Welcome! Currently, there are two major projects that nature photographer Mark Clune is actively involved with under the umbrella of his business Autumn Leaf Photographic Arts.
Nature for Healing Art Lending Library
Mark Clune announces the availability of his work through the Nature for Healing Art Lending Library with no-cost framed print licensing for patient care facilities to bring the beauty, inspiration, and solace of nature into partnership with the treatment and healing process of those in need. Although the aim of the project is to provide easy no-cost access to the library through lending, framed works are also available for sale for those who wish to own through his business Autumn Leaf Photographic Arts.
Gallery quality framed art (with no glass) from the library collection is available to borrow and even rotate at no cost to patient care facilities for viewing in patient treatment and waiting room environments.
Please visit the Nature for Healing project website for more information and to view Mark Clune’s entire photographic art portfolio.
Castner Range National Monument
Please consider contacting your elected officials requesting the preservation of Castner Range in El Paso, Texas as a new national monument. Visit the Castner Range National Monument website for more information.
In May of 2016, Mark was contacted by the United States Congressional Office of Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) expressing appreciation for the donated use of his photographs of Castner Range in El Paso, Texas and that one of the images was shown to President Obama by the Congressman in support of the proposal to designate Castner Range as a new national monument.
In August of 2016, Mark’s photograph “Castner Range Poppies” was featured in the Sunday edition of the New York Times newspaper for the article entitled, “Obama the Monument Maker” by Douglas Brinkley.
In September of 2016, Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) made a presentation on the House Floor of the United States Congress to promote proposed legislation to designate Castner Range in El Paso, Texas as a new national monument. Mark Clune’s photograph “Castner Range Fields of Gold” was featured during the presentation with a large mounted print of the photograph propped next to the Congressman.
Also in September of 2016, on the Washington D.C. C-SPAN network television program Washington Journal, Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) talked about his efforts to promote the designation of Castner Range in El Paso, Texas as a new national monument. Mark Clune’s photograph “Castner Range Fields of Gold” was featured during the discussion to promote the legislative effort.
On May 22, 2017, Congressman Beto O’Rourke submitted the Castner Range National Monument bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.