About the Author

phoeandco
Sunlight Inspirations
phoeandco
Blurbarian Since November 2012
Business Name Sunlight Inspirations
Business Web Site www.sunlight.smugmug.com
Location Bend, OR USA
Business Phone Number 541-948-9249
About My Business I'm an artist who has worked predominantly in pastels and fine silver jewelry for the past 15 years. I have a passion for animals! In the recent few years have had the incredible opportunity to photograph wildlife in some amazing places. My photography has become more of my main focus artistically and the subjects I get most excited about shooting are wildlife and anything macro. I live in beautiful Central Oregon high desert with my husband and 7 Labrador retrievers. I love photographing the dogs as well and see a project of some kind with them in the near future. My hope is to help others find what inspires them. I hope to do so in some ways through my photography - - there are so many incredible places and species on our planet and I have been fortunate to see first hand a number of these in their natural setting - - that people might be so inspired and curious about some of these that they themselves will take more of an interest in them.
Areas of Expertise I have a B.A. in Fine Arts and an M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with honors in Art Therapy.

I have expertise in printmaking, jewelry design and drawing as well as working with at risk children and adolescents and training dogs for competitive obedience, agility and therapy work with special populations. I have traveled extensively and have a long history with film and now digital photography.
Professional Affiliations NAMPA (North American Nature Photographers Association)
Cascade Center for Photography
TDI (Therapy Dog International)
AKC (American Kennel Club)
UK Agility International (UKI)

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
probably Alaskan Brown (Grizzly) bears