My work is a combination of photographic and artistic manipulation using digital media. This is an exclusive range of limited edition prints focussing on Abstract images which are depictions of moods rather than objects. I like to use vivid, highly saturated colors to explore the sweeping curves and odd angles of familiar and unfamiliar items. My artistry involves a total process. Starting with the camera, choosing targets and the lighting that will best capture my vision, the work then continues bringing out the desired effects and colors with the final step being the presentation. I press my photographs between thick blocks of acrylic to get a specific light and color intensity. Acrylic has a higher light transmission than glass and makes the printed colours seem sharper, more brilliant, more intense, and further enhances the reflective qualities of my art.
Biography: was born 1960 in Coalville, Leicestershire and enlisted into the Womens Royal Army Corps in 1977 serving 6 years. This enabled me to travel extensively around the world, and as taking pictures has always been an obsession, this gave me the opportunity to enhance my skills in landscape Photography and photographic processing. Since leaving the army, I have joined a Large Format Printing company, learning new skills in, and being influenced by, digital processing. Although not formally trained, my experience of 30 years of taking photographs with SLR cameras, has now stretched and grown into the digital world, experimenting and exploring with an array of images, colours and shapes. I was so inspired by studying Gabriel Lippmann’s process colour technology where images are produced not by dyes or pigments but by light at different wavelengths, it was at that point I wanted to develop a different angle to my work. This led me to looking at light sources through various reflective and refractive materials such as glass and water and it struck me that the reflections created a pattern that paints a picture, so by combining strong rich colours and experimenting with it, I found I was able to make the picture burst out and fill the space with different feelings.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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