Kristine DeNucce-Simms, Holyoke Member Since September 2018 Artist Statement Born and raised in Western Massachusetts in a large Scottish-Italian family, I am a very proud New Englander. One of my favorite things about living here is having the opportunity to find beauty and importance in even the smallest of details. I strive to see the world from all different angles and perspectives, and often I find that reality looks different depending on your point of view. Capturing moments in time, feelings, emotions and the essence of a person is my ultimate goal in my craft. It’s about keeping those feelings alive through images. I find that my biggest inspiration in achieving these goals comes from the fullness from which I observe my five children living their lives. They are my inspiration and show me the truest meaning of how life should be lived.