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A look at the simple beauty of nature through my lens....

My interest in photography began at a very young age when my parents presented me with my first camera and entrusted me with documenting family outings and vacations.  I was fascinated with the power of capturing a moment in time to relive whenever I chose.  

That camera also opened my eyes to the spectacular beauty and wonders of the natural world.   In nature, I have found a place where I can be calm and peaceful and still.   I strive to capture and preserve that beauty and convey nature’s calming effects on the soul in my photographs.

There is a special place in my heart for the WolfI’m intrigued and fascinated by these majestic creatures, and the way they interact with each other.  Their faces and eyes are so intense and expressive....and mysterious.  I feel very fortunate to have spent time in the presence of and photograph wolves in captivity.   However, my biggest thrill was to see and photograph wolves in the wild at Yellowstone National Park in 2004.  Even though it was from a quite a distance it didn't diminish the thrill of seeing these wild creatures the way they were meant to be.  Another dream came true in 2007 when I finally heard a wild wolf howl in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario Canada.

Thank you for visiting. 

Please feel free to contact me at shari@wolfmountainimages.com

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Memberships

~ Indiana Wildlife Artists

~ Fine Art America (online)

 

Honors

Best of Show ~ B&W ~ Noblesville Camera Club (2002)

First Place ~ Indiana State Fair (2003)

Judge's Choice Award ~ Riley Festival (2004)

Champion Award ~ Marion County Fair (2005)

First Place ~ Marion County Fair (2004 - 2005)

First Place ~ Riley Days (2004 - 2008)

Best of Show (Color) ~ Riley Festival (2008)

Best of Show (Overall) ~ Riley Festival (2008)

Best of Show Sweepstakes Adult Color ~ Riley Festival (2008)

First Place - Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibit (2009, 2012, 2013)

Judge's Choice Award - Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibit (2010)

Second Place ~ Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibit (2011)

 

Publications

Town Planner Calendar

Birds and Blooms Magazine

Outdoor Indiana, a publication of the Indiana DNR, Cover Photo ~ Sept/Oct. 2005

"The Eyes of the Wild, An Anthology of Poetry and Wildlife Stories,"  edited by Stacy Smith

2008 Images of Nature Exhibit Poster (Cool Creek Nature Center)

Outdoor Indiana (reader photo) June/July 2009

Contemporary Wildlife Art Book, Cindy Ann Coldiron, Published by Schiffer Publishing

 

Solo Shows

Holliday Park Nature Center ~ "The Wolves of Battle Ground" August/September 2006

Greenfield Chamber of Commerce ~ "A Natural Perspective" May-July 2009

CrazyLake Art House ~ 2 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana

Greenfield Banking Company Gallery - Main Office  - Greenfield, Indiana  - May 2012

 

Juried Exhibits

Cool Creek Nature Center ~ Inspirations of Nature  (2005~2010)

Eagle Creek Nature Center ~ Images of Nature  (2003~2011)

Indiana State Fair  (2001, 2003, 2008, 2009)

Marion County Fair  (2004~2005, 2009)

Riley Days ~ Greenfield, Indiana  (2002~2008)

Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibit (2008 - 2013)

Art in Bloom - CrazyLake Art House (March 2011)

  

Other (Group) Exhibits

Indianapolis International Airport - May 4-August 7, 2014

Angel Mounds Historic Site ~ Evansville, Indiana (2009, 2012)

Art Sanctuary ~ Martinsville, Indiana  (2009, 2012)

Bluffton Community Art Center ~ October/November 2009

Eagle Creek Nature Center (Earth Discovery Center)  ~ Celebration of Nature (2010- 2013)

Indianapolis Art Center "Nature Awakens Creativity" - October/November 2009

Minnitrista Cultural Center - Muncie, Indiana (2010, 2013)

February Artist of the Month at CrazyLake Art House  (2011)

Lubeznik Art Gallery ~ Michigan City, Indiana (2011)