I have created fine art work since I was a child. Below is a brief description of my formal education, art media I studied and the public institutions that own my work.

EDUCATION

BFA 1965 -Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University

I majored in printmaking and sculpture and took many courses in oil painting, drawing, design.

The courses in printmaking included etching, lithography, serigraphy, wood cut and engraving.

The courses in sculpture included clay sculpture, bronze casting, welding, marble carving and wood carving.

MFA 1967 – University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus

I majored in sculpture and printmaking. I created a new printmaking medium combining office equipment for my Master’s Degree one person show.

The series was called “Electronic Variations.” and examples of this work can be found in many museums and private collections.

MA 1990 – University of South Florida<p>I majored in Special Education.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art – New York City
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City
New York City Public Library
Library of Congress
Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts
University of Wisconsin Library

EQUIPMENT

I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II Digital Single Lens Reflex camera and use Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe RAW Editor 5.5 and Lightroom 2 to edit my photos.

My lenses include a Tamron 28-300mm IS lens, a Canon EF 100mm macro lens, a Canon EF 24-105mm IS lens and Canon EF 70-300mm IS lens.

As a back up camera I also use a Fuji S100FS digital camera and a Canon G9 Digital Camera.

I use presets from this wonderful website. The price for membership is most reasonable.

THOUGHTS

My work in photography continues to be influenced by my extensive fine arts background, including painting and printmaking.

For me, art is about creativity and freedom of expression, and in that sense there are no rules.

My greatest goal is to expand my photography into the realm of ideas and emotion.

The world provides me my material for study and includes all things great and small.

Everything I can see becomes subjects to study with my camera.

My purpose is to isolate depict or capture a particular essence of some subject.

I use photography as my medium of artistic expression.

I seek qualities that are elusive, difficult to discover and portray.

Photography for me is about sharing my world view.

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FEATURED

Featured on the Red Bubble Home Page December 5, 2009.

The following is featured in Pets Are Us Group.

The following photo has been featured three times.

The following is featured in Photography 101.

Voted in the top ten in the Thanksgiving Time Dahlia(s) challenge

Voted in the top ten of Fabulous Families Challenge

This is Featured in Macro Photography Group.

This is featured in The Black and White Enthusiast Group

Featured in Unlimited Quality Group

Featured in 5D Mark II Group

Featured in Candid Photographs of Friends and Family

Featured in Backyard Macro and Close Up Group

Featured in Candid Photographs of Friends and Family

Featured in the As Is Group

This is featured in All Around Florida Group

This is featured in Black and White Photographers’ Show Case Group

*This is featured in 1:1 Macro Photography Group

This is featured in the Extreme Close-Ups Group

Featured in !100% Group

Featured in Shapes and Patterns Group

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*This was featued in First Things Group.

Featured in Focus and Lighting Group.

Featured in Yellow Two Group

This is featured in Mysteries of the Common Group.

This is featured in Backyard Macros and Close Ups Group.

This is featured in 1:1 Macro Group.

This has been featured in Black and White Photographers Showcase

This is featured in the As Is Group.

This is featured in First Things Group.

Featured in Untouched Group.

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This was featured in 1:1 Macro Photography Group.

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This is featured in the Black and White Photography Group.

This was featured in the Freedom to Shine Group.

The following four Photos are featured in the Newfangled, Nonedited Group.

This is featured in The Photographer’s Vault Group.

This is featured in The Beauty of Nature Group.

This is featured in the Agua, Lime and Indigo Group

This is featured in the Untouched Group.

This is featured in the 5D Mark II Group.

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This is featured in the Grunge Photography Group.

This is featured in the #1 Artists of Red Bubble Group.

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This is featured in the Aqua, Indigo, Lime Group.

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This is featured in the All About Flowers Group.

This is featured in the Women Photographer Group.

This is featured in the 50 Plus Group.

  • Joined: October 2009

Journal

Tee Shirts Have Arrived

A few tee shirts I have designed have arrived and they are really beautiful and very well printed. The cotton fabric is stunning. I love them and cannot wait to order some more!! / Melissa
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Five Features in the Past Two Days.

A big thank you to all the groups who have featured my work. I am honored!! / Melissa
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Thanks for the Feature in Photography 101

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