I am a lifelong horsewoman. I began photography because I wanted to paint from my own images. Especially those of my flashy , dangerous horse "Magic". At the barn, I followed our horses with my camera so much , they routinely trotted off and hid.

That led me to my first rodeo.

From that first "Cowboy Christmas" ( July 4th )  The color, drama , action and values of the rodeo arena intrigued me. Evident is a tough self-reliance and determination,  a genuine trust and belief in a Higher Power. A cowboy removes his hat upon greeting a lady. Rodeo is a "cultural oasis" in the modern age...They called me "Ma'am" (Well, that took some getting used to...) There were buck-outs and jackpots nearly every week.

I earned my credentials dug in,and ducking clods of dirt at the edge of the arena. Arriving early and staying late, I fried in summer froze in winter, was windy West Texas sand blasted and drought- buster storm soaked. From those experiences, I certainly gained a degree in "grit". 


My work has since been published in a number of print magazines as well as online. I have had the honor of photographing events for Amarillo's Visitor Council.

Traveling extensively with my husband David, I worked in the legendary photographer's pit at "The Daddy of 'em All" in Cheyenne Wyoming. I am anxious to see what happens next!

Desert Moonlight Magic "Magic"

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