Why I am a late bloomer?
Had I bloomed earlier in my life, my blossom would not be nearly as colorful.
In the 80's when my sons were little I was a self taught videographer, I did a couple of weddings as side jobs, but most of my taping was done of my children and their friends, making home movies of their plays and musicals. I entered the corporate world after that and put down my video camera.
In the 90's I picked up a paint brush and some tempera paints. Creating a few gifts for family and friends , I mainly painted because it brought me joy.
The new millenium brought me a daughter and a new career as a portrait photographer, a career I could do part time while raising my daughter. I gleened alot of knowledge from the handful of studios I worked for over these last several years.
Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, I have found a way to combine 2 of my passions, photography and painting. "Portrait Impressions " is original photography, digital art, printed on canvas and hand embellished with acrylic paint.