I am a self taught photographer and Photoshop user. I like to photograph flowers and gardens, since I come from a gardening background. Recently I have been doing a lot of landscape photography, particularly around my home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, the Olympic Peninsula, and around the state of Oregon. Much of my family lives in Oregon and that is where I am from originally. I particularly like to photograph Eastern and Central Oregon. I process all my photographs in Photoshop and I am an avid Photoshop user. I like to create paintings in Photoshop based on my photographs. These are completely painted images, not just photographs with filters applied to them. I paint these images using the mixer brush in Photoshop. I am drawn to highly saturated color and my processing and paintings reflect that. I also like graphic images that "pop".