Mary Dussell, now showing at Made In Pescadero

Mary Dussell, now showing at Made In Pescadero

Mary Dussell

I have gone completely feral after leaving a 35-year career of doing whatever career people do. I thought of going back, but I am having way too much fun taking pictures and selling certified organic duck eggs, My home in Pescadero supports all types of wild life, including my motorcycle crazy husband of 30 years and our smart phone addicted teenage daughter.

When we were newlyweds, I told my husband I wanted to be a National Geographic photographer. Always the practical engineer, he replied, “I would like to see you now and then” and “we have to eat”. I shelved the Nikon film cameras and lenses until last year when this same engineer surprised me with a fancy new digital Nikon and big lenses. I had it then and I have it now, I’ve got the shutterbug. Real bad.  I truly love, love, love photographing our local stealth raptors, intense bobcats, doltish deer, little birds, big birds, reptiles, insects, dolphins, and even whales.

While patiently waiting for the wildlife to appear, I would often point my lens to the surrounding landscape. Only to be disappointed in the exactness of my images failing to capture the intricacies I was seeing and feeling. One day I grew so frustrated, I swished my camera like a large paintbrush. When I viewed the images on the computer, I was taken by the natural colors and gradients; I did not need to Photoshop. Nature is perfect. I hope you enjoy my “paintings”.

Mary Dussell Paintings


Made in Pescadero
Pescadero, California
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