Kathy Clarke, aka “Lady Kate” ladykatesphotography.com
After over 20 years as a barber in Atascadero, California, Kathy semi-retired in 2003 to spend more time pursuing her lifelong passion for photography. She also began practicing another of her interests: stacking rocks. For years, between running her barber shop and growing her primary business, Lady Kate’s Photography, Kathy has been honing her rock-balancing craft. One of her favorite activities is participating as a guest artist at rock balancing festivals. Yes, there really are such events! Some of them include Balanced Art World International–Canada, Llano Earth Art Festival (Texas), Back West Celebration of Stone Balancing (Flagstaff, Arizona), Balanced Art World International–Italy. Further, she teaches the skill to groups and individuals through demonstrations and workshops. Kathy has received numerous awards for her alluring and eclectic photography and has been featured in a wide variety of publications. In December 2016, Kathy released her first book, in collaboration with her daughter Kamryn Clarke and international best-selling author Tom Youngholm. “Whispers of Wonder; A Journey of Beauty and Balance” is an enchanting coffee table book of photographs and inspirational writings that will delight your eyes as it stirs your heart and soul.
Rick Evans of “Another Rick Evans Photo” anotherrickevansphoto.smugmug.com Rick was raised in and happily remains a resident of Atascadero, CA. His interest in photography began in high school and has evolved into a part-time business. His specialties include weddings, senior portraits, families, and working as a freelance photographer shooting local events. He also loves being outdoors and really enjoys photographing beautiful scenes in nature. Rick’s photographs have been the “cover” of several local magazines, used in numerous newspaper articles and many have been the featured photo during the weather news on a local TV station. Rick loves sharing his photos with the world!
The Artist Reception for Kathy and Rick on July 8 will also be a Book Signing event, featuring the book and a guest appearance by writer Kamryn Clarke. Get a glimpse of the book at whispersofwonderwow.com