Extraordinary in the Simple


Rose, Orchid and Daisy Photography by Caitlin Garvey

Caitlin Garvey (b. Brooklyn, New York) is a Virginia-based photographer whose work explores the themes of identity and relationship. Drawing inspiration from the Shenandoah Valley where she resides, her art often utilizes nature as a metaphor to explore the concepts of self and belonging, while in relationship with one’s community and environment.

Garvey received a B.A. in journalism, a M.A. in English literature, a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, and an L.L.M in international law from American University. She has worked as an attorney, a librarian, a historical interpreter, and a teacher.   Her work has been widely shown in galleries including juried shows at Darkroom, 1650 Gallery, the Art League, the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts, and the Falls Church Arts Center. Her art has been featured by the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, the Gardeners of America, and the American Horticultural Society. She was the featured artist in the “Mass on the Epiphany in Creation, A Eucharist Drawing on the Poetry of Mary Oliver” where her images were projected on the walls of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church accompanied by the poetry of Mary Oliver and the words of the mass. Garvey was honored with “Best in Show ” in a juried show at the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts.