Originally from Central New York, I have spent much of my life moving around this world. I have lived in many places, and am also very well-travelled, having spent time in five of our seven continents. I also spent six years living in Paris, France, where I studied language and culture, and taught in a private bilingual school.
When I returned home to the US some years back, I married and now have three beautiful daughters. We now live in Tampa, FL, where I recently opened an art studio in the well-known converted cigar factory, the Santaella Studios for the Arts.
I am interested in the arts as a whole: painting, photography, music, dance, etc, and was raised in a highly artistic (large) family. My goal as a photographer and artist, is to capture the many facets of life that are ART. For me, that means I am interested in endless types of both photography and art.
I enjoy the effects of both natural light and studio light. I love photographing families, babies, nature, events, landscapes, structures, and spontaneous moments, but I also enjoy staged sessions and other artistic endeavors.
I am also very hands-on. I love to paint, build and create, and am most happy when I am busy.