Mary Lou Johnson
Living most of her life on islands, Mary Lou is passionately drawn to watery scenes and their infinite array of color, mood, and composition in her artistic photographic creations. After retiring from her private practice as a marriage and family therapist and divorce mediator, she plunged into her love of photography and digital painting capturing God’s beauty with a watery emphasis. Coastal environments throughout the U.S., South America, the Caribbean and Europe are favorites.
Mary Lou’s art is displayed in many private collections but here are some local public ones to view:
- Sarasota Memorial Rehab Hospital 47 large canvases and framed prints
- LBK Club Inn on the Beach- S end of LBK- lobby very large canvases
- Amore Restaurant Sarasota- 4 Italian canvases
- The Toasted Mango Cafe on 41 – 13 tropical subjects on canvas
- The Toasted Mango Cafe on Siesta Key -15 canvases
- Drs. Hospital lobby and hallways- beach images canvas
- Longbeach Cafe- north end of LBK 10 canvases
- “Hey! Wait for Me!” from cover of Sarasota Magazine plus 10 others
Mary Lou’s coffee table book, The Lure of Longboat Key, sold out in 8 months and is in its second printing. It was featured in NYC at the International BookExpoUSA receiving national and international awards.
Visit her studio by appointment on Longboat Key, Florida to see large and small canvases. Local and international scenes and subjects can be viewed on her website, www.MaryLouJohnsonPhotography.com.
Art honors and awards include juried local, state, national and international competitions. Most recently, her fine art exhibition was in NYC at the International ArtExpoNY. Mary Lou was a Finalist in NY Times Square International Competition and a Finalist in Photographer of the Year for Popular Photography Magazine. Her images have been featured in The PPA Showcase, the book of Professional Photographers of America, Shutterbug Photography Magazine, Southern Boating, Sarasota Herald, Siesta Observer, Longboat Key Observer, Longboat Key News, among other magazines and newspapers.
She volunteers her photography for many community non-profits. Always willing and wanting to try new activities, her main ones include playing tennis, reading, attending community events, and getting together with friends and family.
Luis & Astrid Cruz
We are a husband and wife team who were brought together by photography ans share the same passion for this art. Parents of five beautiful children who we adore, we are able to handle pressure and different personalities without losing focus on our goal. We value every opportunity that we get to create the most beautiful images for our clients.
After getting to know us, you will see how meaningful photography is to both of us. You will learn the joy that we obtain by capturing those one in a lifetime moments for each client. Clients that many times become almost like family, as we get to see their kids growing up in front of our cameras.
With years of experience, we continuously strive for excellence and we push the limits to obtain unique images that delight our clients. The strong foundation to our studio is also our strong backgrounds in management, customer service and a great passion for Art. Making us creative, modern and stylish photographers who make your experience with The Signature Look outstanding!