The Spiritual Nature of Trees

CompanyPeter Hewitt Photographs
ClientPeter Hewitt
PhotographerPeter Hewitt
PrizeNature / Trees
Entry Description

Trees are living monuments to the passage of time as measured in human years. People carry the awareness of time and place as memories. Trees are like living links to the distant past whose stories are survived. Thanks to their isolation on remote mountain sides, national parks, and private lands, we carry that awareness in our being because it is a part of what we feel and who we are in the natural world that endures.

About Photographer

As a child growing up in the woodlands and seacoast of New England, I gained an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. As a young adult, I pursued an education which included art history, French and science. Today, I am a freelance photographer with a passion for landscapes and conservation. I have lived in Doylestown, PA with my family for the last 23 years. I enjoy being an observer of nature. I never tire of exploring ways to convey what I see and feel in the wilderness. At a deeper level, and if I am lucky, I might capture a fleeting moment of something unexpectedly beautiful. Sometimes this experience becomes a kind of spiritual connection with wild places that often provides a stillness for anyone who is willing to receive it. For me, a work of art is a product of the person, not the tools. Every image that I create has a story behind it. The story helps me recall the memories and emotions necessary in the creative process to make expressive and realistic artwork from the raw images first captured in the camera. I create prints with large-format printers on fine art papers using archival pigmented inks. My camera and printers of choice are the Canon 5D Mark III and the Epson 7900 and 9900. I donate at least 10% of all sales to The Nature Conservancy, National Parks Conservation Association, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Sierra Club. I also support the local arts where I live and am a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Thank you for your interest in my artwork.