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. My photographs have been juried into the 'Shorelines' and 'Gulf Coast shows (Rockport Art Center), the 'Dimensions' show (Corpus Christi Art Center) and the Port Aransas Art Center Merit Shows (2013-2015 & 2017). My work is displayed at Wind Way Gallery and the Rockport Center for the Arts, both in Rockport, Texas, and at the Port Aransas Art Center.

My photographs have been accepted by VIREO (Visual Resources for Ornithology) (www.ansp.org/research/vireo/index.php). One of my photos has been published in the book 'Global Birding' by Les Beletsky, published by National Geographic. My photos have won awards in the South Texas Photo Contest.