Hello and Welcome!
I am delighted you have stopped in to view my work. Most of the images in the “shop our store” I have captured from the area in and around Long Beach Island, New Jersey. This is where I spent my childhood summers, met my husband of 50 years, brought my own children every summer, and currently live in pretend peace with frequent chaotic visits from the grandkids. The idea for this website began over 30 years ago when I first started creating artwork for sale. At that time, I had a simple cottage industry (“Turkle Enterprises”) named after my children … who were equal parts mischievous turkeys and PAINFULLY slow moving turtles. Hence the term “turkles”! Years of seaside summers and a love of travel brought me to the decision to share my work with others. I attended the Philadelphia College of Arts (now University of the Arts) and proceeded to teach. While taking a break from teaching to raise my children, I began “Turkle Enterprises” selling arts and crafts at local fairs and shops. When I returned to teaching, I kept “Turkle Enterprises” but developed an interest in photography, especially seascapes and American themed shots from our travels around the USA. After selling photography products in local shops, I decided to expand my business online, in order to reach a larger segment of the population who might derive serenity from some of my pieces of photography as I have. Again, thank you for stopping in and I hope you come back again soon.
Anne T. Gargaro-Dobbs