THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
I grew up in a family of artists, surrounded by art and books. “Don’t just sit there, get up and do something” was my mother’s favorite expression, so we painted, played in the garage building things, explored and made art. My favorite artist was Paul Klee.
Always brave, I dove off the end of the Santa Monica pier, on a dare, for rent money when I had my first apartment.
I sailed the Caribbean on my 41′ Ketch named ‘My Liberty” with a four year old and a baby.
I love to teach and speak to large audiences. Speaking on Art and Creativity, some of the places that I’ve taught include the Professional Photographers of America National Convention, Texas School of Professional Photography, Midwest School of Professional Photography, Winona School of Professional Photography, California Photographic Workshops, Western States Professional Photography Convention, Professional Photographers of Canada and many more. This led to being asked to teach on the Fujifilm Inc talent team for over ten years.
Now, I live in the Wine Country, north of San Francisco, and photograph people and weddings in the most beautiful place I know.
“Winners do what losers don’t want to.” Allen Copeland
“Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” John Lennon
IF I WASN’T A PHOTOGRAPHER I WOULD
Paint old furniture great colors, create and design gardens, learn to be a GREAT cook, take dance classes everyday..someday, maybe. Right now I’m happy !