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This is a typical day in my studio.... me working while Emma and Megan sleep in the sun.
It's my home, my gardens, my imagination right here in the very small town, Metamora, Michigan USA
Through my journey of life, I savored the times of being a fine art photographer, gardener, adventurer and dog lover. As you will see, what holds my attention are landscapes, flowers, natural abstracts and animals. Whether it be a curious creature, a sunset or sunrise, a new blossom of a flower or the last glow in the life of a plant, I strive to capture the simple beauty of nature. My photography has won awards at art shows and has even graced the walls of the governor's residence in Lansing, Michigan. But my most treasured awards are those of personally seeing the joy and excitement of a customer falling in love with an image and honoring me by displaying it in their home.
Photography with a splash of Photoshop or any other artistic means to get the image I am after. I may do the entire image in photoshop or take a photography of a flower, print it on canvas, then paint over it with acrylics making the image pop with each brush stroke. I call this technique my "Le Cote" process.
Lately I have taken a huge liking to taking photographs, bringing them into photoshop as a guide to the final image of a hand painted painting.
Limiting my palette of tools to just one technique sometimes is just not enough.
One year installation of 10 of my floral images installed in Lansing, Michigan's governor's residence.
A one year installation of my retouched image was chosen by the Professional Photographers Association, to hang at Disney's Epcot Center in Florida.
Blue ribbon awards at art shows across the state of Michigan.
Blue ribbon awards for photo restorations from the Detroit Professional Photographers Association.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.
My husband, Jerry, and I love to travel in search of beautiful places to see. This is Emma, Meagan and myself enjoying this wild secluded stream in the middle of the Porcupine Mountains, Upper Michigan.
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