An artist and naturalist who chases the ephemeral: The effects of light on the natural form in the New Jersey Pinelands.
Ann Marie is a nature photographer, naturalist, lecturer, and lepidopterist. She resides in the pinelands village of Warren Grove and has been photographing the native flora and fauna of the New Jersey Pinelands for over 22 years. She was born on Long Beach Island, attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY and Stockton University in Galloway New Jersey for fine arts. Below is an excerpt from a brief biography:
"Ann-Marie has participated in both solo and group photography exhibits at colleges, cultural centers, and local museums, and has contributed her photographs to non-profit publications and events. She has been interviewed by area newspapers and magazines regarding her photography and as an event coordinator. She has given numerous presentations on nature photography and shares anecdotes as a lifelong New Jersey resident to convey the united advantages of artistic inspiration combined with research, study, and conservation of this state's natural heritage.
Lepidoptera- particularly Moths, is now the primary focus of Ann-Marie's photography and
collaborative efforts. "
The Pinelands National Reserve is the United States first national reserve. In addition, the region is a UNESCO United States Biosphere Reserve and an International Biosphere Reserve. The Pinelands of New Jersey is a globally significant area for flora and fauna, while geographically, it is a forest of and by the sea.
Offered here are photographic portraits of flora and fauna, landscapes, water reflections, atmospheric effects, and old structures that remain of the history of lives lived in the Pine Barrens-the name the locals gave the region. This is an evolving collection with the New Jersey Pinelands as an endless source of artistic inspiration.
Ann-Marie is available to bring you "Beauties of Lasting Value", a compelling presentation on Moths that can be adapted to your organization's focus and interest. Featuring color macro photography of the quality found in the gallery pages.
Moth events and planning: Contact Ann-Marie for a group exploration of our Nighttime Lepidoptera- Mothing Events in Good Company- Seasonal. Locations must be adjacent to a natural area and be able to provide near dark conditions. NJ reg. business. Insured.
From sugar sand to beach sand, moths are an integral part of habitats found in Pinelands oak-pine forests, the dwarf pine plains and bogs,...