...an exquisite collection of sepia tone photographs

created by, and for, a lover of the sea...





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The Coastal Collection!

photography series

About the Artist—
Life-long resident of the Jersey Shore, Susan Fairgrieve, graphic designer and photographer, resides in the village of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. “The Coastal Collection” is dedicated to Fairgrieve’s late husband Scott Sinclair, her best friend and the world’s greatest cheerleader. Without his loving support and positive reinforcement, constructive criticism and humor, this series would not exist.

Now alumni of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fairgrieve majored in Visual Communications. Today, with over twenty years experience in graphic design, advertising and marketing, learned skills as well as a trained eye come through in her work as a photographer. Advertising layout and photography are both composed of design elements blended to achieve one goal—a visual creation for the eye to behold.

Possessing a broad spectrum of design sense from a graphic design background, this photographer designs through the lens. With treasures from the sea and nautical elements in her surroundings, her love for texture and shape come through in this “Coastal Collection” series. From the New England shores of Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard to the Jersey Shore and the Nassau beaches, the collected elements for this series are very unique and beautiful—a guaranteed delight to a lover of the sea or the homeowner with a passion for coastal living.

With coastal Monmouth County being her home, Fairgrieve spends her leisure time on or near the water. She embraces her love for the ocean and the beauty of nature in her surrounding environment. Fairgrieve is a collector of moon snails and colorful beach cruisers.