MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

Fine Art Photography Inspired By Natural Creation & Wholesome Reading For Your Family's Entertainment

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Just want to remind everyone that VIDA is not just for women. We also specialize in accessories for men. To help you widen out in your selections, I’ve added more products (particularly men’s cotton and silk pocket squares) geared especially toward males.

In addition, many of our products are suitable for either gender, such as the scarves, tapestries, and accent pillows. Below are just some of the products you’ll find in my Collection suitable for both sexes.


“Mr. Cardinal” Square Accent Pillow

So, if you prefer something more masculine in appearance, you’ll find it. Also, if you want a nature image that you don’t see, please let me know, and I will be happy to see if it’s in my gallery. If it isn’t, I will do my best to get pictures of what you’re seeking to design your desired selections and add them to my Collection.

As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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BIRD (CARDINAL) NF.jpgI did it!!! I finally captured a picture of Mr. Cardinal!!! Yesterday, I moved the feeder to a spot on the porch rail where I can get clear shots from inside the house. Throughout the day today, he kept landing on the opposite rail but never came close to the seed while I was nearby.

Finally, he somehow got past me and got to the seed. I went for my camera, and he took off! Then later on, I could not believe he landed on the rail beside the seed and stayed long enough for me to get his picture!!!

Here he is, and he’s available on products in both my Fine Art America and Pixels online stores.

Next: Mrs. Cardinal!!! 🙂

From my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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Scientific studies indicate that art heals by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. Physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation. Perceptions of the world are immediately changed from darkness and despair to hope and jubilation.

The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is an organization founded by Elaine Poggi. I recently had the wonderful pleasure of meeting her via the Internet during my research of children’s hospitals to whom I was seeking to donate some of my nature art. I e-mailed her, and right away, she responded back. Well, to give you the short version, I am now one of the Foundation’s contributing photographers!!! 🙂 Below is a picture of my “Regal Camellia” which has been added to their website. This image is also available on various products in my VIDA, Fine Art America, Pixels, and Zazzle online stores.


Please visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about its founder Ms. Poggi and her extremely worthy cause. You can also show support for her organization through Amazon when you make purchases. If you buy items on, please consider using which is the same as Amazon, except that it donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals! Just click on the link and choose the Foundation. Then shop always from instead of The Foundation is receiving more than $200.00 a year from Amazon, and if more people do this, they will be able to fund a whole photo project in a hospital very soon. Please help spread the word about this among your friends and family.

As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂




BIRD (CHICKADEE) NF.jpgMeet my cute, little chickadee that feeds at my feeder daily! It is now available on several awesome products in both my Fine Art America and Pixels online stores.

This morning when I opened the living room blinds, I caught sight of it at the feeder eating breakfast. As quietly and carefully as I attempted to unlock and open the front door to steal a picture, by the time I got it open, the little cutie had flown away. But it’ll be back! This is one of several pictures it let me snap yesterday. 🙂

And below are just a couple of the beautiful products available in my stores, a duvet cover and a weekender tote bag.

The watermarks “Nature’s Finest by Maxine Billings” and “Fine Art America” will not appear on products ordered.

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂



Yesterday as I was taking Mama home from a doctor’s appointment, we approached a beautiful array of gorgeous, fall colors just calling out for me to have a personal photo session with them!  And of course, I just had to answer their call, so I pulled my car to the side of the street, jumped out, and started aiming the camera on my cell phone.

The first scene that caught my attention was this lush carpet of butter yellow leaves draped on the ground underneath the tree they once adorned.  Can you see why I had to answer their call?

After I snapped these shots, I suddenly caught a glimpse of these dazzling, crimson red blooms spruced throughout this humongous magnolia tree.  Mama and I were in a state of excited shock because never before had we seen flowers of this type on a magnolia tree!  She continued watching from the car as I took picture after picture after picture after . . .  :).MAGNOLIA

All of these pictures and more have been added to my photo gallery for purchase on my Nature’s Finest website.  When you have some time, please take a browse.  I have a huge assortment of photos grouped under different categories.

Have an incredibly awesome day!  And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours <3!

Maxine 🙂



MOUNTAINS 2 (NF)Hello, everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that because I have generated such a large collection of photos from my various photography adventures, I have created my very own personal photo gallery on the Internet.  The picture above is a sample of what you’ll be seeing in the gallery.  Some of the photographs will be ones you’ve seen before, such as this one, but I’ll also be adding many more that I have not yet shared.

Since this project is still a work in progress, please be patient with me as I continue to gradually build it up.  If you would like to see what I’ve done so far, please click here.

And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours <3!

Maxine 🙂