Mary J Tait - Fine Artist

Mary J Tait

St Annes On Sea, Lancashire - United Kingdom

 
 
 

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Mary J Tait

St Annes On Sea, Lancashire - United Kingdom

Mary J Tait - Fine Artist

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About Mary J Tait

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Bronze and Crystal Medal Awards for Photography ISP 2007/2008. Poetry Fellow, Noble House, London 2008.

I love to capture photographs of things that evoke emotion, by that I mean because they are beautiful, cute or extraordinary in some way or because there is an underlying sentiment, for me anyway, of a time and place. I hope you find something memorable and please purchase from this site if you do.

I used my very first camera when I was very young, in another time and another place of which I am not sure, this first camera developed automatically and for many years after I only used cameras I borrowed or received in presents for close family social events. With the advances of new technology and an older and more mature insight to the world around me I have now taken an interest in events, nature, animals and scenery as well and this can be seen through the many pictures I capture.

In recent years I have been employed by UCLAN University to work on the 3D Paradigm Project at UCLAN University, as the Project Manager/Administrator for the 3D Technologies Project promoting the capabilities of 3D Technologies to Small and Medium Enterprises, (SME's).

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Throughout the years I have mainly used Olympus cameras, however I now also have a Samsung (with extensive zooming properties). I like to keep up to date with new concepts and have advanced experience in photography, video shooting and videography (qualifications in drama) and relevant software technologies.

I can be quite creative, however there are periods when my creativity seems to wain. I have many loves and although I love to capture the world around me I also love writing. In 2008 I gained a Poet Fellowship. I am also an advanced pianist and have composed a few small pieces, though nothing lately. On performing one such piece during a college theatre production in my younger days, I was absolutely delighted when two beautiful old ladies came down from the audience and asked what the piece was called. They said it was the most beautiful haunting melody they had ever heard. 'Valentine Loch' which can be found on You Tube.

A few years ago, because of weight and health problems the Dr advised me to get active and take up some kind of exercise. Just a couple of years later, just prior to my 50th birthday I gained awards in Salsa Dancing (Bronze and Silver). Unfortunately though, after spraining my ankle quite badly, I have not kept this up and my weight and more has piled back on!!

The theatre is another of my loves and in In earlier years I was a performer in various shows for the MacMillan Fund Cancer Relief, I was also a member of various other Theatre Groups and involved as a live performer in all. More about this can be found on my Linkedin profile.

A self employed business woman I also support small businesses with website design and hosting services and print and design as well as assisting individuals with CV Specialist services. All of these services were established in 1996 when I set up a print and copy shop in Edinburgh after having become a specialist in my field. My websites are www.cvspecialist.org.uk and www.m-press-if.co.uk. Call 0345 370 9940 or FREEPhone: 0800 170 7740 all enquiries are very welcome.

My profile and more information about the services I offer, along with references and testimonials can be found on Linkedin.

I live in the UK, but believe I may have lived in America up until I was about six/seven years old - or even older, the school thought I had the vocabulary of a ten or twelve year old. There is some thought that I may have also spent some time in Australia, but I am not sure! I was never formally 'adopted' but brought up with very nice, kind people I thought, until recently, were my true blood relations. They did tell me quite often when I was younger that I wasn't but somehow it just didn't register until recently when I started writing a kind of biography.

I started school in the UK in September 1963 (managed to get a hold of the school records) (though think I had amnesia and was older at that time as I was already streets ahead of the other kids in reading and writing). I am not sure how long I was with this family before then but I remember waking up in a strange house, on a strange settee and not recognizing anyone nor neighbours or relations around me and screaming and screaming for my Nana Nellie, though I didn't know who she was! When Gran came to visit she said I had an American accent and asked where the mole on my face had appeared from! Nothing in the wardrobe fitted me and I slept in my vest and pants that first night.

We moved house within a few weeks of that happening and though I went to the police with school friends I made, in the very beginning, they took me back. It was an adults word against a kids! As time went on the couple I came to know as mum and dad would ask me things 'who taught you this' or 'who taught you that' and I would say 'Michael' he may have been a brother, a foster brother or a guardian either sometime in between times or with other parents. I don't know. I taught my mum to read and write properly when I was about 12 (though I may have been older), it helped her get a job. I taught her the basics when I was younger. I know it is very unlikely I will be able to find out for sure now, but if anybody knows anything I would be delighted to hear from them.

Thank you soo much for taking an interest in my pictures and services if I can be of any help or assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch. I would love to help if I can. Skype: mary.jane997

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