Now, the scope of this west coast Florida area is broadened with this companion book, The Lure of Sarasota and Her Islands which includes new images of Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Manasota Key. Many more may be seen on this website and by contacting her. She often creates commissioned work for specific requests.The Lure of Sarasota and Her Islands ~ Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Manasota Key will be available in November.
Each colorful page introduces a stunning image of a serene scene, a wildlife closeup, an inviting white sandy shore and more. Limited Editions of each image are available in custom sizes on canvas, metal, acrylic and archival museum paper.
“A talented photographer with a poet’s eye, Mary Lou Johnson has done something rare. She’s captured not just the “real” Florida, but also the magical Florida, the one we see in our dreams and carry in our hearts. Her pictures are tender, honoring fragile details of sea oat, coquina and mist. But they are also majestic, celebrating sunset explosions and cathedrals of clouds. They’re so vivid you will smell the salty air, feel the hot sand between your toes, and hear gulls calling over the fizz of the incoming tide. If you’ve ever lived in Florida, these pictures will take you home again. If you haven’t, this beautiful book is your chance.“~ Kathleen O’Brien, author.