About Me

About Me

My name is Alana Gillett. I am a photographer, videographer, calligrapher, special events decorator and artist. I also have a full-time job as a Special Educator.

For those who are curious, I thought I'd share how MARIA ROSE: A Prime Collection was created. The name MARIA ROSE is derived from two of my favorite, and longtime, photography subjects: my beloved cat, Maria, and flowers, particularly roses. I started out photographing cats and nature when I was in my teens. Rose also holds two other special significances. It is my mother's middle name and she was the one who guided my development in each of the Prime areas.

The second part (A Prime Collection) of the name was chosen during a conversation with my husband. He and I share a mutual love of mathematics. We also both love prime numbers. As I was listing off what talents I wanted to share, he was taking account of how many I mentioned. With the tally of five, my husband declared that five is a prime, and it would be wise to add that to the name of my business. You can't go wrong with a prime! So, the rest is history...and MARIA ROSE: A Prime Collection was born.

My primary training in the "Prime" areas came from observing and learning from my mother, a long-time, experienced Art Teacher. She is a Renaissance woman, and I hope to continue her passion for art for many years to come. I am continually looking for opportunities to improve and learn more about my crafts.

I am a mother of a nine year-old son, and I have a wonderfully supportive husband. We have two cats, Nellie and Callie, and two dogs, Cecil and Ernie. Our family lives near Louisville, Kentucky.  

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All images are copyrighted to Alana Gillett, Maria Rose: A Prime Collection.  For licensing inquiries, please email me at mariaroseaprimecollection@gmail.com.