âœI was already an established freelance photographer, so it seemed like a natural progression for me. Yet, in reality, it still felt like a really risky step â” financially and emotionally. I took a one-month lease on a very unfinished gallery space. We painted out the dinge using a bright warm white, installed track lighting and I nervously hung my work for all to see. I almost sold out during the first month. Four years later, the original gallery lease is still intact and my business is steadily growing.
Signing on to High Point Market [last fall] felt like another risky step. But it had become very apparent that, while some clients enjoy and have the time to discover and purchase art on their own, many do not. Many rely on an interior designer to lead them through the process. In the end, they want the designer’s seal of approval before they make the purchase.
Meanwhile, my freelance business continues to thrive and keeps my day-to-day life varied: portrait and lifestyle photography, architecture, interiors and commercial work. My artwork ranges from the very traditional to the very non-traditional. By traditional, I mean the photograph is pretty much what was created in the camera. My Water Series is a good example.