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Patricia Schaefer

Patricia Schaefer

Johns Island, SC

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Patricia is a retired pediatric occupational therapist who lives on Seabrook Island, SC with her husband. Although always fond of taking photos, Patricia's interest in photography peeked after she moved to Seabrook Island and found herself surrounded by beautiful nature and wildlife. She took her first photos of the dolphin in 2006 and has not stopped since. She has ventured into other areas of photography including street photography and macro shot.

She received her first award for her work in 2007 from Dunes Properties. Her work has been featured in the Neighbors Magazine, in the South Carolina Wildlife, Charleston,Designer and the Island Magazines. She received the First Federal People's Choice Award for Dolphin Strand Feeding Line Up in October 2012. .She received first place in the 2013 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibition for Heron Steals Dinner. She has received numerous awards from the Charleston Artists Guild. She has exhibited in the Wells Gallery, the Gibbes Museum, the Charleston Center for Photography,Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, and Artfields 2015. Her photographs have been used on educational signage at Seabrook and Kiawah Islands and at the Georgia Aquarium. National Geographic Channel published several of her photos to advertise The Secret Life of Predators September 2013. A photograph of the dolphin was used in a Japanese children's book in 2014.

She has self-published over 30 photo books and several are available for sale including: Wild Things on Seabrook Island, Dolphin Strand Feeding Second Edition, The Colors of Seabrook Island, Dolphins From A-Z and The Colors of the Lowcountry. Some of her work can be viewed on her web site at www.patriciapschaefer.com. Several of her works are displayed for sale at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. Framed and unframed photos, canvases and cards are available at several local shops and directly from Patricia or on the fine art america web site.

Patricia serves as past president of the Seabrook Island Photography Club and is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild, member of the Charleston Center for Photography, and Seabrook Island Natural History Group. Besides photography she enjoys bird watching, gardening, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Resurrection Fern dons Angel Oak by Patricia Schaefer

 

Angel Oak in Spring by Patricia Schaefer

 

Coffin Point Shadows by Patricia Schaefer

 

Looking through the Old Sheldon Church by Patricia Schaefer

 

Old Sheldon Church by Patricia Schaefer

 

Dynamic Duo by Patricia Schaefer

 

Marsh in the Morning by Patricia Schaefer

 

Sunrise at the Boneyard by Patricia Schaefer

 

Pelican Brunch by Patricia Schaefer

 

Roseate Spoonbill by Patricia Schaefer

 

Dolphin and Pelican Party by Patricia Schaefer

 

Crow Silhouette by Patricia Schaefer

 

Coffin Point Roadway by Patricia Schaefer

 

Jasper Stone Worker by Patricia Schaefer

 

Minnesota Barn by Patricia Schaefer

 

Antique Windmills by Patricia Schaefer

 

Windmill Landscape by Patricia Schaefer

 

Brian's Haircut by Patricia Schaefer

 

Saturday morning at Joe's Barbershop by Patricia Schaefer

 

Nature and Art by Patricia Schaefer

 

Stairs to Nowhere by Patricia Schaefer

 

Looking Up by Patricia Schaefer

 

Charleston Tour by Patricia Schaefer

 

Hanging Room by Patricia Schaefer

 

Jail House Wall by Patricia Schaefer

 

Azalea Path by Patricia Schaefer

 

Middleton Oak by Patricia Schaefer

 

Orchid 3 by Patricia Schaefer

 

Orchid 4 by Patricia Schaefer

 

Orchid 2 by Patricia Schaefer

 

Orchid 1 by Patricia Schaefer

 

Rainbow Row by Patricia Schaefer

 

Resting Bald Eagle by Patricia Schaefer

 

Bird Brunch 2 by Patricia Schaefer

 

Bird Brunch by Patricia Schaefer

 

Sand Trails by Patricia Schaefer

 

Carolina Girls Shrimp Boat by Patricia Schaefer

 

Golden Marsh by Patricia Schaefer

 

Rice Mill Pond Reflection by Patricia Schaefer

 

Skimmers with Reflection by Patricia Schaefer

 

Sunflower Bouquet by Patricia Schaefer

 

Pelican Steals the Fish by Patricia Schaefer

 

Banana Spider in Web by Patricia Schaefer

 

Beach Magic by Patricia Schaefer

 

Shells on a String by Patricia Schaefer

 

Shell Art by Patricia Schaefer

 

Botany Beach by Patricia Schaefer

 

Patterns in the Sand by Patricia Schaefer