I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason, even though in the moment it may not be readily apparent. 


In 2008 everything changed. My corporate job was eliminated. Although receiving this news was difficult, it was the catalyst I needed to explore my creativity and re-emerge from this life-changing event.


Amazing things happen when you make a formal declaration.

At a party to celebrate my transition a beloved friend gave me this bouquet of purple irises and yellow mums. Their vibrant colors, graceful lines and heartfelt message were irresistible. I had to capture the moment.

The stunning imagery, along with the backstory, inspired its title of “Stepping Into The Light”. This was the first step of my creative journey.