I am an emerging artist working primarily in photography. I currently live and work in Eugene, but grew up in the small town of Sweet Home, Oregon. I loved living out in the country. That is where my love of animals and beautiful landscapes started. I have always loved art and being creative. When I was younger I would write stories, draw and paint. I remember when I was young and sitting on the steps of my back porch using watercolors to paint the beautiful sunset. I have always felt like I had an eye for design and as I grew older I became interested in interior decorating as a way to express myself and my love of art and composition. During the COVID pandemic I wanted to find something that I could do at home that would be creative and make me feel happy, and that is when my husband bought me a camera for our anniversary. That is when I discovered my passion for photography. I love taking photographs of animals and scenery. I want my photographs to evoke the same sense of joy and happiness to those who view them as they do for me. Being able to share my art and love for nature is a dream come true.
I love taking photographs of nature, especially birds. Most of my photographs are taken of birds in my backyard. This photograph is of the Townsend’s Warbler. Townsend’s Warblers are small songbirds of the Pacific Northwest that nest in coniferous forests from Alaska to Oregon. I love the bright yellow markings of this bird. The color is so bright and cheery and really pops against its black markings and the tree that it is perched upon. Being able to go out into my backyard and capture photographs of these beautiful creatures truly brings me great joy and happiness.