I am a fine artist and have a background in art, therapy, and education . Over the last ten years I have combined those skills as a documentary filmmaker and photographer while continuing to draw and paint. My interests are in creativity coaching, personal therapy through nature journaling. As an artist I have a particular interest in birds and wolves. I recently finished a children/adult book of drawings and pastel, "Wingspread" about birds as guardians in nature and "On The Line" about crows and caring for nature.
My focus has been on conservation and art in service of the wild. I find that the stories and images created by members of the community for a performance are far more resonant and effective than simply conservation work or theater on their own. Portraying the story of a river or migrating birds, brings us closer to ourselves and the wild within. I wrote two books on the process of bringing nature to life with performances, installations, illustrative pieces;"RiverWorks",and "Bringing Nature of Life".
I just completed twenty five cloth panels of animals and birds using a photographic transfer process and them sewing into a hanging.The photos and drawings often samples from a series of a particular subject or theme but they are fine as individual pieces on their own.
Professionally I have been filmmaker for the last eight years for non-profits and individual artists, and writers in our community and I have had a particular interest in wolf recovery and not losing our important predators for the future of all of life and birds of prey.