M.C. Reardon is a photographer, a painter, and a poet. Her photographs, paintings and mixed media pieces are an expression of her love and respect for Nature and how important it is to feel connected with the elements, to understand her holistic place in the environment, and to satisfy her need for soulful connection to the natural world. This interdependence, as interpreted by Celtic, Taoist and indigenous shamanic practices, deeply resonates with her, guiding her vision in her creative work.
Her photographs inspire her acrylic paintings, and are often incorporated into her mixed media pieces. She learned the art of photography in the analog darkroom, before digital technology, and still enjoys working with 35mm and medium format film cameras, including her Hasselblad 503 series system. She uses these production techniques in her digital darkroom, minimizing digital processing to create high quality prints on fine art paper. Her images are graceful, peaceful, and at times, mystical and haunting interpretations of abstract, botanical or landscape themes.
Her work has been exhibited and collected worldwide, and is installed in several corporate collections. She has participated in exhibits at art centers throughout the nation, particularly at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon, where she won a Second Place award for her ‘Thunder Mountains’ photograph in the Center’s ‘The Wild Landscape’ exhibit, 2015. Many of her images have been featured in publications such as calyx: a journal of art and literature by women, Pasadena Home, and Don’t Take Pictures Magazine.