Nancy Breakstone

Nancy Breakstone is a local life long photographer whose passion has become shooting the natural art that the ocean leaves in the sand. She has been traveling to Costa Rica where she walks the dark beaches as the tide recedes, waiting for images to appear in the sand. As the seasons and tides change, so do the images in their complex and intricate composition.

Nature creates so many beautiful and exceptional images and she brings them life to those who never imagined that they existed through her photographic series which she calls “Impressions In The Sand”. Although her journey to photograph these images began 5 years ago, she didn’t make them available to the public until May of 2017 when she felt that she had a complete collection of her work.

Showings of her work:

2017
Solo Exhibition at the Gallery at Grain Surfboards, Amagansett, NY, October 7th to 22nd
Pequot Library’s 20th Art Show, October 14th to 22nd, 4 photos selected in juried art show

2018
38th Annual Juried Photography Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Jan. 20th-Feb. 18th, 2018. Over 750 entries; 2 photos accepted into juried art show
Community Art Show at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library Jan. 26th-March 17th. 1 photo
Photowork 2018, Barrett Art Center’s 31st Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition. Feb. 10th-March 24th. 811 Entries; 1 photo accepted.
Maritime Garage Gallery exhibition "Worth a Thousand Words". Jan. 29th-May 11, 2018. 1 photo selected
Images 2018 at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, March 1st-April 15th, juried show; Viewer’s Choice Award
FOCUS ‘18 Exhibit presented by the Wilton Arts Council and held at the Wilton Library March 3-29. 2 photos
Neoteric Abstract IV Exhibition, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, April 5th-28th; 1 photo in juried exhibit
Abstraction exhibition, Rowayton Arts Center, April 8-28, 2 photos, 2nd place award for photography
56th Annual CCNS Art Show & Sale, May 31st - June 2nd. 2 photos accepted into juried show.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Universe Members Show, March 17-April 15. 3 photos being shown
The 107th Exhibition, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, April 20-June 2, Mystic Museum of Art. 1 photo accepted into juried show
Solo Exhibition, Pour Me Cafe, July 9th-Sept. 14th
Solo Exhibition, Brendan’s 101, Rowayton, Nov. 7th-Dec. 5th
Accepted as an Exhibiting Artist on Jan. 26th at the Rowayton Arts Center
Her work is published in the April issue of The Woven Tale Press magazine.

Artist’s Statement
Even though photography is a recreation of images, I find it to be a connection with my inner world, my minds’ eye. What I see in the natural designs of the lava sand palette that the pacific ocean waves are constantly shaping is a reflection of my connection to the natural world. Forms are the world, verbal communication has become less important than sound bites. But art has the ability to translate the inner self into an outward expression that others can emotionally connect to. That is my goal in these photographs, to be able to articulate to others emotionally what I see and feel in and about these timeless patterns. All are unique, constantly changed by the gentle undulation of waves. By exhibiting my work in an atmosphere where the human inner sanctum overpowers the constant barrage of outside noise, my hope is that my vision will be recognized as kindred to other visions which each of us call our own