Patty Maher

When she moved to Caledon from Toronto ten years ago, Patty says she discovered the backdrops she never knew she needed.

September 18, 2020 | | Artist in Residence

“When you see the back of someone, you can write yourself into the story,” says Patty Maher, explaining why the women in her moody landscapes never show their faces. It’s just one of the tools the conceptual photographer uses to craft her fictional scenes. With a zeal for Photoshop and Lightroom, Patty works over every individual strand of hair, every blade of grass. The resulting images explore how women experience the natural world, while toying with what’s real and what’s imagined. When she moved to Caledon from Toronto ten years ago, Patty says she discovered the backdrops she never knew she needed. “I was not an artist until I moved here.” Limited edition prints in a variety of sizes on metal or framed in acrylic at pattymaher.com.

The Good Egg ~ by Patty Maher

The Good Egg ~ by Patty Maher

Choppy Waters ~ by Patty Maher

Choppy Waters ~ by Patty Maher

At the Edge of the Universe ~ by Patty Maher

At the Edge of the Universe ~ by Patty Maher

The Gathering (detail) ~ by Patty Maher

The Gathering (detail) ~ by Patty Maher

About the Author More by Tralee Pearce

Tralee Pearce is an associate editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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