About The Artist
about 20 years I worked in the commercial fishing industry -- seafood
processor, deck hand, vessel owner/operator, and favorite, net-builder. I
am the first woman to graduate from URI's Commercial Fisheries and Marine
Technology program and recently earned a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License.
In the mid-1990s, I changed careers to graphic design and publishing, received
a certificate in Computer Graphics Production from RISD Continuing Education,
and "abandoned" motor vessels for sail. (Not for long, though, as I have
just added an 18 ft lobster boat to my fleet!)
Then, in 2001, while learning to design websites, I purchased a digital
camera (websites have to have photos!). As my interest in photography grew,
I upgraded to a Canon Digital SLR with an assortment of Canon and Sigma
lenses and began taking classes in photography at RISD CE.
My main photographic subjects are the things I love: the ocean, boats
and sailing, kite flying, travel and nature. A series of my photos are part
of the Rhode Island African American Music Heritage Oral History Project:
The Rhythm and Blues Era, in the Rhode Island Historical Society Graphics
Collection. One of my recent projects is photographing the construction of
the wind turbine generator here in Portsmouth.
I have traveled to Nova Scotia,
Bermuda, Iceland, Ecuador and the Galapagos
Islands. I have been to the
Arctic Circle and the Equator and am looking forward to the Antarctic Circle
one of these days.
Oh -- the lobster boat I mentioned above... In addition to using it to haul
lobster pots (I have my recreational license), it is my photo
Photographers’ Guild of the Newport Art Museum
Portsmouth Arts Guild
South County Art Association
Save the Bay
Lobstering with my crew, David