I enjoy being outside in the natural world, walking though woodlands, across fields or along a seacoast. I find mystery and comfort in the woods. The quiet, the sounds, the light, the colors are constantly changing. Removed from the built world, I am surrounded by growth and decay.
These images were made within or at the edge of wooded areas. I am interested in the high contrast between light and shadow as sunlight falls through openings between trees limbs or travels though vegetation, illuminating the undergrowth, making leaves translucent or filtering through a screen of opacity.
Working with these elements, I move the camera while the shutter is open. I am interested in patterns created by the moving sensor, the edge between representation and abstraction, the space between maintaining sharp edges and becoming a blur, the in-between that transforms an image into an experience, an escape into the other-worldliness of our imagination or our memory.
Nancy Fulton is an artist, a photographer, a painter and a registered architect. Her varied background in the arts influences the way she looks through her camera lens. A sense of space, place, form, color and composition are apparent throughout her work.
Fulton’s artwork has been exhibited in solo shows at the Gallery at Norumbega Point in Weston, MA and as a Featured Artist in the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University’s NEO Gallery. Her work has been included in numerous juried shows including exhibits at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, the New Orleans Photo Alliance in New Orleans, LA, the Cambridge Art Association, MA, and the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and has received a number of awards, including the Outstanding Photography Award from the Cambridge Art Association.
Fulton is a member of several art associations, including the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. She is an Artist Member of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and a graduate of their Artist’s Professional Toolbox Program. She was a founding artist of Somerville Open Studios (SOS), and a member of their first Board of Directors. She is also a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society.
Fulton, the youngest of a large family, grew up on five acres of rolling land in suburban New England. She is currently based in Somerville, MA. She enrolled in photography classes while earning her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College in Boston, MA. Her architectural projects have ranged from individual homeowners to the Smithsonian Museum. She continued her studies of photography through classes at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and the School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA as well as through various workshops. An award-winning watercolor painter, her love of photography has taken over her artistic expression.
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