Tag Archive for: Black & White

“Be Still” Lands on Nat Geo’s FB Page


It was Easter Sunday afternoon and I was sitting on a beach in Florida with my husband and 1,000 other people enjoying the warmth and sunshine when I checked on my Facebook business page. I had several new “likes” and a few comments about a shot of mine they saw on National Geographic’s FB page. “Huh? What shot?” I thought to myself. I headed over to NG’s page and there it was, this image, featured on their facebook page with a few thousand “likes” and a couple of hundred comments. It had only been posted for about one hour.  24 hours later, there had been 21,000+ likes, 4,000+ shares and 1000+ comments, a huge spike in visits to my web site and a big increase in followers on my FB page. I was just blown away! So how did it all happen? Since I have been asked this question a number of times, I thought I would blog about it as well. A friend of mine and an outstanding photographer/journalist, Robyn Gianni, had one of her images featured on NG’s Photo of the Day. She told me about their submission process so I decided to give it a go. I set up an account for the “My Shot” submissions in January and began submitting one image a month, the main requirement.  My first image, seen below, was selected later that month as a pick for the Daily Dozen. In March, I submitted “Be Still” and it too was selected for the Daily Dozen feature which, in both cases, has been a big thrill. On April 8th, someone working at National Geographic decided to post “Be Still” on their FB page. When you think about how many images they must see in a day, I feel incredibly honored to have had them showcase not only one, but two images. I have also had the pleasure of conversing with people from all over the world because of this exposure and I cannot thank National Geographic enough!


You’re Invited to the Opening Reception April 13th, 5:00-7:00pm

I am thrilled to be a part of a two-person show that opens at The Iris Gallery of Fine Art Photography on Newbury Street in Boston, MA on April 10th.  I will be sharing the  gallery space with the gorgeous photography of George Shattuck.  George’s reductive landscapes truly capture the stunning beauty and color of the oceans and lands that resonate so deeply with him.  Next to horses, the ocean holds a special place in my heart and it seems fitting and an honor that my work will be shown alongside George’s.  To treat your eyes on more of his work, visit his website.

The Iris Gallery is located between Clarendon and Dartmouth Street in Boston.  Known for their collection of contemporary works in both black & white and color by well established and emerging artists, the Iris Gallery has an impressive group of acclaimed photographers and I am incredibly grateful not only for their representation but also for this opportunity to exhibit . The show runs until June 4th with the Artist reception being on April 13th.

I will have fourteen pieces hanging, ranging in sizes from 16 x 20″ up to 36 x 54,” presented in both the traditional mat and frame style and a floating plexi style which is a contemporary, frame-less presentation.

Both George and I will be present at the gallery on the 13th and hope to see you there.


Show Preparations


Today I am hanging nine images at The Southern Vermont Arts Center in preparations for a solo show, tittled Unforeseen Equine, that opens on July 23rd in Manchester, Vermont, and I can honestly say the last two months of preparations have been incredibly stressful. This is not my first show but it is the first show in which I have stepped out of my comfort zone in how I present my images thus making every step beyond the choosing of the images unfamiliar. I worked with a well known lab in New York City, Duggal Visual Solutions, traveling back and forth to check on the various steps of producing a finished piece. Six of the nine images are being displayed using what is known as a Gallery Plexiglas mount, used extensively by artists, but just not me. The image is face mounted onto 1/4″ plexiglas and backed with sintra (material compound) board with a ¾”wood brace secured to the back. The wood brace elevates the image off the wall, creating a floating appearance. It is a very contemporary presentation but one that I love as there is nothing but the image to look at. No mat, no frame. With all the steps but one behind me, I will be breathing a bit easier at the end of today. There is an artist reception on the 23rd from 2-4 pm and if you find yourself in the neighbourhood, please stop in and say hi.