Many years ago, I was coached to spend a week just making art; hike on the trails behind my home, take and make more Impressionistic Nature Photographs. “Dreaming of You” was taken back then on a hot summer day. I sat for a long time, watching and meditating on the light on this shallow stream. Listening to the sweet sound of the gently moving water. One of my favorite places to go with my camera; take photographs, and just BE. Also, where, from a different angle, in the spring, I took the photographs “Jeweled Water” and “Monet’s Spring”. Continue reading
When I take my camera in the woods, it is like meditating. The sun calls me to a particular spot and I click the shutter when I see that peak light… dancing light. This impressionistic nature photograph was taken in autumn when the peak New England foliage colors were on fire.
And the beauty of photographing water is that you can look at it from all angles: Continue reading
Drawing from the peaceful energy I experience in the woods around my New England home, I capture the magical sunlight that reveals itself as artistic jewels in the water. Please enjoy watching my digital story about my Impressionistic Photography: Photographing The Jewels in the Water.
Light. Water. Transformation.
When I take my camera into the woods, I feel my connection with the forest. It’s like meditating – a way to get back to my own true nature.
The sun calls me to a particular spot and I click the shutter when I see that rich, afternoon light..
Most of these photographs are taken within walking distance of my Western Massachusetts home. They are a celebration of New England seen through the eye of my heart.
My work is about inspiration and healing – about being so present in the moment that everything vibrates and shines. These photographs are about sun light.
I see perfection in nature – patterns – artistic jewels that reveal themselves.
My grandmother painted copies of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne. Her apartment on the beach was decorated with her beautiful artwork and those paintings live inside of me.
My mother always encouraged me to be original and creative. When I was a little girl, I was given a camera instead of a paintbrush.
Like the Impressionists, I am passionate about light, water and landscapes.
My photography is a reflection of the peaceful energy I find in the woods. Living in the moment, I capture beauty as I click the shutter.
These images can be looked at from different angles. There is no one right way to explore them. Please relax, take your time, have fun. I invite you to look for faces and figures; there are jewels in the water.
If you care to buy my work, feel free to hang it any way you like. The creative process doesn’t end with Leslie Cerier!
I hope my impressionistic photography brings you great joy.