Artist Statement

My work focuses on capturing the magic of childhood, unspoken power of women, and family roots with nature as the backdrop. I have always been in awe of wild nature. It never ceases to amaze me. One of our greatest responsibilities in life is to protect our planet and teach our children to do the same.

I was born in Los Angeles and grew up as a free-range child on a lake nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, California. It was from these roots that my spirit of exploration sprouted a love of nature, photography, and documenting life.

I began my photography journey at age 18. From my very first photography classes, developing film in the dark room and exposing prints in the lab, I knew I had found my passion. Ever since then I have been documenting the intimacies of the human spirit and the fragility of nature. My work has been exhibited widely, including at The Museum of Art in Arlington, TX, Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR, Chicago Botanic Gardens, SE Center for Photography in Greenville SC, and my image, "Butterfly of Hope" won first place at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, to name a few.

If you wish to know more about my story and dive deeper, I invite you to check out a book I was interviewed in, “Thirty Before Thirty: 30 Q&As From Around The World On Life, Love, Travel” by Griselda Benavides
You can find it here:

Current Exhibitions

“Street Encounters” Museum of Art, Arlington TX 
in Conjunction with Vivian Mair: The color works
November 27, 2020 - February 21, 2021
Texas Photographic Society
Juror Paula Tognarelli

“Photography 2020” Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
December 1 - 31, 2020
Juror Lori McBride


List of past exhibitions can be found here.

© 2021 Christina McFaul