Current Exhibit

For the Love of Animals…Photographs Taken with Love

Wildlife and Nature Photography by Jane Aguilar Murphy

Jane’s love for photography was inspired by her father but her interest really took off when she received her first camera from her Aunt Marie at age 10.

Jane has always loved animals but her passion for Birds of Prey came when she went to Central Park in New York City to see the famous Red-Tailed Hawk named “Palemale.” It was love at first sight.

Jane has displayed her work at the West Nyack Library, The Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, New Jersey, Dominican College Sullivan Hall, The Center for Spiritual Living in West Orange, New Jersey, Finkelstein Memorial Library,  Art Café ,  Suffern Library,  Valley Cottage Library,  Pearl River Library , Rose Memorial Library , New City Library, Haverstraw Daughters Library,  Allwood Branch Library,  Orangeburg Library and the Tappan Library.

Jane entered a Defenders of Wildlife contest using one of her favorite picture, her Monarch Butterfly. Even though she did not win, Defenders of Wildlife liked it so much that they used it numerous times on their website.  Her Monarch Butterfly was also used to promote the Best & Beautiful New Jersey Contest.  Jane has been involved with the Bloomfield Art League for the last year.        Jane has shown her work at a number of events winning 1st Prize, 3rd Prize and honorable mention for Professional Photography.  Jane’s work is also on display at Bob’s Art & Framing in New City, N.Y.

Jane’s inspiration comes from Wildlife Photographer, Ron Magill, because he has the same outlook on picture taking as she does. Both believe in not altering their pictures in any way which means Photoshop is never used.  Jane has been working on her craft by taking a number of adult education classes, a BOCES class and seminars on wildlife and digital photography.  Jane also attended Rockland Community College for Black & White Photography.    Her love for Wildlife Photography has been building into a passion for a number of years.  This passion exploded when she decided to make Wildlife Photography her life’s path.

Jane’s mission is to inspire people to love and respect Wildlife as much as she does.  Every animal has a personality. Every animal has a soul. Every animal should be treasured. Every animal has a purpose.  “Until one has loved an animal part of their soul remains unawakened.”  All animals are somebody – someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it.  (Tom Regan)

This show is dedicated to her nephew, Kyle James Moynihan

Exhibiting in the Gallery

We are always reviewing art exhibit applications and are now booking for 2017. Submit the online application first. If you qualify, we will then call you to make an appointment to bring in 3 to 5 original works. Please review our policy carefully before you apply. If you have any questions, email Ms. Molina at mmolina@suffernfreelibrary.org.