my story

Much of my creative work is guided by a sense of place and a desire to capture a sense of history or memory. I often begin with photographs of quiet spaces, such as a sunset over the Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans or a Maritime seascape. I am drawn to the mystery of decay and discarded materials. This means my work often includes rust dyed papers and fabrics, as well as recycled papers, such as old photographs, maps, sheet music, and pages from obsolete textbooks. 


I am also a health researcher and I use creative practices, such as photography, collage, and storytelling to help people share their experiences of chronic illness in meaningful ways. Workshop themes such as transformation and metamorphosis have then found their way into this work. A portion of all sales from this website will support arts-based health research.

roanne is smiling as she stands by her art table filled with supplies