A native New Yorker who adopted Vermont almost 30 years ago, Amalia developed and ran a successful pottery business in Warren, VT. She retired from that creative endeavor a few year ago to pursue her passion for photography.
Amalia began her exploration in photography while on a trip to Europe working for a student travel organization in the late ‘60s. Originally Amalia’s focus was in black and white photography and print making and although she began photographing “the world” in black and white, she moved to color film and digital photography during the last several years.
Amalia, as both potter and photographer, has a keen eye for color and form. She finds natural and hidden details in places most others miss, revealing an unexpected glimpse of beauty through her lens. She has the ability to see and capture images of flowers and other natural forms in an intuitive way that reveals an inner almost other worldly dimension in her final prints. Her macro floral prints have been compared to the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe.
Amalia’s photographic journey includes study at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, the University of Vermont, and numerous workshops and private instruction. She regularly displays her work in regional shows and has exhibited in galleries throughout the northeast. Her work is in private collections around world.
Tide-mark Publishing has published a yearly calendar of her floral images for almost a decade and her Vermont images have been included in calendars for Vermont Life Magazine. Her images have been sold as posters and prints through Image Conscious. Her photojournalism work has been published in several international publications.
Amalia is developing a growing fine art photography market with corporate and private collectors. Working with owners, interior designers and architects, she provides framed fine art photography to enhance the interior design and esthetic of her corporate and private clients’ interiors. The
Bellagio Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale and the Pottery Barn Art to Collect are among her corporate clients. Her desire is to bring the intrinsic beauty of the natural world and all its wonder into the homes and offices of her patrons.
I believe all beauty is meant to draw us to the creator, to fill our lives with serenity and purpose and to nourish, inspire and strengthen us. Often when photographing a flower, I’m aware of being transported to another realm in which my heart opens more fully to the heart of God. My passion is to portray the otherworldly beauty of creation in my photographs and share that experience with others.
Observing the amazing intricacy of flowers requires time we don’t often take. But doing so can open one’s soul in celebration. It can awaken in us the beauty that is an important part of our own innermost spirit, our true nature. It can reveal the divine mystery and wisdom that mirrors hope and goodness in our world.
It leads to transformation!