marti neveln

Self Portrait, The Artist
Life can be filled with beauty and discovery when we slow down and take notice. I have found photography to be an avenue to appreciate the splendor in our everyday world. I look for the beauty in simplicity, in the quiet moments of the day, and in the constant rhythm of life.

I often photograph natural settings because I find solace in the stillness found there. Life’s fast pace, along with its technological focus, removes us from the human element. Thus, knowing who we are and what we want become more difficult. Creating a sense of quietude allows one to pull away from the world, to refocus, and to awaken niches that lie sleeping. These moments provide an opportunity to balance high tech lives; a connection to the natural world provides a way to connect to self.

I am drawn to scenes that convey a sense of contemplation and wonder. Shortly after I began studying photography, I came to realize that I “see” in black and white. Therefore, my images are mostly in black, white and shades of gray. In this mode I am better able to emphasize composition and mood.

Thank you for an interest in my work.



Juried shows:

“Solitude”, Online Gallery, Winter 2016, Still Point Arts Quarterly — Best of Show for Single Image.

Members’ Exhibition, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Lakewood, Colorado -- June, 2013. Juror’s Honorable Mention Award. Juror: Andrea Wallace.

Travelers on Tenn 4, Tenn Street ART, Denver, Colorado -- March, 2013. Best of Show. Juror: Tara Hornung.

Art in Nature Exhibit, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado -- October - November, 2011. Juror’s Honorable Mention Award. Juror: Nick Brandt

is this how i look? Exhibit, tbell photographic studio/gallery, Denver, Colorado -- August - September, 2011. Juror: Ken Hamel.

Merge Exhibit, Flash Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado --August - September, 2011. Juror: Hamidah Glasgow.

It’s All Here in Black and White, tbell photographic studio/gallery, Denver, Colorado -- March, 2011. Juror: Loretta Young-Gautier.

Portrait Exhibit, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado -- March, 2011. Juror: Rodney Smith.


Gallery Representative:

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5903
Web:
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com/


Corporate Presence: Denver, Colorado


Publications:

2016 Winter,
Still Point Arts Quarterly, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, Maine.
2013 Spring,
Still Point Arts Quarterly, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, Maine.



Group gallery showing:

“Photo Array”, Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado -- March, 2011



Affiliations:

Center for Fine Art Photography

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Denver Art Museum