Welcome,

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope that you enjoy the experience of viewing the different styles of photography I have created for you. If this helps you to get into Nature - a walk in the woods, along the beach, a boardwalk - look closer, you may see what I see. Always have your camera with you. Turn on your sound and experience the slide show of each gallery.
 

My style is unique. By using simple stroke lines and off-centered presentation I create a work of art that is captivating to the eye. I use a semi-maco approach by focusing on a key element of the image.  I try to bring out the best feature of a flower, leaf or tree to capture the soul of the image. 

Please sign my guest book; let me know what you think of my work. I hope you will return to my website to view my progress from time to time. If there is something you especially like - tell me, and tell me why.


 


About
Contact Info

I am  a nationally recognized artistic nature photographer. I am a gallery artist with the Dancing Crane Gallery in Bradenton.  My art may be seen in Art Center Sarasota, Venice Art Center and annual exhibit at Selby Botanical Gardens.  My photographs are in private collections in Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia area.  This year, 2015, celebrates my 10th anniversary as an award winning photographer with exhibits throughout SouthWest Florida.  

Through my studies of Ikebana (Japanese style flower arrangement), Raku ceramics, Shodo Calligraphy (oriental style brushing painting), and Haiku Poetry,  I have become very close to nature. My enthusiasm for gardening lead me to explore my interest in photography. "The natural beauty of each individual leaf or flower becomes a work of art through the camera. To see nature clearly, to focus on the smallest details, to bring out the very essence of a flower's soul" - that is truly my intent.

My true love is photographing nature: flowers, butterflies, and other garden friends. For twenty years I lived in Asia/Pacific: Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Living and learning the culture and the natural beauty of these environments gave me a strong sense of intimacy in even the smallest things. Now that I live in Southwest Florida, I recognize many of the same type of tropical and subtropical species living abundantly in this natural environment as well as in local botanical gardens. 


I have published two books - one, "NATURE FOCUSED",  is a retrospective and historical evolution of my photography from 2005 thru 2010.  "NATURE'S ARTISTRY", published January 2015, combines my photography with my artistic WAFU Ikebana creations.  I present to you my creativity and enthusiasm for the beauty of Nature and my progress as an artist.

"In all things of Nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle

Polly Curran



Featured Galleries & Collections

Ikebana 2016-17

Visitors 2
Ikebana 2016-17

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Visitors 16
Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Nature's Artistry

Visitors 47
Nature's Artistry

Ikebana 2014-15

Visitors 35
Ikebana 2014-15


Recently Added

Ikebana 2016-17

Visitors 2
Ikebana 2016-17

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Visitors 16
Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Ikebana 2014-15

Visitors 35
Ikebana 2014-15

Award Winners

Visitors 61
Award Winners

Recent Art 2014

Visitors 28
Recent Art 2014

Nature's Artistry

Visitors 47
Nature's Artistry

Selby Botanical Gardens

Visitors 48
Selby Botanical Gardens

Orchids

Visitors 30
Orchids


All Photographs

Butterflies

Visitors 67
Butterflies

Award Winners

Visitors 61
Award Winners

Ikebana 2014-15

Visitors 35
Ikebana 2014-15

Ikebana 2016-17

Visitors 2
Ikebana 2016-17

Italiana

Visitors 42
Italiana

Nature's Artistry

Visitors 47
Nature's Artistry

Orchids

Visitors 30
Orchids

Organic Abstracts

Visitors 49
Organic Abstracts

People of Interest

Visitors 33
People of Interest

Recent Art 2014

Visitors 28
Recent Art 2014

Selby Botanical Gardens

Visitors 48
Selby Botanical Gardens

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Visitors 16
Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Tropical Botanicals

Visitors 25
Tropical Botanicals

Wafu Ikebana Arrangements

Visitors 36
Wafu Ikebana Arrangements

272 photos
Visitors 248

Guestbook for Polly Curran Photography
Linda Ohlson Graham(non-registered)
Gorgeous images Polly ... . It is lovely to connect w/ you via NLAPW.
Maciej Ruminkiewicz(non-registered)
Beautiful floral photographs. Especially loved the extreme close-ups on the singled out flowers. Keep up the good work!
Judy McLeod(non-registered)
They are all beautiful, but if I have to narrow it down, I like the big green leaf with the new leaf still unfurled and a red blossom. The trumpet like flower (#52) and the orchids are lovely. Another very attractive photo is the large leaf that is green, yellow, and orange. The color contrasts are so dramatic and crisp. It is like the sun is shining through from the back of the image. Thanks for sharing.
Sally Henderson(non-registered)
Polly you have caught the essence of tropical beauty in all its colors, shapes , and patterns. Your work is a joy to look at over and over. Thank you. Sally
Joanna Trescott(non-registered)
Nice work, Polly! (And a great web site). You have come a long way in the past 10 years. Good luck in 2016.
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