Originally from the Sacramento Valley in California where triple digit temperatures are every day happenings, my family and I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for over 25 years. While I often pine for the warmth of Chico, the town I was raised in, I have reluctantly accepted that I am indeed an Alaskan. I have always been involved in the art world in some way or another. From oil painting, to encaustic to photography, I love the transfer of reality into some other artistic form. Photography, is also a form of art. Capturing that moment of beauty, comedy or awesome inspiration and being able to relive it and share it with others is mind boggling and I must say, addictive.