Like all women, I’m the consummate multi-tasker. Perhaps as a result, I’m not satisfied with just one avenue for creativity. I enjoy photography, cooking and painting, as well as writing and print making. In the photographic medium I tend to focus on portraits and love to experiment with multiple exposures, adding texture and allowing for the occasional happy accident. I tend not to be too anal about making art. Rather than focusing on the product, I am interested in the process of seeing and allowing the medium or subject to guide me toward an end result.
Top five photographers:
Top five places I’ve lived:
- New York City
- In an aboriginal community outside of Alice Springs, Australia
- Santa Cruz, California
- on a sailboat in Indonesia
- Baja, Mexico
Five favourite colours:
Five things you wanted to be when you grew up:
Talk about disparate interests! I’ve never been one to be satisfied with just one focus in life. Wrestling with a mind that is both analytical and creative, I have spent most of my life with the feeling that I’m being pulled in many directions at once. Ironically, I’ve achieved all but becoming a fire[woman], although some say I can be a little fiery at times so I’m certainly thankful for those that have gone into that profession on the off chance I should spontaneously combust.
The five ways I re-energize:
- Being at the beach
- taking baths
I am lucky to have lived most of my life within walking distance of the beach. Both of my grandmothers were swimming instructors, so I learned to swim when I was 6 months old, became a swim and surf instructor myself and have always felt much more comfortable in water than out. Whether laying in the sand, surfing, open ocean swimming or just spending time with my toes in the sand, the beach is a place that always feels like home.
Other things that help me to re-energize include hiking, travel, spending time with friends and being creative.