At the root of my work is story. I’m continually looking for new ways to communicate the stories that find me. Sometimes this is through painting and sometimes photography or digital manipulation in Photoshop, other times it’s a combination of the three. I live in Roanoke, Virginia, with a ballerina daughter and two felines. It’s there that I try to create fictional worlds with mystery and hope, to share my belief that there truly is magic in the everyday. Folklore, fairy tales, and myths inspire me as do the quotes and poems that I gather like a magpie. Another passion of mine is the restoration of damaged photographs. This is work that I used to do when I lived in Georgia and again in New Jersey. It is good and creative work and I love the coming full circle back to it again.