Nancy Cherry Eifert - Perceptive Photography
A Passion for Showing Nature to Others
One can’t spend a life outdoors loving nature without building a passion for showing it to other people, and this is what Nancys photography is all about. She’s traveled the world, lived in Turkey as a child, hiked the trails of Yosemite and Zion, Glacier and Banff and let it all soak in. What comes out after all these experiences are the tasty details of nature most might miss. Her photos are all about brief moments of contact, when her camera and nature’s singular moments come together.
Nancy has painted and photographed nature for decades. Besides gallery shows and web sales, her work is seen on interpretive exhibits, including the Schulman Grove of Bristlecone Pines, the oldest trees on Earth.
At Home in the Forest
Her Port Townsend home, surrounded by cedar, Douglas-fir and alder forest has a meadow, is also home to many birds and animals – over 80 species at last count, and for years Nancy has worked to create a safe haven for them. No dogs or cats intrude outside here – and the wildlife has become friends and family to her. Its not unusual for her gaze out the windows to be returned by a coyote, bobcat or black-tailed deer sometimes at very close range. She’s been able to carefully put a hand on the head of a 3-pointer.
For the past 18 years, Nancy has also been managing and expanding Estuary Press, the publishing company for this husband and wife team. She wholesales to many National and State Park stores such as Redwood, Olympic and Mt Rainier National Parks. She manages license agreements so national chains like Barnes and Noble, Target and Fred Meyer can sell Eifert products, creates portfolios for new park mural projects and attends trade shows for National Park clients.
An important part of this is to travel to some of the best wild places in America and beyond to research for Larrys murals. This calls for close and personal field observations, and it is here that Nancys camera is always participating.
Its a way of life that is expressed by her sensitive and perceptive photography. You can reach Nancy here.