Monday, February 20, 2012

New Website and Blog

Please visit my new website and blog to learn more about my latest efforts with mixed media photography:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Autumnal Light • 8x8 Pigment Print

This piece is one of several new images showing at the Catskill Artist Gallery's Holiday Show. The opening is Saturday, November 25 from 4 to 8 pm.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Catskill Winter Skies

Catskill Winter Sky 3 • 8x8 Pigment Print • ©Margaret Helthaler 2011

Catskill Winter Sky 2 • 8x8 Pigment Print • ©Margaret Helthaler 2011

Catskill Winter Sky 1 • 8x8 Pigment Print • ©Margaret Helthaler 2011

My recent focus on the Jersey Shore skyline combined with an unexpected late October snowstorm inspired me to explore the wintery Catskill Mountain skyline. In this series of images I have added a soft focus and a hint of texture to create an evocative sense of place.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Little Tone and Texture Adds Vintage Charm

Cape May Lighthouse • 8x8 pigment print • ©Margaret Helthaler

My recent trip to the Jersey Shore has inspired a new body of work. Here the Cape May Lighthouse stands tall with just a hint of canvas texture and tone for vintage charm. Thanks to Brenda Clarke for the wonderful textures she shares on

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Storm Clouds Gather over Morey's Pier in Wildwood, NJ

Approaching Storm • 12x18 pigment print • ©Margaret Helthaler

Just spent a lovely weekend in Wildwood New Jersey and found the landscape - so different from the Catskills - inspirational as always. I love the deep beach in Wildwood and the perspective it added to the lumbering October clouds...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Looking For Spring In The Catskills

Our crocuses have come and gone, but the chilly weather remains. I awoke to heavy rain and remnants of snow here in the Catskills... I dream of warm sunshine and green subjects to photograph...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Morning Light

Winter Morning

Nostalgia plays a large role in my visual work. I suspect it comes from growing up in a multi-generation home, which imbued me with a strong awareness of a history before my own lifetime. Considering my penchant for romanticizing the past, it may come as a surprise to learn that morning is my favorite time to take photographs.

I woke this morning to a fresh blanket of snow bathed in the cool light of the clearing sky. Morning light holds such promise – it creeps, it soothes, it shimmers – it changes by the minute – offering so many possibilities...