A native New Yorker, Amalia Elena Veralli has called Vermont her home for almost 40 years. Her photographic journey includes study at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the University of Vermont and numerous workshops and private study. She began her exploration in photography while on a trip to Europe working for a student travel organization. Originally she focused on black and white photography and printmaking in her darkroom. She owned and operated Warren Village Pottery for 30 years, retiring in July 2005 to pursue her career as a professional fine art photographer. After many years as a successful potter and working with black and white photography, she turned her creative energies to the art of color photography.
Amalia is gaining recognition in the world of photography. Several of her macro images will be part of the décor in the hospitality suites at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The Pottery Barn’s Art to Collect site featured several of her images as framed limited edition, signed giclee prints. Image Conscious publishes her work as posters and canvas prints. Her work is in private collections throughout the northeast and can be seen at Artisans Gallery in Waitsfield, VT. Her work is on permanent display at Valley Medical Center in Waitsfield, VT and in the corporate offices of NRG Systems, Inc., Hinesburg, VT. “Amalia’s photos are breathtaking! They drew me in the moment I saw her work,” exclaimed Jan Blittersdorf, President/CEO, NRG Systems, Inc. “She achieves a level of color, clarity, and detail rarely seen in nature photos. These photos are a glorious addition to our workplace environment, adding a punch of color, and lots of interest from our employees and visitors.”
Amalia has an eye for color and form. “I photograph my subjects from nature; focusing on one part of a flower, a leaf, or an ice crystal. This focus allows me to explore the complexity, depth, and color of the form I am photographing,” she explains. She has the ability to see and capture images of flowers and other natural forms in an intuitive way that reveals an inner, almost otherworldly dimension in her final prints. Her floral prints have been compared to the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Since joining Vermont Professional Photographers, she has won many blue and red ribbons for her portrait and illustrative photography in their Annual Photography Competition. For several years she has also been one of five winners in the well-known Waitsfield Round Barn Annual Photography Show, which has enabled her to be included in the Round Barn Annual Art Show.
Tide-mark Publishing has published her flower calendars for the past 8 years.
She has been chosen as one of 50 photographers from three countries to participate in the 2008 Art In Nature Exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. The images were selected by juror, George Lepp, who is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. She also was an exhibitor in the Center’s Macro Exhibition in 2008. Her work has been shown at the T.W. Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier, VT; The Cooler Gallery, White River Junction, VT; Lee-Parrish Gallery, Waitsfield, VT; The Bundy Gallery, Warren, VT and Artisan’s Gallery, Waitsfeld, VT.
Her shows have elicited comments such as:
“Your images make one feel the breathtaking beauty of each individual flower, set against the drama of a classic black background. The fine detail you have been able to capture with the camera lens and the play of light on many of the flowers demand that the viewer look at the images again.”
“She finds natural, yet other-worldly, details in places most others miss and reveals unexpected inner dimensions of beauty with her lens. She invites the viewer to enter that inner dimension, magnifying what others may see a hundred-fold.”
Amalia can be reached at P.O. Box 620, Warren, VT 05674,
tel: 802.496.3162. email: email@example.com.