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Mary Beth Landis

Mary Beth Landis

Bedford, PA

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Lines, angles, shapes and patterns create realistic abstract images. Most photographic works by Mary Beth Landis are based on her interpretation of the subject’s geometric structure. Her sights are puzzles to be solved by discovering the point of view that best accentuates the patterns.

Color, black and white, as well as digitally enhanced photographs articulate her collections that are printed on high quality photo paper, metal, acrylic, canvas and wood. She is also the author of visual and educational books as well as the creator of calendars and note cards.

Her photographic accomplishments include numerous awards and appearances in a variety of venues: Juried Fine Art Shows, Art Gallery Shows, Solo Art Shows, Hotel Decorations, Publications, Advertisements, Retail Stores and Donated Works for Non-profit Organizations’ Fundraisers.

More than 30 years in the world of photography and Mary Beth continues to have the intense fascination of structures viewed from unique angles.

Mary Beth is a retired educator and resides in Bedford, PA with her husband Keith and Maltese Heidi.

Currently her artwork is in the 321 Gallery, Hollidaysburg, PA, Blair Medical Center, Altoona, PA, Altoona’s Southern Allegheny Museum of Art and the Southern Allegheny Museum of Art in Ligonier, PA.

Photographic images by Mary Beth Landis are of views in everyday life but with an angle..literally. She sees the world in geometric shapes.

The majority of her work is in color. Colors have an impact that can overpower the basic shape of a single object or scene. Mary Beth sees the sights as a puzzle to discover the angles and shapes then selects a point of view that best captures the subject.

As a teenager she painted with oils on canvas but was dissatisfied that the paintings did not have sharp perfect lines and true colors. So she stopped painting and began writing poetry and short stories about everyday life as her creative outlet.

In the early 1980s Mary Beths husband recognized her fascination with vacation pictures and bought her a professional camera. That was the beginning of the photographers creative expression of life through a camera lens. She was able to capture the sharp realistic lines and true colors of subjects.

Mary Beth has created fun photo essays and books featuring her pet Maltese.

Digitally enhanced as well as black and white photographs have recently been added to her collection.
More than 30 years in the world of photography and Mary Beth still has the intense fascination of colors and shapes viewed from unique angles.