Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.
"The dynamic style of artist Mary Calkins is an exuberant fusion of vibrant colors, rich textures and unusual shapes. Influenced by a combination of environmental and historical factors, Calkins utilizes those elements to add intrigue to her work while they continue to emanate a playful energy. She achieves interesting results by combining many techniques to create collage and non-representational images that inspire enjoyment of the materials used, as well as provoking individual interpretation." (Text from art.com)
A Scottish interior designer, Alan Buckle was frustrated with the selection of artworks available to coordinate with his modern-design schemes, so he began creating his own. He produces unique, abstract florals constructed from textured papers and metallic prints, which clearly evidence his expertise in interior-design trends. Buckle owns an interior-design business in Glasgow, advising clients about the latest contemporary home décor styles."