Anastasia Tompkins likes to say she picked up a camera 13 years ago and hasn't put it down since. Her photographs of "not so unusual" subjects have an original, eclectic and often dramatic story to tell. She has been exhibiting her Montages; a series of photographs within photographs. This unique perspective pushes travel photography to new limits as different flowers shower her images with color, grace and a sense of purpose. More of Ms. Tompkins' numbered/limited edition Montages include Venice, London, Athens, NY, Cape Cod etc. and can be found in several private as well as corporate collections. In her previous life, Anastasia was an advertising sales executive. Her past employers include The New York Times, Art & Auction Magazine and the Sierra Club. In 1992, along with her new family, Ms. Tompkins moved to Westchester and decided to devote all her creative efforts to her photography. Many of her images have been seen in galleries, libraries and juried art exhibitions throughout New York, including several solo shows in Westchester. Ms. Tompkins has also raised money for The American Cancer Society and FOOD P.A.T.C.H. with proceeds from the sale of her work. She is a serious competition photographer and Chair of Exhibits for the Westchester Photographic Society, Inc. Anastasia grew up in Paris and has traveled extensively throughout Europe. She now lives in White Plains with her husband, Rick, two daughters, Makenzie and Graysan and her Standard Poodle Chanel.