Philippine Beauty (2018)
Butterflies from the Philippines.
Part of the Nature's Beauty Gallery.
For many years I enjoyed a fulfilling and exciting career as a Forensic Anthropologist. Yet, during that time I was forced to confront the darker side of human nature and its effects on others.
Over the past couple of years I have taken an unanticipated turn into exploring mixed media artwork, by combining digital art and butterfly photography. My art has provided a positive energy counter-balancing the frequently negative charged environments encountered while engaged in my professional work.
Butterflies represent many interpretations including re-birth, and when I began to explore different genres, I was compelled to create the art presented here, including the Angel Wings Collection - images which represent the positive energies and renewal to be sought within ourselves, even during the most trying times of our lives.
In 2019 my artworks Angel Wing 5 and Japanese Blooms 3, received a Special Merit and Special Recognition Award respectively, in the category of Photography and Digital Media – by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. The artwork Faith was runner-up at St. Jude's 150 Anniversary art exhibition, Wolverhampton, UK. Amazing experiences as I walk in my new path.
Since 2020 I am exploring the Galactic theme.