Nola Rae Barnick, Los Osos, California Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement Photography has been a calling since my first Brownie camera. More recently I have learned that there is a higher purpose and a deeper benefit from seeing the beauty around us. The Lord, I believe, has given beauty a purpose. When we open our beings to the meaning of beauty, we receive healing, hope, health and courage from the Lord. I encourage each of you also, to yield your mind, heart and spirit to the message within the image; the meaning of beauty.