Matalyn Gardner grew up on a farm in East Texas, and then spent her career with Dallas Water Utilities. After early retirement, turning a lifetime interest of writing into working as a photo-journalist, a love of photography took hold.
In 1999, Matalyn moved from Dallas to her home on the East Verde River north of Payson, Arizona. “With the beauty of the Arizona landscape and wildlife surrounding me, I spent my free time with a camera in hand, documenting and enjoying the life and beauty of the area,” Matalyn said. She was introduced to digital photography and soon began showing photos locally and developing brochures and pamphlets for the local homeowners association, artists and others.
Matalyn’s desire is to portray the excitement and love of life that comes from being surrounded by the beauty of the land and the people.
See Matalyn’s work at Artists of the Rim Gallery in Payson, Arizona, Myra’s Art Gallery in Pine, Arizona, on the web at www.trailsendphotography.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-978-2318.