Central Ohio native Stephanie Patterson exhibits a collection of her travel photographs at Highline Coffee Art Space in Worthington, January 3-February 2, 2020. An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 3-5pm.
“As a little girl, the only word I spoke to my parents upon seeing the ocean for the very first time was simply ‘wow,’” Patterson reveals. “Today, I still find myself in awe of the calm turquoise waters, the salty air, and the slower pace of life that are all synonymous with the ocean. No place feels as inspiring or more like home. With photography as my tool, I capture the emotions of being at the beach and traveling into something tangible that the viewer can feel and not just see.”
After graduating from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Patterson eventually relocated to central Florida, where at first she applied her skills part-time, then years later took the leap to make photography a full-time career. Balancing time between her passions of photography, writing, and travel, Patterson also authors a Florida-focused travel blog, Travel Taste Click, and is the editor of a couples-targeted online publication, OrlandoDateNightGuide.com.
“Photography enables me to create a visual compilation of meaningful moments throughout my travels,” Patterson explains. “But more importantly, it is my method for connecting the viewer to the art that exists in our natural world and surrounds us every day. It’s something that we can all see, experience, and work fiercely to protect if we only can stop and take a moment to look.”
“Stephanie’s photographs bring sunshine and warmth to the Art Space during the typical gray days of a central Ohio winter,” says Christie Bruffy, owner and manager of Highline Coffee Co. “After seeing her vibrant and colorful work, we immediately want to start making our own travel plans.”