Julie Isaac of Fayetteville has produced intimate shots of the natural world that surrounds us. In her artist statement, Ms. Isaac discusses the healing powers of participating in the nature that surrounds us:

“Stress is an unwelcome guest in our lives. As it accumulates, its damaging effects on our minds and bodies also multiply. Are you searching for sustainable ways to fight stress, stay healthy, and live a better life? Have you noticed we spend most of our busy, modern lives indoors?

This is where nature comes in. In your home. In your office. In your life. A growing body of scientific research is showing how indoor exposure to images from nature restores us. Bring nature inside and research says you’ll be more relaxed, peaceful, and focused. Let your eyes drink in nature’s beauty. Rest in knowing that your body and mind are being nurtured by nature. That’s a beautiful thing.

I’m Julie Isaac, and I help you cultivate wellness in an effortless way through intentional exposure to Sylva Nature’s fine art. I create restorative photographs in botanical gardens and parks across the world, endlessly fascinated by the exquisite textures and patterns of nature.”

Julie Isaac has been developing her unique style of macro nature photography for 20 years. Her work has been described as seeing the world from the perspective of a honeybee. You might find her at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, getting up close and personal with plants and enjoying learning their names. Her other professional pursuits are as a graphic designer, birth doula, and birth photographer. Julie Isaac is a 2016 International Garden Photographer of the Year Award Winner.