Buckley artist Chandra Nichols’ photographs demonstrate her pursuit of simple beauty and truth. Chandra’s images represent more than an object or a place they develop the concepts and essence of beauty and truth with the extreme clarity of her artists’ eye. Her work is fresh, creative, and professionally presented.
My name is Chandra Nichols. I was born and raised in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Growing up in North Bend, at the base of Mt. Si and a quarter mile from the Snoqualmie River, I have always been surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty. Capturing that beauty has always been a passion of mine. Six years ago, I married my high school sweetheart. After trying out Issaquah and Bellevue, we decided again to make our home in a small, rural community looking up at a mountain. This time we chose Buckley and Mt. Rainier. Today I'm blessed enough to be able to spend my days finger painting and playing Go Fish with my amazing children, ages four, two and three months. Still, even with my crazy schedule, I enjoy finding the time to explore and photograph this incredibly beautiful part of the world we call home.
As a photographer, my goal is to capture the true and simple beauty that can be found almost everywhere we look. From sunsets, to seascapes, to falling snow, I try to present a unique perspective of everything that catches my eye.
Gallery 2012 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings.