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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.

 

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

 

Infrared Sago Palm by Patricia Schaefer

 

Black and Blue by Patricia Schaefer

 

Window Dressing by Patricia Schaefer

 

Vacant Rural Home by Patricia Schaefer

 

Moss Over Azaleas by Patricia Schaefer

 

Vibrant Azalea by Patricia Schaefer

 

Garden View by Patricia Schaefer

 

Spring Beauty by Patricia Schaefer

 

Bottom's Up by Patricia Schaefer

 

Sweet Mahonia Bloom by Patricia Schaefer

 

Downtown Charleston Stroll by Patricia Schaefer

 

Poppies by Patricia Schaefer

 

Yellow Tulips by Patricia Schaefer

 

Angel Oak Tree by Patricia Schaefer

 

Boneyard Beach by Patricia Schaefer

 

Pelican in Flight by Patricia Schaefer

 

Shorebirds and Marsh Grass by Patricia Schaefer

 

Dolphin Joy by Patricia Schaefer

 

Gator in pond by Patricia Schaefer

 

Eye Spy by Patricia Schaefer

 

Carolina Sweetgrass by Patricia Schaefer

 

Macro Crab Claw by Patricia Schaefer

 

Lacey Tulip by Patricia Schaefer

 

Turtle Tracks by Patricia Schaefer

 

Passion Flower by Patricia Schaefer

 

Sunset Over Marsh by Patricia Schaefer

 

Bluebird by Patricia Schaefer

 

Observing Calf by Patricia Schaefer

 

Tulip by Patricia Schaefer

 

Ice on berries by Patricia Schaefer

 

Moveable Feast by Patricia Schaefer