After raising 5 kids I am able to pursue my art, Abstract Photography. I am currently in two juried gallery shows, a member show at the Buenaventura Gallery and an Erotic themed show at the Artists Union Gallery and on permanent exhibit in the Billy Rose Gallery. All these galleries are located in Ventura California. My camera is a Nikon FM3A and I shoot slide film and crossprocess it like color negative film and enlarge it useing traditional darkroom techniques making Chromogenic Prints from 8 x10 to 20x24 on kodak metallic paper. I have a website rivasart.com.