It is said that learning is an essential part of our existence and that art is a universal language. With more than 30 years of being creative, this is a space where I will continue to add creative and knowledgeable content. My hope is to grow a family of creative people who want to learn through the joy of creativity. I am in the early stages and my goal is for you and me to become better acquainted with each step forward in this new journey. Let me share a little bit about my path of creativity.
For most of my life, I have worked as a commercial photographer offering my services for ad campaigns, magazines, marketing companies, and independent businesses. I have created all kinds of professional imagery of people, lifestyle, travel, culture, architecture, and product photography among many others.
Outside of my commercial work I am an artist, a writer, and an educator. I produce fine art imagery and other items such as jewelry, mixed media assemblage, and decor for sale through my store “Inspiration Avenue.” I write content for the online Nashville publication Launch Engine. I also write blog and news updates for SOP and occasional personal introspective content on my “Thinking Diva” site.
For years I have mentored young adults, offered consultations, taught workshops, and even headed a travel abroad class. My experience as an educator started at Daytona State College more than 25 years ago teaching a pilot ASMP business course in which I was a member for more than 25 years holding volunteer positions as newsletter editor, Vice- President, and President. For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed teaching photography, marketing, and business courses as an adjunct instructor at Nossi College of Art. In 2010 I was the founder of a nonprofit flood relief art project called “ReTune Nashville” that provided relief to uninsured musicians in the industry through the sale of artwork created from flood-damaged musical gear.
I enjoy inspiring and helping others learn through creativity. I hope that you will follow along as I share this journey and I look forward to helping you learn something new while getting to know you.