I am a writer, photographer, food stylist, actor and artist.
I make photos of the beauty – in people, in food, in places, in life.
I write about food, and the environment, and sustainability.
I style photo shoots, and make delicious food for them.
I shoot and edit films.
I design menus.
I am the founder and director of Norwood Evans Creative, an art and design collective in Traverse City, MI.
I am the creative director who assembles the team of Northern Michigan artisans and creators that get your project done.
I manage artists and their social media needs, providing photography and film for my clients.
I specialize in women’s couture and corporate identity portraiture, and in music video production for local and regional artists.
I have had an interesting life.
I was a home birth midwife for over 28 years.
I had a huge practice in both birth and bodywork, and I served many international students and plain (Amish) communities in three different states. I was very active in midwifery politics and served as legislative liaison for two different midwifery organizations. My current personal project is a documentary film about Amish and Mennonite midwives.
I completed the Visual Communication program at Northwestern Michigan College, in April, 2016, where I was a dean’s list student specializing in Design, Photography and Film. I am on the board of the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance, am active in Michigan Movie Makers, and am a certified producer for Up North Media.
I also act whenever possible, and just portrayed Mrs. Watson, mother of John Watson, in the web series, “A Finger Slip.”
I have played Veta Louise Simmons in “Harvey”, twice, and Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly”. I was part of Happy Valley Community Players and the director wrote a part just for me – that of an Ethel Merman type former Broadway belter who only sang her lines!
That should tell you a lot about me!
I have served as an assistant manager for the videography department of the Traverse City Film Festival, supervising the digital intake of over 40 videographers’ worth of footage.
I have been an environmental activist for many years, and now use some of my art as a political statement.
I recently went to Cuba as part of an education people-to-people learning experience, where I was able to do field photography and videography, and then collaborate with others to create short films about our trip.