I'm Martha Brettschneider, founder of Damselwings Photography.
My passion is to connect people with the present moment through beautiful wall art in their homes, offices, healthcare and wellness spaces. My secret sauce is mindfulness, which I've been practicing daily for over a decade and also teach.
I bring both focused and open awareness to all of my work, from catching the interplay of light and the subject's life force in the field all the way through to my interactions with clients in customizing their projects.
My greatest joy comes from hearing that my work transforms the viewer's state of mind from distracted and stressed to calm and focused. Greater clarity, perspective, inner peace, and inspiration emerge from this state of grounded presence.
In healthcare settings, I've witnessed firsthand the dissolving of patients' anticipatory stress when my wall art provides a place for attention to rest. "Usually I'm so nervous about coming to the dentist," one client's patient told me, "but now I can't wait to come back!"
My intention is to have my wall art boost positive, healing energy in my clients individually and for all who pass through their living and working spaces. I love collaborating to find the perfect fit of image(s), medium, and size to transform inside and protected outside spaces to soothing oases.
I live in the Washington, DC, metro area. A selection of my work is shown at Art a la Carte Gallery in Occoquan, Virginia. Along with the wall art options displayed here, I also offer notecards, journals, coasters, and my book Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me That Calm is the New Happy on my shop page at damselwings.com.