Connie Beggs and Nita Shapiro Art & Decor at Surf City (click here to see more art)
Photography by Connie Beggs
Paintings by Nita Shapiro
Art & Decor at Surf City
1918 Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ 08008
Connie is a Barnegat Light resident and co-owner of Art & Décor at Surf City with Nita Shapiro. Look for her photos on the Barnegat Light free shuttle bus on LBI. She shoots film and does not use digital enhancement…nature is the best artist! Her collection includes LBI, Seascapes, Sunsets, Landscapes and images from many foreign countries. She offers her photos matted, framed or in gallery wrapped and metallic finishes. She is happy to take special orders. During the Studio Tour Connie will share of knowledge of photographing LBI.
MEMBERSHIPS: Board of Directors, Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council, Middletown, NJ, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, Monmouth Arts Council, Red Bank, NJ, Art Society of Monmouth County, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center and Jersey Shore Artists, Ocean City, NJ
AWARDS: Art Society of Monmouth County, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Jane Law’s Long Beach Island Art Studio, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences and Middletown Township NJ Adult Art Show. My photography is on permanent display at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. In 2015 & 2016 my photographs are featured on the Barnegat Light free shuttle bus on Long Beach Island, NJ.
TECHNIQUES: My photographs are taken with 35mm film. I do not use digital enhancement…nature is the best artist! All photographs have acid free mats and are mounted on acid free foam board backing.
MOVITATION: I have always loved nature and began taking photographs as a hobby. The natural beauty of Long Beach Island, NJ and extensive International travel were the inspirations for me to seriously pursue photography.
PHILOSOPHY: Taking photographs of nature is both relaxing and awe inspiring. Nature provides peace and serenity and at the same time the splendor and beauty is exhilarating. It is my hope that my photographs will speak to the viewer in a special way: to remember a wonderful vacation, to appreciate the beauty of nature, to feel relaxed and contented, to inspire them to travel or just to add a moment of enjoyment to their day.
PHOTO OFFERINGS: My collection includes Seascapes, Sunsets, Landscapes and International images. All images are available matted (to fit standard frames), framed or in gallery wrapped and metallic finishes. I also offer boxed note cards, free standing photo blocks, greeting cards and magnets. My entire collection is available at my gallery: Art & Décor at Surf City, 1918 Long Beach Blvd. (between 19th & 20th Streets) Surf City, NJ 08008. 609-494-5038. I am happy to accept special orders or bring samples to your home.