I see beauty. I see it all around me, in the forest, at the beach, and on the sketchiest streets in big cities around the world. For me finding beauty brings me joy, as it does for so many of us. I think the key is to find the beauty in our day to day lives, whether we live on the west coast or in the midwest, rural Australia or a city in Canada. Because when we find beauty, we find joy, and we could all use more of that~
As a photographer I have had opportunities to capture that beauty through the lens of my camera. On one such occasion my path lead me to Uganda where I connected with a Ugandan doctor who shares my passion for empowering people. Together we formed The Grow Hope Foundation (thegrowhopefoundation.org) which empowers impoverished communities there.
As a potter I find inspiration in both nature and art. I love being inspired by how others use their creativity to create beauty. I also find that time spent in nature inspires me to create pieces that feel like the earth, where the clay began.