As a digital artist, I fall somewhere between being a photographer and a conventional artist, using many different things to create my art. Textures, text, images that are photographic, including vintage images, colored and restored, bits and pieces of patterns and shapes, and lots of digital painting are all part of my creative process. I became interested in digital art in 2013 when completing my professional photography certification at the University of North Georgia. Part of the certification was a course in Photoshop where I was immediately fascinated by the possibilities of combining pieces of various images to create an entirely new piece of art. To graduate, we were required to exhibit and have our work judged by a panel of instructors and my images won first place. Since that time, I have continued my art education by taking a year long digital art course called "Awake" with artists all over the world. I am also a member of the Kaizen Project, completing artistic projects and continued education in digital art techniques.