Sunlight Inspirations

Bend, OR USA

I'm an artist who worked predominantly in pastels and fine silver jewelry for many years. After a life altering event, I now work in photography. 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 wildlife in their natural setting. I live in beautiful Central Oregon high desert with my husband and 6 Labrador retrievers. I love photographing the dogs too, & 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 and experience many of these amazing beings first hand. My hope is that my images will also inspire others to care for these animals and the environments in which they live.

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)

Books by Sunlight Inspirations