About the Artist:
As a photographer, Maryellen Stone is fortunate to be able to combine her love of animals and the outdoors with photography. Her photographs have been published in various digital and print media. She has won recognition at various art shows and competitions throughout the North Shore. Maryellen is a member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, The North America Nature Photography Association, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, The Plymouth Center for the Arts, and the Reading Art Association. She also participates in many generous and supportive Facebook communities, including “Phlorography: Artistic Floral Photography”, and C”apturing Nature’s Mystique.”
Maryellen is currently enrolled in the Mass Audubon Birders’ Certificate Program. She volunteers at the Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center’s bird banding station and is part of the weekly volunteer survey team at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord Unit. Maryellen also serves on the Board of Directors of Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch.
A retired educator, Maryellen lives happily with her husband and their cat, Lily, north of Boston, MA. Maryellen believes like Miss Rumphius that, “You must do something to make the world more beautiful.”
“As a photographer I feel fortunate to be able to combine my love of animals and the outdoors in the form of photography. In my work I try to capture a special moment in time or bring unnoticed beauty to the eyes of others. As I’ve grown as a photographer, I’ve expanded my subject matter and more creative ways to present many different subjects. While my first love is the natural world, I also enjoy the challenge of creating images that show the rhythm and unexpected beauty of other subjects. I consider my images successful if they make you laugh, gasp, smile or stop awhile to take a look.
Most of my non-traditional images are enhanced by manipulating, light, color and sharpness. Some images are selectively blurred while others are composites with backgrounds or textures added.” (Maryellen Stone)