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Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:51

Naturally amazing: Photographer captures the wild world

Written by  Staff Writer
BELOIT — A love of nature shines through in Debra Hall’s photography.
On Friday, Jan. 4, the public is invited to view Hall’s photos at an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Ave.

Hall will be available to answer questions and talk about her pieces.

Hall is retired after working in customer service and manufacturing jobs and owning her own business.

“I’ve always loved art,” Hall said in a news release.“ I took it all through high school.
“I always kept myself in the arts a little bit.”

In 2012, Hall started doing photography as a relaxing hobby.

With a simple digital camera, she took shots of an elk in Colorado, blew up the photo, framed it and hung it on a wall at her place of work. Three people wanted to buy it, she said.

That’s when she knew the hobby that became a passion was worth pursuing.

Thousands of photos later, Hall has continued to expand her subject matter. She also serves on the board of the Janesville Art League.

Hall’s show at the Beloit Art Center will include photos of sunsets, landmarks, birds, fog scenes, winter scenes, manipulated photos and more.

While photos will be for sale, Hall said she does photography simply because she enjoys it.

“I like to just snap, snap, snap and get that one shot,” she said.

While some of her work is not local, many of her photos have been taken in her own backyard in rural Clinton, she said.

The exhibit will remain at the Beloit Art Center through January. Go online to beloitartcenter.com for more information.

The photography work of Debra Hall will be featured in January at the Beloit Art Center. Hall, of rural Clinton, often features nature in her photos.

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