Gallery 1001 is pleased to host “Wonders of Nature,” a photographic exhibit by nature photographer Steve Marler. The exhibit will run through November and December this year.
Marler grew up on a farm and spent hours exploring the outdoors, an avid hunter and fisherman. During his teenage years, he filled his spare time exploring the creeks, caves, and forests of the Missouri Ozarks. He learned that when he would sit quietly in a favorite spot, wildlife soon started to move around him. “I watched the interaction of the different animals and developed a great appreciation for nature,” Marler explained.
As the years passed, hunting became less important than the observation time until one day he put his hunting equipment away and picked up a camera instead. A self-taught photographer, he has devoted his efforts over the last few years to becoming the best nature photographer he can be. His efforts have paid off, and Marler is gaining renown as a skilled photographer of the natural world. His work has been featured in exhibits around the area, including the Derby Public Library. The show at Gallery 1001 highlights Marler’s passion for the natural world.
“It is my hope that the photos will inspire others to go out and create their own moments with nature,” Marler explained. “Over the course of a lifetime, you will be introduced to many wonderful people, but the most profound introduction will be meeting Mother Nature on her own terms.”
Those interested in a preview of Marler’s work can check his website, www.stevemarlerphotography.com, or follow Steve Marler, Photographer, LLC on Facebook.
A reception to welcome Steve Marler will be held at the gallery, 1001 Main Street in Winfield, Friday evening, November 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Part of the Winfield Arts and Humanities November Art Walk, the reception will offer an opportunity to meet the visionary photographer and view his amazing wildlife scenes, as well as the artwork of Gallery 1001 member artists.