Karin Connolly
Fine Art Photographer

Nature photographer Karin Connolly was born in Queens New York in 1968. In 1973 Connolly's family moved to the small town of New Paltz in upstate New York, where she was allowed to play in the woods, jump from rocks and generally explore her environment. It is said that her love of nature, which is now evident in her work is a result of these experiences she had a child.

Today, when shooting in nature, Karin Connolly searches for that perfect moment where all the elements of light, landscape and timing come together to form a single wonderful instant. Connolly captures images that reveal a mood of an area rather than what typically gets captured in traditional photography. "I love to record the mood of a shot, which usually requires visiting the same location repeatedly, said Connolly. "I allow myself to be completely immersed in the surroundings. The more I visits a place, the better I can reveal the true essence of what I feel there".

Since 1990 Connolly has lived and worked in Orlando Florida where she attended Daytona State College (Southeast Center for Photography). After obtaining a very comprehensive photography education, Connolly worked as a freelance assistant for a variety of prominent photographers. Not only did Connolly develop intense technical skills, but she learned how to actually run a fine art photography business. As Connolly's skilled improved, her unique voice has clearly emerged.

Connolly further when on to say, "Slowly I began to realize that nature photography was my passion, so I pursued it wholeheartedly. I have also been honored to get to know, and talk shop with top photography artists such as John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Dewitt Jones and Galen Rowell."

Much of Connolly's fine art images are soft and subtle, while others are mystical and playful and gravitate toward elements that play with perceptions of focus. Typical themes are "water-scapes" using long exposures which seem to capture the emotion of the water rather than creating a literal representation of the scene. While Connolly, shoots in color much of her work is later converted to black and white using her proprietary studio techniques. In this way Connolly can hand tone images using a combination of existing color with a hint of artistic license.

Each Connolly piece of fine art, is protected with a unique sealant process which protects the work from moisture, abrasions and sunlight. This enables collectors to see the image without having any of the distractions of glass.

Karin Connolly has won many prestigious awards, and regularly exhibits her work in fine art galleries throughout the United States.

Awards:
Best in Show - Clermont Art Festival 2015

Best in Photography - Prairie Village Art Festival , Kansas City MO 2015

Judges Award - Fairhope Art Festival, Birmingham, AL 2015

Merit Award - Gainesville Art Festival 2015

Merit Award - Space Coast Art Festival 2015

Best in 2D - Tarpon Springs Art Festival 2014

Award of Excellence - Lake Mary Art Festival 2014
Marsh and Clouds 2

Morning Glow

Abstract Water #1

Wispy

Beach Blues 3

Cystal Clear

Sea Blues 4

Sea Blues 2

Water Dance 1

Smooth Moves

Calm Before the Storm

Icy Blue

Slow Motion

The Marsh and Sea

Flare

Sea Shimmer

Reed Abstract 1

Reed Abstract 2

Abstract Waters #2

Golden Glow

Pastel Dunes

Sea of Light

Blue Light

Nostalgia

Tree Spirals 1

Tree Spirals 2

Somewhere

Sweet Dream

Coastal Abstraction

Coastal Impressions

Forest of Green

Tree Dance

Tree Circles #1

Tree Circles #2

Marsh and Clouds 1

Drift Away

Wispy Waters

Uplifting

Free Flowing

Cloud Crossing

Smooth as Silk

Colorful Calm

Contemplation

Dreamy Dunes

Harmonious Hues

Magical

Marsh and Clouds 2
Photograph: Photography

Ethereal rendering of cloud refleciton. Printed on canvas and framed in a contemporary silver frame.

Limited Edition: 0 of 250
Height 19" x Width 24" x Depth 1"
Year Produced: 2016
Inventory ID KC_0038
Status: All Galleries

Price:
$350.00
   

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