Martie Bradley, Grand Rapids Member Since August 2016 Artist Statement I'm the busy mom of three sons. To keep my sanity when they were young, we went on nature walks. While they climbed trees, fished in ponds, or built sand castles, I focused my digital camera on tiny spots of beauty. We spent hours in woods, wetlands, waterfronts, parks, and botanical gardens.
I like to find an interesting spot and hold still as nature proceeds around me. I listen for scampering animals, watch clouds in the sky, and study flowers in the breeze. I chase sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows to find the best vantage point.
It is my joy to share these wonderful moments of reverence with you. I make minimal adjustments for color and lighting so my photos remain very natural. I hope these images will brighten your home or office, and remind you to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.