“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Santa Cruz Harbor

Santa Cruz Harbor

Sylvia's photographs keep me connected to nature and feeling calm and peaceful on a daily basis, I love having them on my walls and in my home, I recommend them to friends... they're the perfect gift for any occasion.  Sylvia's work is timeless, masterful and on a soul level... will take you home.   -Sage Lavine  www.sagelavine.com 

 

Sylvia's artwork has been a beautiful and healing presence in my integrative medicine practice for the last 2 years.  My patients love her work and happily pick up cards and other items when they check out from their visit.  I so appreciate her aesthetic, healing presence in our office.   -Rachel Abrams, MD, MHS santacruzintegrativemedicine.net

 

I purchased Sylvia's beautiful picture of the Santa Cruz Harbor for my son and his wife for their anniversary, as well as the California Poppy for my daughter. I so enjoyed connecting with Sylvia at her art show and it was a pleasure doing business with her, especially when she went out of her way to bring the art to me in Palo Alto. The most difficult part of my purchase was choosing among the many beautiful and emotional pieces she creates. I am impressed with not only the quality of Sylvia’s photographs, but the creative and unusual eye with which she views the world. Sylvia also contributes some of her proceeds to meaningful causes that support the local environment, and the people living in our area. -Marjorie Mangers

 

Breathe Stone

Breathe Stone

"Sylvia's talent is undeniable. I think she excels in the Art of Composition, finding just the right things to include in her photos. Her exquisite sensitivity and depth also shine through her Art, which is why I love it so much. I have many pieces gracing not only my home, but also my color studio and I draw a lot of peaceful inspiration from them."  -Nathalie Chapron, The French Stylist Extraordinaire www.youshineonstage.com

 

Sylvia has been a participating artist in the Open Studios Art Tour during the past three years and I have had many interactions with her. Her photography is both calming and inspirational.  Her work captures much of California’s beauty and brings the outdoors inside in a special way. Sylvia’s artwork would be a welcome addition to your installation. -Ann Ostermann, Open Studios & Events Manager, artscouncilsc.org

 

My husband LOVED the print of The Pleasure Point Surfer for his birthday! He kept going back and saying how much he liked it. Thank you for helping me score brownie points, you are an amazing artist -Joy Zelinski Marquez

 

Lupin Feet 

Lupin Feet 

Sylvia had an art show up at my yoga studio and all month long I enjoyed her beautiful photography of special points of interest in nature. I purchased a few of her framed photos after the show. She made the whole process so personal and easy! She called me right back, kept in email contact to make arrangements and even brought the two purchased prints right to my home. Sylvia is an engaging artist who clearly loves the subjects she photographs and the people who admire her work. I am not a frequent art purchaser, but after this experience I would consider contacting artists to purchase art for gifts or personal collecting. Sylvia even donated beautiful photographic cards of her work for a fund-raiser I coordinated. I admire her work and I admire her as a person.  -Annie Chapin 

 

Sylvia's landscape and ecology-minded images are breathtaking. She is fast becoming one of the best known photographers in the county. Her good cheer, professionalism, and expertise are remarkable. Her images reflect a marvelous eye for the beauty and serenity of nature. -Frank Leonard frankleonardphotography.com

 

My pictures look great! Thank you so much. I even moved my Ansel Adams picture for yours : ) You have a gift for photography, thanks for sharing. I'm blessed to own 4 for my home and purchased one as a gift for my mom.  -Kris Svendsen, Pilot

 

Golden Veins

Golden Veins

This is some of the best photography I have ever seen. You are amazing. You are a shining example of an enlightened Soul. Good to know you're in this world with us so we can bring in the New Age. May all the world be and look like your art.  -George Hrebar 


Sylvia has an art and eye in her photography, that brings out the the magical essence and messages in nature. Nature and animals truly speak through her camera, and it's such a blessing to have the priceless gift of a gorgeous moment captured forever. Thank you for gifting us, Sylvia!   -Noga Vilozny  facebook.com/SweetSpaceWithNoga

 

Sylvia's photography is fabulous! I purchased a beautiful reflection photograph taken at Yosemite. I fell in love with her work the minute I saw it. She has a great eye for detail, color, and composition. Her photographs draw you inSylvia also has a great deal of integrity, contacting me a year after my purchase to see how I was enjoying it. She has actually inspired me to go back to my creative ways!   -Marthann Howes   justaskmarty.com

 

Sylvia's nature photography is incredibly beautiful, strong and whimsical, much like Sylvia herself. Her images linger in my mind long after I'm no longer looking at them. She has a real talent for capturing light and beauty. Her kind, professional, energetic manner makes her absolutely wonderful to work with and to purchase art from.  -Talya Lutzker talyaskitchen.com

 

Moss Landing Ride

Moss Landing Ride

Sylvia is a beautiful person inside & out -- graceful, tasteful & full of joie de vivre. She is an excellent people person & a savvy businesswoman. Sylvia has a great artistic eye for both her subjects & the beauty of nature. I enjoy her work & gladly recommend her photography. Thanks Sylvia for such a wonderful job on the Parajo Dunes photo shoot. We have beautiful family photos thanks to your heart & artistry. -Kate Lee

 

Sylvia's breathtaking work capturing her encounters with nature is an inspiring journey. Nature photographers are a common occurrence, but Sylvia has managed to separate herself from the pack. Her use of form and color in every image forces the viewer to stop and take in every inch of the shot. We were thrilled to have her photographs displayed in our gallery.    -Helbard Alkhassadeh mockingbirdphotography.com

 

Fairy Path New Zealand

Fairy Path New Zealand

When my husband and I bought a new house a few years ago, it was just a house, and what we really needed was a home.  We perused the art world for months and did not find anything that combined our tastes and needs until we visited one of Sylvia's shows and fell in love with her work! She has a unique way of capturing the purity and beauty of nature. We purchased 7 pieces and they compliment the natural surroundings in our home perfectly. Her special talent is mirrored in every single piece!   -Jana Mogor-Lessard

 

Sylvia’s work is exceptionally good, and you’re not just paying for a photograph. She will give her expert opinion on where a picture may look good, and suggest which may fit your needs. She is also an incredible photographer, and is a very nice person to work with. Sylvia is very friendly, and we highly recommend her service. -Noah Mogor (13 years old)

 

In my role as gallery director over the last 3 years, I have come into contact with a hundreds of artists.  Sylvia is one of the top 10 artists I have had the pleasure to deal with in my capacity as gallery director.  Sylvia is prepared, organized, flexible, and easy to work with. She has always been professional in her presentation, prompt and has good business and communication skills. I had the pleasure of selling her work through the gallery and also presenting and selling pieces, to a corporate client, Sereno Group in Soquel.  Her work has wide appeal because it deals with the beauty of nature, the colors are vibrant, and her subjects have universal appeal.  The work is engaging and the presentation is excellent.  Sylvia is a joy to deal with and she is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the client has choices and options and that they are very satisfied with their selection.  Unlike some artists, Sylvia is always eager to offer different sizes and make subtle changes in her work to help meet her client’s needs.  -Roger Knapp, Davenport Gallery

Nepenthe Big Sur View

Nepenthe Big Sur View

Quite frankly, Sylvia’s photographs speak for themselves. Nature can be extraordinarily beautiful, big, and grand yet small, quiet, and unassuming. Sylvia has the artistic eye and technical expertise to capture it all. Her work reflects a symmetry that is both mesmerizing and soothing. It is because of these reasons she was chosen to show her work here at our Children’s Mental Health agency in Santa Cruz. We treat children and their families who struggle with mental anguish and have poor coping skills. Her work greets our consumers in a relaxing way. She has won many awards locally and nationally. Sylvia is responsible, receptive, a joy to work with and a blessing to us all for sharing her gift.   -Steven Capasso, MFT, Childrens Mental Health, Supervisor

 

I have had the pleasure of working with Sylvia numerous times over the past few years. In my position as curator of local art shows in the public library and business venues in the county I have included Sylvia’s photography in 3 different exhibits. She is exceptionally well organized, responding promptly to phone calls, email correspondence etc. She is always on time and fully prepared when putting together an exhibit. I know that I can always count on Sylvia to keep her commitments and present herself in a professional manner.  -Valri Peyser, Director, Art in Public Places, Scotts Valley Artisans

Prayer Hands

Prayer Hands

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is "Thank You", that will be enough." -Meister Eckhart

 

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California Poppy

California Poppy