Capturing moments one image at a time
I never stop looking for beautiful pictures. Everyday I pause and look. I am influenced by my passion for art history and my desire to create fascinating works that imitate the paintings of my favorite artists and capture a moment in time.
Landscapes in the Pioneer Valley
These photographs are part of my daily life. I see these places when I drive my daughter to school, when I am doing errands, when I am visiting friends. I have lived in the pioneer valley since I was five and these beautiful barns and farms, fields and mountains are my everyday life. They are home.
“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.” Claude Monet
Claude Monet and Andrew Wyeth are two of my favorite painters and they have influenced how I look through the lens of my camera and how I think about the subjects and compositions of my work.
Monet was the leader of the French Impressionist movement. He was an artist obsessed with light. He painted in the open air and captured natural light. He is known for his series, in which his observations of the same subject, were viewed at various times of the day and captured in numerous sequences of paintings. (The story of painting)
The Old Mill Series
I often photograph the same landscape at various hours of the day, in different weather and different seasons. I love how light changes color, changes shadows, changes mood and creates an entirely different photograph with the same subject.
Sunrise and Sunset
My favorite time of day is sunrise and sunset because it is a gift of a new day and a gift of another day. I have had 11 more years of days since my battle with Sarcoma, a rare cancer and I will forever notice every sunrise and every sunset and be grateful. I am so lucky to see beautiful landscapes around me.
The Beauty Around Me
“I think one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. I see no reason for painting but that. If I have anything to offer, it is my emotional contact with the place where I live and the people I do.” Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth is one of America’s best-known realist painters of the 20th century. He created canvases imbued with the mysteriousness of the real world, thus challenging traditional notions of reality. Wyeth rendered scenes of his everyday life. ( Art in Story)
Andrew Wyeth’s inspiration and passion came from where he lived and what he saw everyday. He painted what he loved.
I photograph what I love. I love the valley. I feel blessed to live here and see beautiful farms and breathtaking landscape. This is the reason for my pictures. I want to capture the beauty around me and share it so you can see what I see. So you can enjoy a moment in time.
Still life project in 2020
These images will be seen in a show called “Still Life thru the Lens” floating around Western Mass in 2022.
Images with water
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