hello! and welcome, thank you for visiting this space.
i’m a painter and photographer living in baltimore, maryland. i’m also – and maybe more so – a mother and a wife, a daughter, granddaughter, sister, a baker, a breakfast, lunch, and dinner maker, a friend and a hiker and a lover of the details of life. i like to eat homemade granola for breakfast, or eggs from the farm around the corner. i carry my camera with me everywhere and i stop on the side of the road to take photographs, especially at dusk. the beach is my favorite place, though the woods are a close second. i like to play board games and cards, i read the newspaper every day, and i like it when things are put away neatly in their place.
i paint in primarily oils, on paper and on wood panel. in my paintings, i try to capture my own experience of a moment in time – i’m looking for the light and the life in the moment, no matter the subject. the horizon fascinates me; i am drawn to deconstructing the landscape, and i especially love painting en plein air.
in addition to painting, i spend a good bit of time with my face behind the camera shooting my everyday life – especially food, beautiful light, and my children. i use a nikon d80 and a variety of lenses. i keep a pentax k1000 and a nikon n65 loaded with film for fun. and i have a polaroid spectra and a stash of expired polaroid film hidden in my bottom dresser drawer.
in 2008, my friend molly and i started a photo + words project called habit, where we capture and collect bits of our everyday lives. we started the project in an effort to hold on to the fleeting moments of our lives, and we believed, from the beginning, in the power of gathering those bits together in one place. the concept seems to resonate with people, and i still get goosebumps some days when i read the blog.
if you’d like to know more, you can find me:
on my blog
on the habit blog
or send me an email. i’d love to hear from you.