. I have had my art displayed at CSU Los Angeles, BCC in Washington state and for several other art contests and store fronts during school years since grade school. I had primarily use pastels, charcoal, pencil and pen but now any artwork I do is primarily in digital format. And yes, I started drawing in old dos format with the 'highly technically awesome' MS Paint.
I've always enjoyed photograpy and took a stronger interest in photo manipulation and print when I became the yearbook and school newspaper photographer. With the high school interest, I soon got a job with a portrait studio while attending college. I hold a degree in Photography and have photographed several weddings (with my father), large groups and events. I highly enjoy portraiture and have experience with photographing formal and informal animal, individual, couple and group portraits. In the days before digital cameras, I would say my main passion was creating thematic portraiture and working with black and white film. Now I really love digital manipulation and have not used film format since I was given my first digital camera.
Starting in 2001, I began dealing with a myriad of health issues. In 2012 I was finally diagnosed accurately with having an auto-immune disease. As such, the web projects I currently take on are on a limited basis.
If you are intersted in hiring me to work on a website for an individual or small group, feel free to contact me!
Here's a list of completed web projects and passions.
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