Drawn to the river. Criatura of the forest. Living amongst the pines in rural Maine.
Companionable recluse. Lover of sacred simplicity and natural living. Bliss chaser. Untamed. Witch.
Camera. Inkwell, paper. Paint. Love.
I thirst to create. I endeavor to find beauty in the everyday.
Thank you for being here. I am a photoartist who has a passion for capturing beauty through both my iPhone camera and Canon digital SLR lenses. I’ve been an avid Photoshop user for nearly 17 years and enjoy using iPhone apps that allow me to create richly-layered digital works of art with my imagery. I am a teacher in spirit and have a sincere desire to share with you what I have learned; a lifework that is deeply rooted in the core of my being. It is a privilege for me to be able to do this through my website, books, and online course offerings. In addition to my forever-love of and commitment to the art of photography and teaching, I am a folk herbalist and the purveyor of the online shop In the Wood Botanicals. I find immense joy and pleasure in rewilding practices like foraging for wild plants and fungi, preparing wild food, and gardening. I also relish in putting paint to canvas.
I am the author of Art of Everyday Photography: Move Toward Manual & Make Creative Photos (North Light Books, August, 2014), the co-author of Photo Craft: Creative Mixed-Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs (North Light Books, 2012, co-authored with Christy Hydeck), and author of Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements (North Light Books, 2010) and Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations and Explorations (North Light Books, 2008).
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