I come from a long line of avid gardeners and animal lovers, so it was only natural that I would inherit a love of nature and living things. And as a kid, I was always encouraged to pursue my artistic eye - but over the years, I only dabbled here and there, without any real commitment. Then I discovered photography...
While I'm a dog groomer by profession, I also enjoy training dogs, keeping poultry, working with chelonians, growing orchids, gardening, hiking, and other outdoorsy type activities. As an aspiring photographer, my interests are reflected in many of my images, but my passions are wildlife photography and pet portraits.
I would love to photograph nature and wildlife in far away places one day, but for now, I consider myself extremely fortunate to be provided with endless opportunities to capture beautiful images right here at home. My inspiration comes from one of my favorite quotes:
"Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru. If you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Harwood, Maryland, USA