CountyAnne Arundel County
Artist StatementNature as Art is something that is felt deep within one’s spirit. Hard to express in words, the connection felt when observing and being part of nature brings unity and a sense of peacefulness in this world of chaos. It is this connection that as a nature and wildlife photographer that I am in continuous search for. Capturing wildlife and nature in its natural state is a challenging task. As a photographer, I recognize that I am an intruder, and as such I must show respect as they have allowed me into their world. The greatest gift nature can give me is when my presence has been accepted and the wildlife go back to their natural behaviors. This allows me to enter into their world and begin to see their personalities shine through. Waiting for just the right moment to capture emotion so that I may share it with others. I’ve learned that the more you open your eyes, and quiet the mind the more you’re able to see. Life is fleeting and each moment we experience is unique and special
Emily Carter Mitchell is a nature and wildlife photographer that believes that art is found in nature through careful observation of the scenery, lighting and the subject. Through photography, she captures the emotion felt when experiencing a fleeting moment. These images allow Emily to share the connections made with nature with other people who perhaps may not have the opportunity to experience it themselves.
As an award winning and published digital artist, her work has been included in local newspapers, magazines, books and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.
Her work has been displayed with solo shows at the National Wildlife Visitors Center in 2019 in Laurel and Gallery 333 in Annapolis in 2017. Individual works have been included in Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery and Curve Galleries for several juried art shows, as well as the Mitchell Gallery in Annapolis. She is a featured artist with the Contemporary Art Gallery Online.