Photo by Alaina Troha

Photo by Alaina Troha

The beauty, essence and changing complexion of landscapes fascinate me. I enjoy them most in the quiet moments—in the soft light of sunrise and sunset, on winter days when trees bare their bones, and on foggy mornings when less is visible and the world doesn’t seem quite so complicated. I also have a passion for plants—not just the flowers, but the leaves, bark, berries and seedpods, too. Whether towering trees or delicate woodland wildflowers, I strive to capture the essence of their spirit—perhaps a gentle gesture or defining characteristic. 

I work both in black and white and color, creating both fine art prints and editorial stories. In addition, I create photo encaustic works on wood panels. Encaustic is an ancient method of painting with melted beeswax and Damar resin that adds depth, texture and a sense of mystery to a finished piece. I also teach botanical photography, landscape photography and encaustic photo workshops.

BIOGRAPHY

Lee Anne White is a photographer, artist, writer and educator whose work has been widely published and exhibited in both solo and group shows, including 30 works on permanent display at Brenau University. She is the author and sole or principal photographer of ten books, including Closer to Nature: The Alluring Landscapes of Simmonds & AssociatesThe Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change, Patio & Pathway Ideas That Work, Outdoor Kitchen Ideas That Work, and the editor and contributing photographer to many more.. She is the former editor-in-chief and a major contributing photographer for Fine Gardening magazine and has photographed more than 75 magazine features for publications such as  Fine GardeningOrganic Gardening, Garden Design, Kitchen Garden, Better Homes and GardensAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern HomeLandscape ArchitectureCountry Gardens and Country Living. Lee Anne earned a master’s degree in creative studies at SUNY/Buffalo State and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting and commercial art at Brenau University. She is an instructor for The Maine Media Workshops, where she teaches botanical photography, and offers her own landscape, garden and botanical workshops on Amelia Island, in Santa Fe and north Georgia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017     A Bowing Acquaintance With Plants. Gallery 111, Creative Arts Guild. Dalton, GA.

2015     Landscapes and Plants. Hall County Regional Library. Gainesville, GA.

2013     The Mutable Sea. Brenau University.  Norcross, GA.  Permanent exhibition of 30 prints.

2008     Land and Sea. Brenau University.  Gainesville, GA.

1999     Recent Works. The Taunton Press Corporate Headquarters. Newtown, CT.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS

2017     President's Summer Art Series. Brenau University, Gainesville, GA. (four-person invitational)

2017     Mystify Your Senses. Maine Media Workshops. Rockport, ME.

2017     Gala Juried Auction. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA. 

2016     National Juried Photo Encaustic Exhibition. Sage Gallery. Portland, OR.

2016     Gala Juried Auction. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA.

2016     69th Annual Member Exhibition. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA.

2016     Festival of the Arts. Juried Exhibition. Cumming, GA.

2015     LensCulture International Exposure Awards Competition Gallery (editors' picks).

2015     Women in Focus XXII. Mason Fine Art. Atlanta, GA. 2015.

2015     Lasting Impressions. Digital Arts Studio. Atlanta, GA. 2015.

2015     68th Annual Member Exhibition. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA. 2015.

2015     Magic City Art Connection Juried Art Show. Birmingham, AL. 2015

2015     Art on the Square Juried Art Festival. Gainesville, GA.

2015     Old Town Juried Art Show. St. Augustine, FL.

2015     Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Juried Art Show. Fernandina Beach, FL.

2015     4th Annual International Women's Virtual Photography Exhibition.

2014     Women in Focus XXI. Mason Murer Fine Art.  Atlanta, GA. 

2014     Layers. Georgia Perimeter College. Atlanta, GA.

2014     Behind the Lens. Digital Arts Studio. Atlanta, GA. 

2014     Juried Portfolio Review and Walk. Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Atlanta, GA.

2014     67th Annual Member Exhibition. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA.

2014     Art on the Square Juried Art Festival. Gainesville, GA.

2013     Local Color. Brenau University. Gainesville, GA. 

2011     The View Project. Naples Art Museum. Naples, FL.

2011     The View Project. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Palm Beach, FL.

2011     The View Project. Gallery 27. Santa Barbara, CA.

2011     The View Project. Corcoran Museum of Art. Washington, DC. 

2009     Photography Invitational. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA.

2004     Annual Members' Show. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Gainesville, GA. 

2002     Passages. Allen Ashton Gallery. Roswell, GA. 

2000     GALA Invitational Art Exhibition. Brenau University. Gainesville, GA.

1999     Annual Art Exhibition. The Taunton Press. Newtown, CT.

1998     Annual Art Exhibition. The Taunton Press. Newtown, CT.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Brenau University Permanent Collection

Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center 

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

2016.     Honorable Mention. 69th Annual Member Exhibition. Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

2016     Art Photo Index. Vetted site profiling international art and documentary photographers.

2016     Best of Photography. Festival of the Arts. Cumming, GA.

2015     Best of Show. Art in the Square, Gainesville, GA.

2015     Honorable Mention. 68th Annual Member Exhibition. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. 

2015     Best in Photography. Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Juried Arts Show. 

2015     LensCulture. Invitational site featuring international photographers.

2014     Best in Photography. Art in the Square. Gainesville, GA.

2013     Juror's Choice Award.  Annual Juried Competition. Women in Photography International. 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"A Bowing Acquaintance with Plants." Adore Noir. April 2016.

"A Bowing Acquaintance with Plants," South X Southeast Photo Magazine. January 2016.

Closer to Nature: The Alluring Landscapes of Simmonds & Associates. Whitespace Press. 2015. Author/photographer.

The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change.. Whitespace Press. 2013. Author/photographer.

The Vision Project. Curated book by Joyce Tenneson. 2010. Contributing photographer.

Patio and Walkway Ideas That Work. The Taunton Press. 2012. Author/principal photographer.

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas That Work. The Taunton Press. 2008. Author/principal photographer.

Water Garden Idea Book. The Taunton Press. 2008. Author/principal photographer.

Pool  Idea Book. The Taunton Press. 2006. Author/principal photographer.

Backyard Idea Book. The Taunton Press. 2004. Author/contributing photographer.

Front Yard Idea Book. The Taunton Press. 2002. Photographer/editor.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Gallery C. Fernandina Beach, FL.