"Every image has a story to tell and, in some cases, a long one" -

SECOND GLANCE, Harbour House, Kingsbridge. April - May 2009 Kingsbridge and Salcombe Gazette, 17th April 2009

and The Herald - Plymouth, 8th April 2009



Former primary school teacher Maureen Douglas-Green, from Hartley, beat hundreds of others to be named runner-up in the Plant Portrait category of the Royal Horticultural Society's 2008 Photographic Competition.

Her image of Polhia nutans, a moss, found in Wistman's Wood on Dartmoor on a clear, late March afternoon, triumphed over entries from professional and amateur photographers alike.

The competition had about 4,500 entries in all categories.

The Herald - Plymouth.March 5th 2009




Another of Maureen's entries, a picture of the lily zantedeschia aethiopia, was chosen by the public as one of the seven finalists in the sponsor's competition.

She said: "To then hear the following week that I had been shortlisted for the Medici Award was beyond my wildest dreams. My son's hearing is still recovering after he had the misfortune to be standing next to me when I opened the letter and emitted a very loud squeal of delight and disbelief!"

The Herald - Plymouth. March 5th 2009




. . . . represents a search for the details and harmonies in nature that might so easily be missed: a perfect split second's situation captured through the camera lens.

The subtleties of water, light and pattern in nature all sing out in Maureen's work . . . .

- SPLIT SECOND, Harbour House, Kingsbridge. November 2007

Kingsbridge Gazette.







. . . . reflects the details, colours and patterns that are so frequently passed by. . . .

CARKEET, THROUGH TWO SETS OF EYES - Stuart House, Liskeard. Cornwall. August 2007.

Cornish Guardian. August 29th 2007




A good image is one in which the eye can never rest, but is constantly travelling and finding the journey rewarding, satisfying, intriguing or sometimes disturbing . . . .

. . . . It is my passion to capture a split second in time that can never be recaptured in exactly the same way . . . .

Art In Devon. Spring 2007