Shirley Rutland

Pismo Eucalyptus

“I delight in capturing the profound beauty in even the simplest of subject matter. Just the play of light at a certain time of day can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. A scene that at first may seem mundane—perhaps an area we drive by every day—may at a closer glance hold endless possibilities. The Creator’s work of nature itself provides an unlimited scope of design elements from the beauty of a simple leaf to a vast panorama from a mountain summit. I believe that portraying the peace of nature gives us a much-needed refuge from the harsh realities of our driven lives.”