Heart of the Country Show & Sale

Nancy J Smith

As a professional nature photographer, Nancy J. Smith, a native Oregonian, delights in capturing images that reveal nature in its purest state. All images are shot on film without the use of colored filters or manipulation because she believes nature is beautiful in its purest state. She’s always been “green”, producing her 7-time national award-winning Majestic Pacific Northwest calendar for the past 27 years in Oregon on high-quality recycled paper. From an early age, she was intrigued and curious about nature. Nancy grew up camping, hiking and fishing with her family in the wilderness areas of Oregon. Truly a modern-day explorer, she loves venturing off the beaten path in search of extraordinary images. Her deep connection with nature, and a desire to preserve it, inspires her to create full-color photographs on metal and archival paper, award-winning wall calendars, and outdoor apparel designed from her original photographs. She desires to educate and inspire others, so fascinating text about the flora and fauna of the PNW accompanies the photographs in her calendars. Most recently, she received her 7th national award for Best Scenic Photography on her Majestic Pacific Northwest calendar! Other awards include, the Ray Atkeson Memorial Award on her “Wispy Mt. Hood” photograph, and a blue ribbon on her “Watson Creek” image at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Thanks for being “on the trail” with Nancy J Smith!

Remember to Relax, Enjoy, and Appreciate the Beauty of Nature

---Nancy J. Smith