In the 19th year of creating this calendar, I am thinking back to my early 20s, when I began studying photography and hanging exhibits. It was a time full of promise and new purpose. Soon after, I became an independent assignment photographer to support myself in work closely allied with my artistic passion.

As a professional, I specialized in photographing designed spaces
 - interiors, architecture, and gardens. My images were published for many years in national and regional magazines. Book credits include Pure Sea Glass; Wayne L. Good Architect: Tradition, Elegance, Repose; and Molten Beauty: The Soul of an American Galvanizing Plant.

I always have been guided by a keen sense of design and an abiding trust in my intuitive responses. In the late 1990s, gradually returning to "inner driven" work as my primary focus, I once again began to exhibit in galleries, and then in museums.  My art has been privately collected for many years and is in several corporate and museum collections.

Recently, I began to explore my parents' extensive archives and paused from decades of continuous production. This has triggered an ongoing contemplation and curiosity about the significance of ancestors, the depth and richness of our human story, and the meaning of death. This artistically quiet time, while also generative, has been a gift.

For more, please visit the Celia Pearson portfolio site.

Photo above by Doug Coulson