I grew up surrounded by auction catalogs from Christies and Sotheby’s with old relics of pre- Columbian art, antiques and fine art. Art was nurtured from the beginning. Handed the finest pastels, watercolors and pencils us kids were inspired to create.Color was used extensively in my oil and watercolor painting. Fauvism, and early Expressionism excited my usage of color. I studied catalogs on Emil Nolde watercolors, Modigliani, landscape paintings of Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, and the lovely tinted pale green faces of Sargent; subtlecolors hiding in white and black. Man in nature took my interest withGerman romantic, Casper David Friedrich.Pushed into taking a photography class in highschool was the beginning of seeing the world a new.My point of reference for photographs were the tortured moments in old Time Life magazines and the unknown places of National Geographic.School showed me the faces and places of Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Sally Mann and many others.Photographing is journey with a panentheist scope, changing as society changes, but the beauty remains the same for my eye.Capturing moments of synchronicity in the viewfinder holds something new everyday.