Laura Berman and Mary Weilandt – Cheeky Bee Gallery
The Nature of Reality
My work explores ways of seeing and interpreting the natural world through the intersection of photography and painting. This convergence is a natural outgrowth of my early training as painter and more than twenty years as a landscape designer and photographer.
I go beyond the photographic capture to experience and re-envision the world as a synthesis of what I see and what the camera records. The exploration of the visual beauty of nature—of flowers, trees, insects and landscapes, the luscious and sensuous colours, shapes and textures, the complex ways in which it all interacts—provides me with an infinite source of imagery.
By blurring the line between painting and photographic realism I want to offer the viewer the opportunity to see beyond the expected and illuminate a more emotional nature of reality.
Extensive travels provide me with plenty of opportunities to explore and photograph the world around me. Nature and the natural world are my primary fascination.
With my photography I am also able to support the Warkworth- and Trent Hills- Community and Northumberland County through brochures and posters. These include published images in support of “The Bridge Hospice”, the “Communities in Bloom” project and travel- and advertising- publications.