Rebecca Spiker - photo by Maryanne Trengove
Alternate Title: “ME – IN A NUT’S SHELL”

For as long as I can remember I’ve been dabbling in the visual arts: sketching, watercolors, graphic design, a bit of film photography and then digital.

I still vividly recall the first award I ever received for my art – first-place for a painting of a black kitty on a pink background, done in tempera in the first grade.

As with any artist, my creative ability waxes and wanes - in other words, sometimes I suck and other times I don’t.

I purchased my first DSLR camera in 2006 and from there plunged head first into this craft – sometimes literally “head first”… I’m not exactly graceful.

I’m one of those lucky photographers that gets to call the Pacific Northwest my home – actually, being originally from Idaho, I consider all the Northwest to be home.

I love water, it all its forms – this is a good thing, considering I reside in a very wet place.

I’m a naturalist at heart and through training, often secretly scanning the landscape for some unsuspecting visitor or newcomer to whom I might impart random bits of knowledge about this amazing place that I know and love.

Occasionally I get asked if I’m a “professional photographer” and my reply typically goes something like this…

“No, I guess you could call me an experienced photographer; this is my passion, not my career. I do have a background in design. I’ve received a nice little chunk of change in the past from a couple of photos I’ve had published, but mostly I’m just happy to share my love of this craft with others and occasionally sell a print or two if someone comes asking.”.

Thank you for looking!

“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.”

~ W. Somerset Maugham

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