M. C. Reardon | About





Thanks to a collaboration with Melvin Mark Companies, I currently have a temporary artspace located in PDX. I'll be opening on some Fridays and doing private appointments only, but you can window-shop ANYTIME!

Located at the Union Bank Tower, 707 SW Washington in downtown Portland OR (tucked just inside the parking lot entrance on SW Broadway, at street level, near the Benson Hotel elevator)


I am a photographer, a painter, and a poet.  A native of Portland OR.  My creative works are an expression of my love and respect for Nature... how important it is to feel connected with the elements, to understand my holistic place in the environment, and to satisfy my need for soulful connection to the natural world. I create because I deeply feel that the world needs more beauty, more compassion, more harmony and above all else, a long term commitment to respectful environmental stewardship.  My work reflects upon the beauty of wild nature simply enduring; going about its daily business, living in the present moment, at peace… and yet…still influenced by our presence.

As a visual artist, I spend my time focusing on creating work that comes from a place of mindfulness, contemplation, meditation and intuitive expression of Consciousness. Consciousness may take place whenever an acute awareness of Nature arises for me--when I am walking urban and rural landscapes, or meditating, or in my studio--where my mindset is distanced from the din of civilization and the framework of consensual reality.

My images have been exhibited and collected worldwide, and are installed in several corporate collections. I have participated in exhibits at Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, as well as in art centers throughout the nation.  I completed a solo exhibition 'possible moments of consciousness' at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland in 2017. At the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon, I won a Second Place award for my ‘Thunder Mountains’ photograph in the Center’s 2015  ‘The Wild Landscape’ exhibit.

Many of my images have been featured in publications such as calyx: a journal of art and literature by women, Pasadena Home, and Don’t Take Pictures Magazine. In spring 2017, I launched my new art book 'Chasing the Moon', which features over 40 of my photographs and several of my latest poems, currently available for purchase on this website. 

Currently looking for new venues and galleries to exhibit and share my work

Upcoming for 2019: Solo Exhibit, Early Summer, Hawk Merlin Studios, Stevenson WA



The gallery at Stewart Jones Designs, Joseph OR

Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

and online @ Saatchi Art, Los Angeles.


2018, 'The Sacred', Curated by Robert Adams, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR

2018, 'Framed: Landscape Photography', Invitational group exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR

2017, Solo Exhibit, 'possible moments of consciousness', Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland OR

2017, 'Members Exhibit', Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR

2017, 'Women's Art', juried exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph OR

2016-2017, 'A Sense of Place', curated exhibit, Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago IL

2016, "Reflections", Linus Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2016, "Wish You Were Here", Juried exhibit Tubac Center of the Arts, Arizona

2016, "Wings: Flight in Fine Art", Juried exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph OR.

2015, "The Wild Landscape", Juried exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture

2015, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture

2015, "Black and White, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture

2015, Clackamas County Arts Alliance, Artist Exhibit Program, solo show, City Hall at Oregon City, OR.

2014, 'Farm to Plate', Don't Take Pictures magazine

2014, West Linn Public Library Gallery, Group show with two other local artists, West Linn, OR

2014, Photolucida 'Then. Now. Here", Portland Photography Month, Portland OR

2014, "Landscape: Looking at Photography", curated exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR

2014, "Light and Memory", juried exhibit, A/NT Gallery, Seattle WA

2014, "71 Percent", juried exhibit, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013, 'The Road Not Taken', Lander Art Center, WY

2013, “Slice of Life”, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012, “Hit the Road”, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2015, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Second Place Award, ‘The Wild Landscape’, Juried Exhibit
2001, First Place Award, Professional Artist Category, Wallowa County Festival of Arts, Joseph, OR



2018, Lincoln City Arts Center, Lincoln City OR

2018, Sponsoring Member, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR

2017, Newspace Center for Photographic Arts, PDX OR (now closed)

2014-2016, Portland Art Museum, Photography Council, PDX OR