Art and photography have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My grandmother lived in New York City and when I was a little girl she would take my sister and me to art museums. We lived in Trenton, New Jersey at the time and we’d take the train to visit “Grandma Lil.” She’d pick us up and off we’d go. At the end of the day we’d take the train home. I remember those days and those trips. What a great time we had.

When I was a teenager my mother went back to school and earned a degree in art history. She worked at The New Jersey State Museum and made friends with a lot of local artists some of whom became famous. But long before they did their art was in our home.

It should come as no surprise that I grew up with a passion for art. Unfortunately I was never very good at it so instead I learned a lot about photography. I couldn’t draw but I could see the beauty in what surrounded me and could capture that on film. My dad set up a darkroom for me in the basement of our home where I developed my own photos and printed them. On occasion, he’d even help.

My husband has jokingly said that I started a career in real estate so I could build a website and take photos. Well, there’s probably a little truth in that because I’ve really enjoyed building this site. Imagine how excited I was when I found an app that could turn a photo into a watercolor. Here are some of my favorites.