My story starts in Birmingham, Alabama, where I was born. I’m the only child of Anita and Joe Page, my adored parents. They provided me with an idyllic childhood absorbed in family, church, playmates, reading and drawing.
I never had a “vision” of what I wanted to be when I grow up (I’m still trying to figure that out…); however, I always have been involved in the arts through my hobbies. What started out as an avid drawing and painting passion evolved into a love of photography. I was privileged to study briefly at the Southeastern Center for the Arts under Neil Chaput de Saintonge, who later founded the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (thank you, Neil, for being such an inspirational teacher!).
In 1996 I found my soul-mate, Ken Stockdell, and married him the following year. Ken shares my love of photography and is an excellent photographer himself. Our Christian faith is also very important to us, and we are involved in our local church, King Spring Baptist Church.
Ken and I love to travel. We’re working our way through Europe and have been to Vienna, Rome, Florence, Venice, London, and Prague. Before I met Ken, I traveled to Switzerland, which I think is about the most beautiful place on earth!
I have rediscovered the joy of reading (after wasting too much time on TV…) and hope that I’m disciplined enough to continue this new habit! The other priorities for the future are developing a website to display and sell my photos, learning calligraphy, and reinvigorating my drawing/painting skills.
I’ve been painting in pastel for around ten years now, focused mainly on equine art. Go to my website for more about that.
Favorite Photo Subjects:
Black-and-white infrared landscapes/scenes
Alphonse Mucha, Maxfield Parrish, Normal Rockwell, Lesley Harrison, Bernini (sculptor)
J.I. Packer, Ayn Rand, J.R.R. Tolkein, Jan Karon, Melanie Rawn
Favorite Travel Spot:
Anywhere in Europe!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
– St. Augustine
Sting, Enya, The Doobie Brothers, Josh Groban, Steven Curtis Chapman, and movie scores
Gladiator, The Natural, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Casino Royale (2006)