Shayna has an incredible love of all wildlife, but her favourite subject is the barred owl. She first saw a barred owl in 2011 and was immediately captivated by its enchanting behaviour. She says its soft coo, silent flight, impeccable hearing, and stunning beauty truly captured her heart.
Some of her favourite photos are shown in this blog entry. They're her favourites for personal reasons.
The greatest compliment she has received for her work is that her photos are natural, and the animal always looks comfortable with her presence. It is almost as though they are sitting with her with an invisibility cloak over them.
Shayna has begun to sell her work at arts & crafts shows, but prints can be purchased through her website as well. shaynahartley.com
"My main goal is to inspire the viewer to embrace the outdoors, and work towards protecting and conserving the natural world, and all that lives within it."
Come over to Silver Bean Café/Millennium Park in Peterborough to meet Shayna on June 27 and purchase her gorgeous pieces! She'll be there from 10:30 - 3:30 pm.