After a formal background in studio arts and five years teaching art on several levels, I was fortunate to have a career in the travel industry. Along with other responsibilities, it afforded me the opportunity to visit many parts of the world. I grew an appreciation for different cultures, people with different perspectives, and unique architecture and landscapes. As I travel, I find myself engaged with the feelings associated those settings. I've frequently been seen with a camera in hand and my eye pressed against a viewfinder as I make images reflecting my feelings and impressions.