Patti Nelson, Fort Lauderdale Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I have always been interested in photography, with particular interest in landscape and marine photography. There is never an end to the beauty that surrounds us, and I enjoy trying to capture that beauty in my camera. Once I retire from my 9 to 5 job as the Controller for a private yacht, tennis & beach club in Miami, I intend to spend much more time photographing the beauty around me.
One of my other hobbies is Department 56 Snow Village. The whimsical fun of forming a 50's village on a piece of styrofoam & plywood with ceramic homes & buildings, accessories, trees, fences, lights, cars & trucks plus much more.
We are fortunate to have homes in two beautifully picturesque areas of the country. We live primarily in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the true gem of the Gold Coast, and a second home for R & R - a cottage in northern Michigan . It's situated in the north central part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Twenty five miles to the west is Lake Michigan, 60 miles to the east lies Lake Huron and 50 miles to the north is the Straights of Mackinac where the two mighty lakes converge.
The beauty of nature is ever changing, providing a constant view to save and savor.