My two most recent Solo Art Exhibitions were held at the Walt Girdner Studio in Pasadena, CA and the Husar Fine Art Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. The Exhibition in Beverly Hills also served as the location for an interview I gave for an appearance I made on national TV on Fox Business to discuss my artwork. There are two versions of the interview of varying length. To see the shorter version of the interview, which is five minutes long, please click on the following link: https://vimeo.com/6bmediagroup/review/342144605/d7643206cc
To see the full length interview, which is 26 minutes long, please click on the following link : https://vimeo.com/6bmediagroup/review/340235508/d30a2f5f50
I have had my photography selected in a juried exhibition at the TAG Gallery on Museum Row, home to four major Los Angeles museums. I also have had my photography selected in a juried exhibition at the Paso Verdes Art Center Gallery. In addition, some of my photography has been on exhibition at the ROOT Studio in New York. I also have had my photography selected for exhibition at the Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. In addition, I had a long running exhibition of one of my pieces of photography at the Sturt Haaga Gallery on the grounds of the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California.
I received the Emerging Photography Popular Vote Award for my "Unique Interpretation of Safari Animals" series of photographs submitted to Feature Shoot. In addition, two of my photographs were selected to be posted on the Feature Shoot Facebook page. I was featured as Artist of the week on the blog of painter/artist Judy Hintz Cox. One of my photographs won an award for its long exposure technique.
I wrote an article titled "Botswana: A Magical Universe at the Beginning of Time" that was published in "The Eye of Photography" publication along with several of my photographs from my two safaris to Botswana. You can see the article on this website under my Blog tab. I also have been fortunate enough to have had several of my photographs published in the hard copy and online versions of "Salann Magazine," which showcases the work of artists to 5000+ galleries, shops, cafes, bookstores, and private collectors that receive the Magazine. Published artists will be featured on the "Salann Magazine" website, blog and various social media pages. My photography has also been accepted for publication in the next two editions of Salann Magazine.
The store Johnny Was in San Marino purchased some of my photography books and greeting cards. They later held a Reception for me and all of my photography products sold out at the event. The high end store David Orgell in San Marino also carries some of my photography products. In addition, I have been a photographer for the Pasadena Symphony for several years, and much of my work has been used in their marketing materials and published in the L.A. Times and other news media in connection with reviews of the Symphony.
My path here. I practiced law for nearly three decades at a high-profile law firm, handling multi-billion dollar cases in the antitrust, securities and complex business case area. It was an exciting, but high stress career. I was named four times as one of California's Top Women Litigators by the California Daily Journal and eight times as one of Southern California’s “SuperLawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine. I also was named a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America. I am now retired from the practice of law, but I became involved in photography about three years before I retired. I now have more time to pursue my passion: Photography and other types of artwork. My motto is "Photography Feeds My Soul."
From law to photography. It all started with a trip I did not want to take – a safari to Africa in 2010. My husband, as an inducement, purchased a “fancy” camera for me. Neither of us knew anything about cameras. Fortunately, the salesperson recommended getting a telephoto lens and that made all the difference. Even though I did not know a great deal about the camera yet when we went on our first safari, I had learned enough to capture a close-up photo of a gorgeous leopard up in a tree with virtually no branches up against a blue sky. That was it. I was hooked forever more. Since then I have zealously studied and practiced photography. That studying, practicing and work has led me here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]