About Our Art
Hello. My name is Mary McClain. I am a very happily married mother of four boys.
In October of 2005 we discovered that I had two brain tumors. One was pushing my brainstem and the other around my optic nerves. The prognosis was not good, and the surgeries we were facing had many risks. The tumor on the brainstem was large and in such a bad spot that no surgeons in Missouri could remove it. We went to another state for both surgeries, which were done one year apart.
When we were faced with this ordeal and after talking with the neurosurgeons, my husband decided he must find something new for me to learn, to stimulate my brain function as it would be so at risk. He knew I already loved to take pictures of our kids, so he picked photography. He began presenting me with gifts: a new camera with a book about photography…a new lens with another book…photoshop, with a book to learn it…and more! After all of the surgeries were behind us, he told my why he had done all of this…
And now, here I am. I am forever grateful to God, the surgeon, my family, church family, and friends. My life and quality of life are miraculous. I have truly come to love photography. My goal is to share the beauty of God’s creation with others. I hope that my photos can capture some of the beauty and meaning in our world, and can inspire those who enjoy them.
In His love, and thru His eyes,
thru His eyes Photography
Fine art photography