Marie Mc Grellis

Selling framed and mounted prints, greeting cards and postcards.

Price range from £2 to £45

available for commissions.

As a creative person I always find it hard to write about myself, so I’m going to start with when I took my first photographs. As a young student growing up in Derry we did not have camera phones so my first camera was a Zenit with a zoom lens and a wee simple 50mm, which I bought from my younger brother as he realised it needed more work than he thought! I took Photos of everything and waited patiently for the film to arrive back to the chemist the next week… I still have that camera!

Over the years I’ve had a lot of different types of cameras and then I purchased my first digital camera, a Fuji finepix bridge camera. I now use Nikon! With digital things changed and I decided this was what I wanted to do after working for 22 years as a Designer.

I have always been creative, painting, drawing, sculpting, arts and crafts, cake making and flower arranging are just some of my pastimes, its hard choosing my favourite.

My other Passion is Encore Contemporary Choir, it is vibrant, lively and fun and gives me another chance to create memories with friends.

As a busy School photographer and mother of two I have a photographed a lot of children and I love their honesty and the expressions they have. Close, relaxed candid shots are my favourites! Escaping to a studio or the outdoors to meet a client for a shoot is just one part of my work. I love meeting new people, photographing them, editing, ordering prints and presenting their memories to them.

My work includes a lot of nature and my beloved Derry.

Flowers are my passion, I love to capture their beauty.

My designer background makes me take pictures that are different and creative.

I am mostly a childrens photographer, but I also take landscapes and product shots.

I will undertake commercial jobs and have experience in working with one of the top product photographers in Northern Ireland.

Marie studied Foundation art in Manchester Polytechnic in 1985, graduating from UU Belfast with a Degree in Fine craft Design – Ceramics. I was a designer with Belleek pottery from July 1991 – 2014, artist with Playhouse Derry 2013 and joined Tempest Photography in 2014.

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