While researching information on the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market, Farmers Market Finds was lucky enough to happen upon the amazing artwork of Suzy Lewis and Frances Marian Photography. When writing the blog post on Beaufort, I was looking for an image to capture the beauty, stories, and seamanship that surrounds the Beaufort, NC community. The work of Suzy Lewis as Frances Marian Photography grabbed my attention.
Suzy Lewis’s family settled on the Outer Banks before the current mainland towns even existed. As seamen shipwrecked in the early 1600’s, her family were “Bank Folk” and some of the earliest settlers of the Topsail Inlet area. Suzy’s work reflects her heritage and understanding of the water, sights, and beauty that surround Beaufort. Her family has been in coastal Beaufort for so long that the Queen of England is on the original deed of her father’s home place, dated in 1824.
As a daughter of the sea captain, Suzy was always her father’s first mate. She lovingly tells about learning to walk on a boat. As many young people do, Suzy left the coastal area to pursue a life upstate in North Carolina. Living away for 30 years has clearly given her a true appreciation of the beauty of the area. Her images capture the sea songs in her heart and the beating of the waves that reside in her blood.
From her original Nikon camera, given to her as a high school graduation present from her father, to her updated Canon DSLR, Suzy’s images capture the coastal life and the visual wonderland that surrounds her. Her photographs document the heritage of the area and local nature. It is her goal to honor her heritage and life led on our coastal shores.
You can find the work of Suzy Lewis as Frances Marian Photography at Fine Art America. At Fine Art America you can purchase Suzy’s work in a wide variety of mediums including: print framed, framed and matted, on canvas, or even on pillows, bedding and tote bags. You can also find Frances Marian Photography at the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market.
Olde Beaufort Farmers Market
Carteret County Historic Courthouse
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Saturday 8:30 am – 1 pm (April – November)