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More about the artist:

From the artist: "As I create an image, I celebrate and pay homage to my subject. It is my way of saying "thank you" for the perfect, momentary gift. My lens is the window to another world, where visual subjects mingle with feelings and memories, and metaphors are born. Like dreams, I photograph to transcend, rather than record. When I am fortunate, my images go beyond words, and become a mirror of my soul."


I first visited Martha’s Vineyard during the summer of 1953 and I’ve returned every year since. My family rented a cottage in the Lagoon Heights area where my family became part of a community which continues now through several generations. 

I loved to draw and my artwork won awards at the agricultural fair. I was quite thrilled. I grew up with Illumination Nights, fireworks, and happy beach days with friends. We rode our bikes all over the islands and enjoyed hiking the nature trails.

Our neighbor, Wilhelmina Lilian Chignell, was a retired English governess. I adored her and spent many hours listening with fascination to her stories. We formed a fast friendship and she lived to be 101 years old. 

Imagine how stunned and delighted I was to learn in 1973 that she left me her small cottage Huckleberry Lodge. My family has since had a home on Martha’s Vineyard. It is our favorite place, and since 1999 I have been able to do much photography there, and participate in the Vineyard Artisan’s Festivals (15 years), Featherstone, the Dragonfly Gallery, the All-Island Art Show and the MV Art Association.