Art has always been a large part of my life, drawing, painting, mixed media; the need to create is ever present in my daily life. Photography came to me later in life; the gift of a camera and macro lens opened an entire new way to create and expand my artistic creativity. The camera gave me the opportunity to see all of the incredible beauty that surrounds me every day. Looking through the lens gave me a new perspective; the detail and amazing color that was right in front of me became visible in a way I had never seen before. I am greatly inspired by the depth of color and the intricate beauty and detail in the simple things that I see every day. The color in flowers, fruits, landscapes and the things we are in constant contact with but really don’t see. Concentrating on the small details, a texture, a petal, presents an opportunity to capture a beautiful image no matter where I am. A photograph gives the chance to see the sublime in our everyday lives. My intent is to take photographs that draw you in, that you will stop look at, see the complex details and the vibrant color in a flower; the beauty in a simple apple. The old park bench or peeling painted door are incredibly beautiful. I love color, bright, bold, vibrant color, nature at its best and I strive to capture it in my photographs.