My artistic goal is to create fine art images, utilizing the digital camera as an artistic medium, capturing images that serve as a foundation upon which I continue to build in the digital darkroom.
I travel extensively to other countries aboard a cruising yacht; as a result my image collection is weighted towards exotic locales and seascapes. I am a certified scuba diver so also take under water images. When not at sea I concentrate on nature, wildlife and equestrian subjects.
My work is represented by a gallery in New York City, and has appeared in exhibitions across the country including the San Diego Museum of Natural History and the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art. In Tucson my showroom and gallery are open by appointment, and I have an extensive portfolio of images available in my online store at cbparkerphoto.com.
Agora Gallery (contemporary fine art gallery), New York City, NY
Professional Member, Equine Photographers Network
Old Fort Lowell Artists Group, Tucson, AZ
Sony Imaging Pro
2010 Worlds of Possibilities, Northern Trust Bank, Tucson, AZ
2014 The Substance of Form, Agora Gallery, New York City, NY
2014 Best of Nature Photography Show, San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego, CA
2014 Old Ft. Lowell Artists Group 1st Annual Exhibition, Tucson, AZ
2015 Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, Agora Gallery, New York City, NY
2016 International Masters Exhibition 2016, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV
2016 Animalia - PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2016 Old Fort Lowell Artists Group 2nd Annual Exhibition - Tucson, AZ
2016 Best of Nature Photography Show, San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego, CA
2016 Flight - PhotoPlace Gallery, Middleburg, VT
2014 ARTiSpectrum Magazine
2015 Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
2015 Horse & Style Magazine
2015 Berthon Lifestyle (UK)
2016 Current Masters of Contemporary Art (book)
2016 Nature’s Best Photography Magazine
2016 Alert Diver Magazine
"I came across your photography on your website, and was very impressed with your work. Your photographs have such impressive energy and beautiful composition." - Elizabeth Duker-Gold, Agora Gallery
"I just spent 30 minutes reading about your adventures on the Avatar blog! Great articles and amazing photos." - David Marx, professional photographer and educator
"...we here at SetSail are big fans of The Avatar Logs, the blog and photo site of Carol Parker and her adventures with husband Mike aboard FPB64, Avatar...Carol Parker is an avid and talented photographer. She lends a keen, inspired eye to every port and passage. The images alone elicit emotion, but the casual, well-informed travel narratives make for a complete package...the SetSail crew greedily devours Carol's exciting, art-filled updates every chance we get. We invite you to do the same." - Sarah Dashew, professional recording artist and evangelist for SetSail yacht design.
All my life I have had a love for classical art and photography and over the years pursued training in both fields. My background includes watercolor and oil painting, charcoal and pen and ink drawing, and darkroom black and white photography. When the digital age dawned in the 21st century it immediately captured my interest, and as the technology matured I turned to photography as my preferred means of expression.
I truly love the artistic freedom I experience as a photographer. My goal is to utilize the camera as an artistic medium, capturing images that serve as a foundation upon which I continue to build in the digital darkroom (otherwise known as my desktop computer), refining and embellishing to express my own creative vision. It is not my intent to present a literal interpretation of the world. Instead, using composition, color and gesture, I hope to evoke the artistic essence of the subject matter that touched my imagination. The images I select for my portfolio are those that have a painterly quality without straying too far from the photographic reality of the original capture. These become lasting souvenirs of brief moments frozen in time, beauty captured and shared to feed the soul.
My eclectic portfolio is influenced by my life, past and present. I live on a rural property near Tucson, Arizona, where I raise horses destined for competitive show jumping. In contrast to that desert environment, my husband and I take frequent extended trips to the South Pacific aboard a cruising yacht. As a result my image collection is heavily weighted towards exotic locales and seascapes. I am also a certified advanced open water scuba diver so my camera accompanies me both above and below the water. When home from the sea I concentrate on nature, wildlife and equestrian subjects. For me, photography has opened the door to adventure and continues to lead me in new and fascinating directions.
Check out my photography blog at carolparkerphoto.com and my online portfolio at cbparkerphoto.com. Also my cruising blog at avatarlogs.com.
Animals & Pets, Fine Art, Nature & Wildlife, Travel
Black & White, Natural Light, Traditional