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A Big Milestone

Our recent voyage to Two Harbors on Catalina Island was a huge milestone for us as a family. We’ve been dreaming of sailing with the kids on our new to us Kelly Peterson 46 for over two years. Health issues, recurring boat system problems, and lack of enough time and money has kept us from making the journey out of San Diego.

We had intended to depart two days after Christmas but there was a small craft advisory so we…

Thresholds Exhibition

I have been selected to exhibit a large collection of my photographs taken between 2006 and 2018 inspired by the “Village by the Sea” where I grew up. The photographs are from various series’ expressing freedom, discovery, vulnerability, and boundaries.

Please SAVE THE DATE for the opening reception for my exhibition THRESHOLDS.

The opening reception is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6 pm. I would love to see you there! And be sure to get your copy of the Exhibition Catalog…

On making art








“At The Edge After the birth of my two children, I felt a severe loss of freedom. I previously spent days alone in the back country, summitted high peaks, and sailed across oceans. The messy responsibility of caring for two vulnerable babes left me yearning for transcendence….

the art of work

8×12″ archival pigment print on Epson Velvet Fine Art signed en verso

As It Flows
8×12″ archival pigment print on Epson Velvet Fine Art signed en verso
I am so honored to have two images selected for an exhibit at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR. The themed exhibit is The Art of Work and includes work by 17 commercial and fine art photographers.

The images were made for a commercial project but could include any outtakes from the shoot. These two images…

a much needed escape

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. ~Jacques Yves Cousteau
Over the holiday break, my family set out on the S/V Pelican for Catalina Island. Having the boat in Dana Point makes it an easy 6-8 hour sail across the channel. With excellent weather forecast for the entire week we ended up staying for 8 days. Two were spent in Avalon and the rest…

saltwater dreams



I refer to saltwater dreams a lot in my social life: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook. It comes from my strong yet intangible memories of sailing across the Pacific Ocean 12 years ago and the desire to have these dreams come alive again. The experience changed me in ways that cannot be expressed easily in words.

The sound of the waves slapping on the hull of the boat day and night, then the dance of light on the froth of the waves…