The words, “Sandy stares out the window and day dreams,” were a reoccurring theme on my grade school report cards. Growing up in East Hartland, CT and being able to see the woods from my classroom window was both a blessing and a curse. I have always felt the welcoming invitation of the woods as if it were to call me in to experience the dappled sunlight on its many shapes and textures, the vibrant colors of its foliage, the sights and sounds of its wildlife, the busyness of its insects, and the intricate details of its wildflowers.
Being inspired by nature and capturing it through my photography is a passionate hobby of mine and has been ever since I received my first manual 35mm film camera at the age of 17. Having artists and craftsmen in my family, I’m fortunate to have art in my blood. With an artist’s eye and self-taught camera skills, I creatively compose and capture images of nature, allowing me to bring a bit of the outdoors inside. I find beauty in the ordinary, so I love to focus on what’s often overlooked in nature and everyday life, hopefully giving the viewer a newfound perspective.
I also find inspiration from photographer/environmentalist, Ansel Adams, artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, architecture, the music scene, local artists and the many beautiful things around us that catch my eye.