Beth Kingsley Hawkins is an award-winning fine art photographer known for her living landscapes, intimate flower portraits, and delightful closeups of hummingbirds. There is a renewing and restorative feel to her work and a quality of light and profusion of color that are her signature. She experiences photography as a doorway to spirit and invites you to enjoy the wonders of nature from that perspective.
Beth comes to photography with a special background as a music therapist
having taught on the university level and having offered Deep Imagery and Music sessions in hospice settings.
The fine art of her spiritual nature photography presents a unique perspective on our natural world – honoring our sacred earth and facilitating a connection to the Divine. She offers her images in the spirit of the deep inner feminine within each of us which has the ability to move through the darkness into the light, giving birth to new life, and in the context of creating a closer connection to nature – which nurtures the soul and teaches love.
Many of her photos star hummingbirds, having travelled to Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica to photograph exotic species in their natural habitat, as well as hummingbirds nesting here in Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Her other photographic love is the mysterious Navajo canyons, alive with color, inside the earth. There she was fascinated that photographing the ‘outer’ landscapes, in their abstractness could reveal the ‘inner’ landscape of the photographer. This discovery of the Zen of photography – that the camera focuses both ways – fueled her transition from music therapy to professional nature photographer. She has traveled well over a million miles in the pursuit of images that bring beauty alive and delights as well, in bringing the rich ‘inner’ world of imagery to life.
Artists Website: http://www.hummerlady.com/