The “starving artist” was my first impression of being an artist. Deciding what to do in life, I chose to be a cosmetologist for the past 23 years, forming and molding hair styles with different textures and various colors. I decided to detour back into the arts, by attending the Community College of Vermont acquiring two associates degrees; one in the Arts and the second in Visual Arts. I have also enjoyed attending art workshops at the Burlington City Arts. I have enjoyed seven years of the Vermont State Parks Photography Internship. It has encouraged my interest in photography that has allowed me to expand my horizons. Photography has become another outlook on life through the lens of the camera. Residing in Franklin County Vermont most of my life it is a beautiful experience to photograph the changing of the seasons. Summers in Vermont allow me to capture engaging images, including beautiful sunsets, a variety of wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. My ambition “to follow my dream” is leading me to further my education, as I attend Johnson State College. I look at art as creating life into forms using multimedia materials. I enjoy the use of multimedia materials; it adds detail to the piece of work. I also love to work with bright colors. I envision my viewers to enjoy the brightness of the colors that I choose to work with. Bright, bold colors that show contrast attract my eye as I attend to detail while creating my projects. I believe that art is a therapeutic expression of the mind seen through the eye of the beholder. -I work from various ideas; changing things as the piece is formed. - I volunteer for the American Legion Auxiliary supporting our veterans and their families.