Tricia retired from teaching special education children and moved to South Eastern North Carolina in 2001. She brought with her a large box of various art supplies and a single lens reflex film camera. Her plan was to photograph outdoor scenes as inspiration for drawing and painting. She recalls that first panoramic sunset she shot on the beach. The brilliant shades of blue, orange, and reds that faded into magenta took her breath away. All her meager attempts to paint that sunset paled in comparison with what the camera captured on film. Likewise, the first roll of black and white film she shot accidentally developed into an appreciation of form and the effects of light on everything we see.
The camera lens has now become her brush and pallet as she continues to watch and wait patiently for the next image to appear.