Sandra Flatten, Tempe, AZ Member Since October 2010 Artist Statement I have resided in Arizona for the past 30 years and enjoy hiking the deserts throughout the Southwestern United States. When I retired several years ago I decided to spend more time taking pictures and appreciating the beauty of the Sonoran desert that surrounds me. Although I love hiking the deserts of Arizona, I grew up along the California coast, so I also enjoy photographing the beach and the pacific coastline. My hope is to learn as much as I can about photography and have a great time doing it!! I would welcome any comments or suggestions, as I am currently a student of photography and trying to learn as much as I can.