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.
In the world of visually-compelling subjects to photograph, two ongoing interests of mine, often in conflict, can be described very broadly as 'of man' and 'of nature'.
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.
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