Sally Mitchell
photography
In my youth, I was a dancer. When the real world encroached, I pursued a career as a librarian. After retiring and moving to Rockport, I began walking at the Rockport Beach Park and quickly became enthralled with the ‘dances’ of the egrets, herons, and other shore birds. I began taking snapshots; before I knew it, I had developed an obsession with photographing these magical creatures.

My favorite subjects are still the birds that provide an ever-changing drama free for the viewing. I try to capture their movement and graceful lines, their personalities and interactions.

My photography is eclectic; I love the muted tones of a seascape on a foggy day, the vivid saturated color of an tropical flower, and the stark graphics of a black and white image.

The Rockport Center for the Arts hosted my solo show called "All Wet" in their Garden Gallery in February 2017. The Texas Photographic Society selected one of my photographs for inclusion in its 31st Annual Members Show (2018) in Austin, and my photograph “Bird Feeder” received an Honorable Mention award in their 2019 International Show.

Other juried shows have included Shorelines and Gulf Coast shows (Rockport Art Center); the Dimensions, Photography and Independents shows (Corpus Christi Art Center); and the Port Aransas Art Center Merit Artists Shows (2013-2015 & 2017). One of my photos was awarded Best In Show in the 2017 Photography show at the Corpus Christi Art Center. My photograph of a whooping crane family was published in the book Global Birding by Les Beletsky, (National Geographic, 2010).

Most recently I was selected as the People's Choice Merit Artist at the Rockport Center for the Arts.

My work is available at Wind Way Gallery and the Rockport Center for the Arts, both in Rockport, Texas, and at the Port Aransas Art Center.