Mary McAvoy







Mary McAvoy

Mary McAvoy

Westford, MA


I began to use a camera for artistic purpose in 2006. At that time, I was accepting that the dual conditions of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue had a grip on my life and that the energy and speed I had enjoyed until then was a thing of the past.

Once I came to terms with my new pace, I began to see the world in a remarkably different way. The physical world was no longer a blur in my peripheral vision. It was the central focus of each moment. With my daily energy at a premium, I began to live each moment deliberately, fully conscious of the constructs of the moment, especially the tangible world around me.

When I photograph nature, my objective is to record what nature presents. I use minimal digital enhancement in this work. My photographic message is that nature is astounding - that it is a beautiful but fragile presence in our lives.

There are lessons to be learned from nature. It has an intelligence that is ever putting forth wisdom. My nature photography is a way of helping people to receive that wisdom and my hope is that the resulting ripple of thoughts will help sustain the natural world.

Architecture, or manís constructions, is also a theme in my photography. Whether the subject is stone, wood, metal or glass, I see varied geometric shapes that form the shelters we create for our home and our work life. I especially like when an image captures historical perspective, such as a contemporary building that imitates ancient architecture or a line-up of buildings that reflect the history of a city, or materials that have been moved from one place to another for the purpose of building.

I hope my photography inspires others to live each moment consciously, and to appreciate and preserve the gifts around us that are here for our health and enjoyment.

Mary McAvoy 2012


New England Pond Life

Newport RI

Great-Blue-Heron by Mary McAvoy


New York City

Boston Massachusetts

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Maine - seacoast


Lowell MA

The Berkshires MA

General Nature

Social Commentary

Other City Shots