Verna Todd
Artist's Bio
I grew up in a small logging community in western Washington State. After teaching and writing educational materials, my focus turned to the arts and environmental activism.

My fine art photography plays with light to question boundaries – between youth and age, animate and inanimate, physical and spiritual. With macro lenses, I challenge our everyday vision – exposing textures in skin, thread patterns in cloth, rhythm in dead plant material. Oblique lighting, isolating subjects, setting fire to them, and placing unrelated objects together – feathers and jeans, for example – are techniques I use to jar awareness.

My work is frequently included in national and international exhibitions. Venues include The Photography Center Northwest in Seattle, WA, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, Cultural Center of Ajijic in Mexico, The Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines, IL, and Smith Theatre Gallery in Farmington Hills, MI. I have been featured in a solo exhibit at the International Center of Bethlehem, Palestine, and my work is included in private and institutional collections in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. My work has appeared in national publications such as the East on Central Journal of Arts and Letters and has earned awards in the Midwest and on the West Coast.

A complete curriculum vita is available upon request.



Purchasing Prints:

Archival prints are signed and numbered (maximum of 12).
They are matted in museum quality 8-ply, deeply beveled mats.
Price for a print to fit a 16 x 20 inch frame is $195.
Please ask about prices for smaller and larger sizes.