Welcome to Bella Vista Photography, a site showcasing the work of professional photographer Mary Louise Ravese. We specialize in fine art photography with unique images reflecting the beauty of nature. From bold and striking to mellow and contemplative, the range of our photographic compositions offers something to complement every room of a home, office, or other setting. Purchase prints and note cards online or at one of our featured galleries or art shows.

In addition, we offer photography workshops and private lessons for those wishing to expand their knowledge of photography. From 2 hr private sessions to week-long workshops in photogenic locations across the US and overseas, we provide a range of offerings to suit the beginner to advanced photographer.

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Mary Louise to participate in 6th annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour November 12-13, 2016
15th October 2016
Mary Louise is one of 21 artists exhibiting at 8 art studios for the 5th annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour (CHAT) the weekend of November 12-13, 2016. Mary Louise will be at Clay-Ward studios with Carol Clay-Ward - potter, painter, sculptor and Anne Jordan, hammered copper artist. The perfect time to get some unique and artful gifts for the holidays!

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Through October, Mary Louise is a featured artist at Arts in the Village Gallery, Leesburg, VA
01st October 2016

In October, Arts in the Village Gallery presents "Light into Dark", a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing new works in black and white by photographer Mary Louise Ravese as well as potter, painter, sculptor and jewelry artist Carol Clay-Ward. Mary Louise's architecture and nature images in black and white are being shown for the first time exclusively at this Arts in the Village Gallery show.

Meet the artists, listen to live music by saxophonist Mike Girdy and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, October 22nd, from 4 – 7 p.m.
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"Flow" - an exhibit of Mary Louise's photographs on metal opens at Old Ox Brewery, Ashburn, VA
01st September 2016

The Loudoun Arts Council presents the latest exhibit in it's series of artWorks events at Old Ox Brewery — FLOW: Capturing the Moment. The photographs of longtime Loudoun resident Mary Louise Ravese are intriguing juxtapositions of vibrant colors, distinctive shapes, and unique textures. This exhibit is exclusively Ravese's works printed on metal, emphasizing the brilliant colors of the subjects. The exhibit opens on August 30 and will continue until the end of November. The Brewery will host an Artist's Reception for Ravese on Friday, September 30 at 7 pm, and the public is encouraged to visit and meet Mary Louise and learn more about her work. The exhibit artwork can be purchased at anytime during the show using the online shopping cart.
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Eye of the Wind Nature
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Spirals Travel
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Dreaming of Provence Creative
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