Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine five loves – photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching – into her work. During her 26 years as a  ProMarket representative for Canon USA, she traveled throughout the US, lecturing and instructing on various photographic topics such as botanical and macro photography, printing and alternative processes. Her husband Michael operated a species orchid business for years, where she experimented with creating art pieces from their own plant collection. Her work has been published in various books and magazines and has been shown in galleries throughout the US. She is now offering customized photographic workshops for adults and children along with mixed media classes in addition to specialty printing.  Barbara lives in Goldvein, Virginia with her two dogs and a cat.