Mary Curtis Ratcliff began taking pictures when she was very young; looking back on this vast archive it is clear to her that she has always been inspired by natural phenomena. “What I choose to focus on, photograph and make into finished compositions comes from constantly looking at natural forms. I intuitively seek out images that represent peace, stillness, and mysterious complexity.”
Ratcliff received her degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited in over 20 solo and 100 group shows. Her work is in more than 80 private collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and the Oakland Museum of California.
Areas of Expertise
mixed media works on paper and panel
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery
Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland