I started taking pictures in 1981. I learned darkroom techniques at Keene State College night school and took courses at Maine Photographic Workshop (now called Maine Media), the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts and other workshops. In 1986 I joined the staff of the Keene Sentinel and left in 1988 to move to the Hanover, NH area where I started working at the Valley News. In 2001 I left the paper to freelance and do my own art work.
I am represented by Vox Photographs of Portland, Maine. Vox has placed my work in corporate collections including Dead River Energy and Kepware Technology as well as private collections.
I have photographed many authors and the images have appeared on book jackets, magazines and newspapers as well as private collections.
Photography is my connection to the world. It's all about seeing. It's wonderful to discover the color and beauty in nature and arrange it in my own way. Many of my images combine close up work with a water color background. They look like paintings because I wish I was a painter
Another direction I've taken is photographing old railroad cars. My dad worked for the railroad and loved railroads. This is a personal connection that means a lot to me.
I am married to novelist Ernest Hebert, professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College. We have two daughters: Lael Hebert of Bellevue, WA and Nicole Hebert of Brooklyn, NY. We have a grandson Zeno Ryan, son of Lael and Cim Ryan in Bellevue.