A native Oregonian, I live in Portland, Oregon where I experience the up and down journey of this crazy ride called human life.  A practicing witch for ten years, I believe that magic is all around me; from the beautiful landscape that surrounds me in the Northwest to the mundane tasks of my daily life.  My spirituality is the inspiration to my creative process.  Through my portraiture and fine art I strive to make the unseen, seen.  I believe that there is a sacredness inherent in every aspect of life.  It is this sacredness that I strive to honor and illuminate in all of my work. 

I see the photograph as a starting place for my work to begin.  I have always seen more in my surroundings, more in my photographs than what was present.  When I began painting, drawing, and utilizing the digital darkroom for my photographs I knew that this was the way I wanted to create as an artist.  My years of experience using large format film still influences me in my craftsmanship, and ability to create a solid foundation for my pieces.  I believe in pushing photography to it's fullest potential, to blur the lines of the medium.  


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EXHIBITIONS

 

2016: (Feature Show) The Fernie Brae  Portland, OR

2014: “Imagined Realities”, Photoplace Gallery. Middleberry,VT

2012: Lake Oswego Arts Festival  Lake Oswego, OR

Portland Photo Month, Cameraworks Gallery. Astoria,OR

(Solo Show) Cameraworks Gallery. Portland, OR

“Digital Darkroom” Lecture Series. Annenberg Foundation.  Los Angeles, CA

 

2011: (Solo Show) Lightbox Gallery.  Astoria, OR

PCPA Show.  Newmark Theatre. Portland,OR

(Solo Show) Studio 2507. Portland, OR

 

2010: Member’s Showcase. Newspace Center for Photography. Portland, OR

Portrait Show.  Rayko Photo. San Francisco, CA

Photo Spiva Awards.  Spiva Center for the Arts.  Joplin, MO

World Photography Gala Awards.  Madrid Spain.  

 

2009: “Dreams and Fantasies” Photoplace Gallery.  Middleberry, VT

Plates to Pixels Online Gallery.  (featured Artist)

“Signs and Revelations”. Peninsula Museum of Art.  Belmont, CA

Diffusion Gala Portland, OR

 

2008: “Waking Dreams” Peninsula Museum of Art. Belmont, CA

 

AWARDS

 

2012: Honorable Mention, “The Muse”, Diffusion group Showcase Volume IV

2009: Merit Award, Black and White Magazine

Ultimate Eye Foundation Grant

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2012: Underexposed:by Susan Burnstine

Diffusion Annual Volume IV

 

2011: Artclectic PDX Episode 5 and 6

 

2009: Black and White Magazine, Portfolio Contest, Issue 68

Photographers Forum. “Best of Photography”

 

EDUCATION

BFA Oregon State University.  Corvallis, OR 2004

Studio Art Center International (SACI) Florence, Italy. 2001