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PAULA SHARP & ROSS EATMAN 

PAULA SHARP and ROSS EATMAN are  photographers whose recent work focuses on conservation issues.  

An exhibit of Sharp & Eatman's macro photography, titled Wild Bees, is currently on a national tour.  Among other venues, Wild Bees has appeared at Connecticut's Bruce Museum, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden of California, the Capitol Building's Empire State Plaza in Albany, the Houston Museum of Natural Science,
 and the International Museum of Art and Science. Wild Bees is on now display at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum.   
 

Wild Bees was the result of a three-year project Sharp & Eatman undertook, tracking, identifying and photographing more than 120 bee species for the New York State Park system. Funded in part by the New York Environmental Protection Fund, the project culminated in an opening exhibit of Sharp & Eatman’s bee photographs, held at the Rockefeller Gallery of New York’s Rockefeller State Park Preserve.  

 

In 2018, Sharp and Eatman commenced a new project documenting native bees at the National Butterfly Center, located near the Mexican border in Mission, Texas. Sharp's latest book, Native Bees of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, is forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in 2022.

All photographs
Copyright © 2022  Paula Sharp
& Ross Eatman.  All rights reserved.
Registered copyright.

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Augochlora green bee entering bellflower

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Compact Anthophorula bee on twisted rib cactus blossom

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Cellophane bee peering from nest

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Grasshopper standoff

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Tyler's Agapostemon bee inside wild olive blossom

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The rare Texas Mesoxaea bee

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Scape moth on strawflower

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Monarch in field of purple and gold

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Sweat bee amid chamomile flowers

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Parallel leafcutter bee on blanketflower

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Soldier beetle surveying a tree peony

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June beetle and ant on milkweed

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Aztec sweat bee in a snowstorm of prickly pear cactus pollen

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Thistle mason bee descending a thistle flower

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Killer bee hive, Mission, Texas

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Squash bee bathing in yellow light of squash flower

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“I love macro photography, Paula Sharp states, “because it allows you to lose yourself in fascinating small worlds -- worlds you would never know existed, but for the camera in your hand.”

“Photographing small creatures is captivating,” says Ross Eatman.  “If the camera allows me to be in their world, or for them to be in mine, I’m  happy.”

Every month, the Creative Alliance Project features new local artists or group shows in our virtual Art Galleries! Here is a chance for you to connect with the community through your art.  If you are interested in being featured as a Creative Alliance Project artist of the month, please fill out the submission form on “OPEN STUDIO” . Because the mission of C.A.P. is to deepen connection through the arts, supporting creatives in all their endeavors, much of the work exhibited here can be acquired through our purchase art page. We also provide direct links to the artists who wish to be contacted (and their galleries for those that are represented) as well as being archived for the community to enjoy at any time.

All photos Copyright (C) 2022 Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman. 
All rights reserved. Registered copyright.  For further information, see
wildbeestexas.com or sharpeatmanguides.com.

All photos Copyright (C) 2022. Paula sharp and Ross Eatman. 
All rights reserved. Registered copyright.  For further  information, see wildbeestexas.com or sharpeatmanguides.com.