I'm very new to the art of photography inheriting my husbands fathers old Pentax SLR only a few years ago, which I still have. These days I use a digital Pentax which has opened up a whole new world, although the rules of photography still remain the same. My love and respect of the natural world I received from my own parents a priceless gift of seeing beauty where others may not.
I have lived in the Swan Valley, Western Australia, with my husband Steve and two sons Michael and Mathew for the last 23yrs. The unique character and many changing moods of the area a constant supply of inspiration. I would like to thank my husband Steve, who is battling Motor Neurone Disease himself, for his constant support and encouragement to find time for my photography and follow my dreams. Lastly I thank my boys for their understanding (patience with my lack of computer savvy) and love which I treasure always.
Please have a browse of some of my photo's and feel free to email me. I do read my mail but please forgive me if I take a couple of days to reply as I care for my husband at home and don't always have a lot of spare time. Most are limited editions with varying number of prints as shown.
I also have images on display at Windy Creek Estate Winery and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Ruth and Tony Cobonov for allowing me to exhibit at their winery. If you happen to be in the Valley pay them a visit they are extremely nice people and Tony makes a top drop of wine.
The other Swan Valley Winery to have my work is Carilley Estate Vineyard Restaurant. Another Family owned and run business. If you are looking for somewhere for a meal this venue is exceptional. Finalist for the Golden Plate Award 2010, the menu is superb, the setting beautiful, their wines another top drop and the staff make you feel like one of the family. For a truly unique experience go and check them out, I am obsolutley sure Wayne and his staff will not leave you disappointed. Once again thank you to Wayne, Laura and Isavel for your support.
Regards Karen Brown