Australian-born Marie Keech is a photographer living in San Diego. Her formal background includes Library Science at The Catholic University in Maryland, and Fine Art and Landscape Design at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

She has pursued photography over many years, working in darkrooms with both B&W and color film, and now enjoys the digital world and the challenge of making fine art photography.

Statement

In the world of visually-compelling subjects to photograph, two ongoing interests of mine are architecture and botanic abstracts.

Within the first, the images capture contemporary, architectural abstractions; sites, mostly modern, but not always, that with light, strength, elegance, texture or pattern, inspire me, filling the frame, and eliciting a variety of reactions and moods.  Many works are by contemporary architects, mostly in urban environments, where sprawl is interrupted by their vision of light, grace, space and function.

In the arena of nature, much of my inspiration derives from botanic art, often portrayed in the form of dance, suggested by the movement of flowers in their full or declining beauty.  Other elements of nature and phenomena of the physical world are also subject for my lens.

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2018     Staccato, Athenaeum's 27th Juried Exhibition, La Jolla, CA

2018     Cloud Cover, Athenaeum's 27th Juried Exhibition, La Jolla. CA

2018     Calatrava Curves, B&W 2018. Gallery Exhibition. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT

2018     On The Edge, Fine Art Photography Awards. Architecture Nominee

2018    Ode to Martha Graham, Fine Art Photography Awards. Fine Art Nominee

2017     In Broad Daylight,  Seeing in Sixes 2017. Lenswork Annual Juried Publication

2017    Foggy Morning 1, Online Gallery, Members Juried Exhibition, 'The Quiet Landscape'.     PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT           

2016    Vortex, Digital Art Guild, 'Intersections 2016'.  City Gallery, San Diego City College

2016     Aroused, Digital Art Guild. 'Intersections 2016'.  Luxe Gallery, San Diego City College’Of Man’ could capture a wealth of man’s genius and creativity