I grew up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. I have a love of nature that began from appreciating my Mother's love of gardening. My interest in photography stemmed from my Dad's love of taking pictures of family and of places he traveled. I enjoy sharing my work with others. I have a passion for taking pictures of my travels, of flowers, butterflies, and beach/ water scenes. I enjoy Americana/ Patriotic art, and also small town and mountain life scenes.