“The Spirit of This Place” Exhibition, captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix. Called a “legendary photographer” by art gallery curators and “intrepid” by collectors, her works are known for capturing the intersection of art and healing, transporting viewers to a place of peace and meditation.
Phoenix’ photographic images reflect her devotion to protecting the natural environment, sense of oneness with the light and soul of the land and its inhabitants and a reverence for wild places. The exhibition showcases works taken during her two artist residencies -- Ireland and Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- as well as from her Sacred Trees, Landscape, Winged Life, Venice, and National Parks Collections, including the Everglades.
For Phoenix, the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer whose works are in more than 90 private and corporate collections worldwide.
Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards, including the Julia Cameron International Photography Contest, winning Best Landscape and Seascape Series. She was appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Citizen Review Panel, Broward Cultural Division.
Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Most recently, the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida acquired 22 large works by Phoenix for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center. Currently she is the serving her fourth term as president of the National League of American Pen Women. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.