Art and nature can be catalysts for healing and resilience. I truly believe this and have experienced it myself. My goal is to bring a little magic into your life – with cathartic imagery, lovingly crafted letters, storytelling, and an exploration of your emotions through art.

My name is Catherine McManus, and I describe myself as a photographic artist. I’ve been a photographer for over 20 years. At the age of 15, I saved up to buy my first SLR film camera, a Canon Rebel X. Since then, I haven’t looked back, even through a great deal of loss, grief and illness.

But art, along with nature, have always been there to soothe me, to aid me on my healing journey.

There is so much I am looking forward to sharing with you:

  • Stories, photographs, mystical & surreal digital artwork.
  • Photography tips for every photographer; from DSLR dabbler to iPhone or Android camera aficionado; newbie professional, to casual family portraitist.
  • Gorgeous backgrounds for your phones, laptops and tablets.
  • Real artwork to hold in your hands and display on your walls.
  • Did I mention photography? There’s LOTS of it! I have an archive of at least 20 years worth of images to share with you…and more being captured every day!

One patron describes my work as “transcend[ing] words and captur[ing] the depth of nature in all its glory and ‘being'”. A fellow photographer and friend says exploring my photography is “…like taking a road trip. You know, the kind that seeps into your soul and warms it with an embrace that really never leaves you.”

And I hope that’s what this experience will be for you. An exploration, a warm embrace, a peaceful meditation. If you’re a fellow artist, I hope you find some inspiration, like I do with the many amazing photographers, painters and other creators I have the pleasure of knowing and supporting.

With your support, I will be able to continue exhibiting in galleries and shows in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio…and beyond.

I will also be able to dedicate more time to reaching out to various publications, galleries, shops, and take on opportunities and collaborations that I may not otherwise have the resources for.

Contributions will also go towards a fund that will one day help me purchase updated and higher quality camera equipment. This equipment would replace my 15 year old Canon 20D DSLR (very old in digital camera years – it only has 8.2 megapixels. Cameras today have over 30!)

Your generous support will also enable me to invest in more stable, top of the line lenses. I want to create the best quality photographs for you, and staying on top of the latest technology will allow me to keep doing that.

In return, I have a number of wonderful goodies to share with you.

If you enjoy nature, colorful sweeping landscapes, trees (lots of trees), the amazing creatures we share this planet with…

If you enjoy the art of storytelling, seeing what goes on behind the scenes, cats (I promise not to overwhelm you with photos, but I do have 4 fur babies)…

If you’re looking for inspiration, empathy, encouragement, realness, and hope…

If you want to own and enjoy some of my photography and other artwork in your own home…

Or if you simply like my work and want to keep up with what I’m working on…

I hope you will consider joining me on this journey.

Thank you.


This project is currently paused. Send me a message if you want me to bring it back!