Hello! My name is Mary Schwindt.
I have been taking photographs since I was a college student at the University of New Mexico where I graduated with a Fine Arts degree. In those days, I shot with an old 35 mm camera and developed my own film and prints. These days I work strictly in digital, using mostly my android phone.
After graduation, I decided that photography wouldn’t pay the bills, so I got a degree in Construction Project Management and spent many years as a Project Manager and General Contractor in New Mexico and Arizona. It wasn’t until retiring that I was finally able to devote more time to photography.
Until recently, I lived in the American Southwest, residing in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. My husband is a landscape painter, a talented professional artist that has greatly influenced and encouraged me. We moved to the Austin, Texas area in 2015. I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. I love landscapes and nature, which is reflected in my subject matter. Most of my photographs come from places I’ve traveled to, including the Southwest, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, France, Spain, Morocco, and Italy.
My work has been shown at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe and in several juried shows in the Austin area. I am a member of the Austin area Creative Arts Society (CAS) and Artists of Central Texas (ACT).