Beth Sheridan is an aerospace engineer by day and a celebrated photographer by night. She captures beautiful images as she wanders about, creating images as her creative outlet, which is a stark parallel from her very structured day job. However different these things may be, both qualities of Sheridan’s life have a beautiful way of blending with each other in the name of her art.
She started out in the art and photography business in 2005 when she opened Beth LeBlanc Photography. She eventually rebranded into Grace Fine Art Photography in 2019 and has been continuing with her previous success. She chose the word grace because she finds grace in serenity and the creative outlet that photography provides her.
Sheridan first picked up a camera due to her father’s influence. Her father also went through his own photographic journey and further inspired her to pick up a camera and shoot. Sheridan’s father lent her a 35 mm camera, where she learned to develop film along with artistic darkroom techniques. From then on, she went to learn and train through educational workshops and courses under some of the best people in the business such as Nevada Weir, Michael Clark, David Black, Scott Kelby, Nicole S. Young, and Rene Johnson, many of whom became her personal friends.
As an aerospace engineer, Sheridan is working with a team of professionals all across America who are developing the Orion Space Capsule. Their goal is to send the first woman and the next man to the moon and then to Mars. Her engineering eye influences the imagery of her photographs through her love of details, structure, and lines.
Her attentiveness to the architecture and micro-details of her environments truly shines through in her photography. Sheridan utilizes a distinct process when she crafts her images that are inspired by her work in engineering and hardware development for space travel.
A few years ago, Sheridan was diagnosed with a genetic-based immune disorder called common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). She has battled illness since infancy as her body doesn’t make antibodies on its own. She is extremely grateful to plasma donors as she takes an infusion of antibodies from plasma donations every few weeks to stay healthy. Her life-long struggle with her chronic illness and her struggle to live a normal and active life has influenced the way she approaches her photography.
Sheridan’s art is meditative therapy, and it greatly reflects on her choices of locations and subjects to shoot. The serenity in her images brings out the healing aspects of her art for all to see. Sheridan firmly believes that art itself is healing.
She has to be careful not to risk exposure to germs and illnesses too much due to her health condition, which is why she chooses subjects where she convenes with nature. Sheridan’s goal in her fine art is to raise awareness of the healing powers of art and bring that message to as many people as possible.
Beth Sheridan has gained many accolades throughout her inspirational career. She recently earned the 2nd Half 2020 WPE International Photography Competition Silver Badge for Landscape Photography. Several pieces from her “Hand-Making of Western Boots” series have been juried into the Jones Gallery of Kansas City, Missouri.
She was also juried in the September Group Art Show into the Marin Society of Artists Celebration of Art – All Media 2020 online, which began on August 18, 2020. Past exhibitions of hers included being juried into the Houston Bay Area Juried Exhibition, a prominent organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the profession of fine art by exhibition juror Daniel Fuller.
Beth provides a free art print giveaway once a month for those who follow her and sign up. This allows people to improve their spaces and find their grace in certain ways that they couldn’t do before.
Beth Sheridan continues to provide grace and serenity to her clients worldwide through the beauty of her captured images.