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Karen Landrigan – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Karen Landrigan has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Karen was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

I was born in the city of St. John’s on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. I grew up on the shores of a lake and learned to swim at a very young age. All of my fondest memories always include water. If I have a first love it is mathematics. My fascination with numbers and calculation led me into the engineering program at Memorial University in Newfoundland. After two years of studying engineering, I left to attend the Alberta College of Art where I studied Visual Communications. After graduating, I got a job in advertising and went on to earn my living in corporate graphic design, including developing corporate identities for some of the largest corporations in Canada. When I moved to the United States in 2007, I took several classes at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, where I currently live, and focused my studies on designing and producing handmade jewelry. As time permits, I continue to create unique handmade jewelry today. Painting is the current love of my creative life.  I am an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists.

Artist Statement:

I’ve dealt with a great deal of adversity over the years and even now, at times I feel as though I exist in a strange state somewhere between life and death. For me, everything changed in an instant, yet my life continues. Today, I find myself living an entirely new existence in what seems like in an entirely new universe. Encouraged to paint by a dear friend and mentor who has always admired my creative abilities, this new reality has become the backdrop for my art. My first painting, called “Soaring”, is a close-up of a figure swimming in water with her back to the viewer, taken entirely out of context, and painted in such a way that we really don’t know where she’s going or how she’s getting there. She could be flying; she could be dying. And this is what my art as well as my existence is about–whether to fly or die. I choose to fly.

My portrait sketches represent my lighter, humorous, more whimsical and spontaneous side. I create them mainly at night after a long day of painting, having left the studio and relaxing around the house. They just make me laugh, and the reason for their being is no more complicated than that.

www.karenlandrigan.com

Tara Merkt – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Scratchboard Artist, Tara Merkt has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Tara was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Tara Merkt is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Tara works predominately in scratchboard art; a 2-dimensional, subtractive medium that involves the use of abrasive tools to directly remove a surface layer of one value (typically dark) to expose a secondary layer of a contrasting value (typically white).

She is currently an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Merkt trained at the University of Minnesota (Studio Arts BA – 2000) and the University of Wisconsin (Masters of Art Therapy – 2003). She was recently awarded a “Best in Show Honor” that will grant her an interview article in an art magazine.

Artist Statement:


I was inspired to become an artist because of my Mother. When I was a child she was getting her associates degree in graphic arts. I was able to go along with her to many of her classes during that time. I always remember looking at all the art she and her classmates created thinking that I want to do that someday.

When it came to choosing a degree the definite choice for me was Studio Arts, but I knew that success in the field was difficult. I decided to major in studio arts and minor in psychology so that I could continue on and get my Masters in Art Therapy. Life didn’t ultimately lead me into Art Therapy as a career, but Art was always there.

I was introduced to scratchboard art by seeing a display at Blick Art Materials. Someone within the store had taken a small, and I mean SMALL… maybe 1″x 1″, sample of scratchboard and created a profile drawing of a man. I was curious what they had used and asked about the medium. I decided to bring some home and try it. I have been hooked ever since.

Moving forward I would like to look into endangered species and their habitats as the focus of my art. This is still a concept that is floating around in my head but it will make its way to a scratchboard in the near future.  www.etsy.com/shop/ChelonidaeArtistry

Judy Carter – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Fiber Artist, Judy Carter has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Judy was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4. Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Judy Carter was born and has lived in Lancaster County, PA her entire life. She worked in the banking industry throughout her career and currently is a Branch Manager for a large Credit Union. Judy also has a creative side. She is a Master Artisan with the PA Guild of Craftsmen in Traditional Rug Hooking. She uses hand dyed and as-is wool to create many styles of hand hooked rugs. The wool is cut into narrow strips which are pulled through backing (rug warp, monk’s cloth, or linen) using a hook to create individual loops.

Judy was always interested in doing handwork but found her passion when she took a rug hooking class for beginners in 1993. She has been hooked ever since. Judy increased her skill by taking classes and workshops from over 40 teachers, as well as, using all styles of rug hooking. These styles range from primitive projects using 1/4” or wider strips, to finely shaded pieces using 1/8” or narrower strips of wool. She developed her own style of using many (50 – 100) different wools in each piece as her experience increased.

She specializes in realistic animals and takes many of the photos she uses as visual aids at animal sanctuaries and zoos. Some of the animals she visits on a regular basis and the personal interaction and connection she feels with the animals comes through in her hooking. She also does pet portraits which create a lasting lifelike tribute to a favorite pet. Judy enjoys seeing animals come to life at the end of her hook and constantly challenges herself to add more details and realism.

Judy not only enjoys creating detailed art pieces, she strives to inspire others. She writes articles for Rug Hooking Magazine and wrote the book Hooking Animals which was published by Stackpole Books in 2014. She does presentations and teaches throughout the U.S. and was the Featured Exhibit at Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week in OH in 2015. Judy has been accepted as an Emerging Artist at the Long’s Park Art Festival in Lancaster, PA which is held over Labor Day weekend and is one of the top 50 Art Festivals in the U.S. She plans to continue creating beautiful works of art and sharing her enthusiasm and passion for rug hooking through writing and teaching.

Artist Statement:

As an artist, I strive to recreate the beauty I see around me and inspire others to see details and beauty everywhere they look. The art form I use is traditional rug hooking, which uses narrow strips of wool. The strips are pulled through backing material (rug warp, monk’s cloth or linen) with a hook to make individual loops which create a hooked piece that will last for generations.

I specialize in animals because I feel a special connection to them and I love to see animals come to life at the end of my hook. By using many different as-is and hand dyed wools, I am able to mix them as I hook to recreate the details I see in animals. I choose my subjects and visual aids carefully and that care and connection comes through in my finished pieces.

There are many animal projects in my future. Whether they are wild animals, or favorite pets, I plan to honor them by creating lasting tributes with my art. Judy’s website is www.jcrugs.com

Gabriela Delgado – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine artist Gabriela Delgado has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Gabriela Delgado was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1964. She is an emerging artist with a multidisciplinary approach to her work.  Gabriela has a unique creative process; she explores different techniques and places emphasis in the color, carefully choosing the items that blend harmoniously to achieve a lush but simple finish. The research and the genuine love she has for design gives her an intuitive ability to create vibrant colored pieces with spot elements ranging from the fantastic to the ingenuous.

Her culture and personal experiences also play an important role, since they shape the compositions into unique visual narratives.  From an early age she was surrounded by art, music, and dance. Her father who was a good connoisseur of art and beauty influenced positively in her studies perspectives since they often talked about books of art, drawing, music, exchanging their own points of view about it.

Nature is her main source of inspiration, animals and flowers stand out telling a story full of color and meanings… captured by her imagination as a fun photograph, full of naivety and feelings.

Gabriela always had creative skills that were strengthened with her interior design studies. During this period she gained more expertise and knowledge that allowed her to understand the creative process. Over the time, she realized that she could not only achieve creative solutions for environments or furniture design, one of the branches that she enjoy most about design, but could also unleash the imagination with illustrations, drawings and digital painting.

Art has different nuances and meanings for the observer. It can be beautiful and delicate, strong and expressive, it can also evoke the senses. The feelings are very different according to technique, color, textures, theme and strength of the artist, may even have been made for the purpose of expressing the intrinsic feelings. For Gabriela, art is a mixture of feelings that strengthen her senses and expressions.  Her website is  www.gdstudio-ca.com 

Rebecca Calhoun – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine artist Rebecca Calhoun has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Rebecca was born in Houston, Texas and she moved with her family to Southeast Asia at the age of three months.

She grew up in Thailand, attended British and International boarding schools in Malaysia until returning to the U.S. to live and begin university studies. She attended Texas Woman’s University, with a full scholarship, and graduated with honors, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing in 1982.

Since then she has worked primarily as a professional artist, teaching painting and drawing privately and at Texas Woman’s University and Wichita State University while doing graduate work.

She currently resides in Kansas City, MO. Her work is present in many private collections across the United States and Asia.

Her website is www.studiocalhoun.com

Artist Showcase – Gwyned Trefethen

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fiber artist Gwyned Trefethen has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Gwyned Trefethen didn’t plan on being an artist. When she retired from her business career to raise her family, she knew she would need an outside hobby for self-fulfilment.  She signed up for a traditional quilt class with the idea that she could make quilts to gift to friends and family. Soon she opted to modify quilt patterns rather than make them as is. Within a few years she said goodbye to patterns completely, making fiber art of her own design.

A self-taught artist, Gwyned embraces the challenge of learning what she can about design principles and exploring media other than fiber. The lessons she learns infuse her art leading to new lessons to be explored. One avenue of exploration she returns to repeatedly is value. Thus her series, Shifting Values is born. It depicts what happens when value is shifted across the quilt canvas in two opposing directions.

Her fascination with value is expressed in subtlety, sharp edges, shadow, dappled light and luminosity. Value is the first consideration when Gwyned Trefethen starts her artwork. Through careful selection of fabric and thread she is able to bring emphasis to areas of an artwork while allowing other areas to recede.

Value is as integral to her work as mastering the technical aspects of sewing. She finds that understanding the unique challenges fabric brings to value is an ongoing learning process. She favors commercial fabrics, which may include multi values of the same hue or many hues. She becomes a pointillist laying down many colored dots to achieve a single color.

Observation and experimentation have been the focus of Gwyned Trefethen’s education. She continues to study art and the world around her to learn what makes an image “sing”.  She also brings this experience to her role as a teacher of fiber art.  To succeed in this role she finds it necessary to break down all aspects of her medium from sewing skills to principles of design.  She finds helping her students helps her hone her own skills.

Gwyned’s work is exhibited around the globe. Examples of her work can be found in multiple publications, in private collections, and on several websites, including her own. She is a member of the Wisconsin Visual Artists and a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilts Associates. She serves as the Chair of Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Exhibition Committee.  www.gwynedtrefethen.com

Graehound – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that abstract artist Graehound has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Graehound’s latest two-dimensional work is an attempt to reconcile multiple styles, media, and emotions in a distillation of personal perspective through curious, bizarre, or disturbing subject matter that deals with disability and the loss of control associated with it.  Systems that break and the artificiality of boundaries fascinate her. 

The images curated here span three years of image development that has gradually mutated from chaotic masses of simplified biological matter to formalist exercises in color and shape within an emotionally neutral, atmospheric, and largely abstracted space only defined by meticulous delineation.  The physical, two-dimensional area of the newest drawings is intentionally curved and regular without the rectilinear edges that so often dictate a flat surface as being an Artwork and therefore Important, while lending a sense of false portraiture to the picture plane by calling to mind the general layout of commercial photo frames. 

These images are pictorial guidelines for demonstrating how to “see” space in more distinct, intentional layers without preordaining them as such, like a printmaker, and offer a place of emotional rest within a contrastingly busy visual location.

Perpetually interested in recognizing and developing new outlets for expression, Graehound has been included in national and international exhibitions and publications regarding her work in several different media, particularly drawing and beadwork.  

She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in Drawing and is currently enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Studio Art Masters program at Goddard College.

Her website is www.graehound.com 

Stephanie Funke – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery’s latest featured artist is Stephanie Funke and she will now have her photography featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery.

Stephanie Funke is an artist living and working in Iowa.  With no formal training in the arts, Stephanie has relied on friends in the photography world, informal classes, books, monthly publications, online resources and experience to help her navigate the world of digital photography and editing software.  As an outlet for sharing her images, Stephanie has a blog with bi-weekly posts that contain her photos and some description of and/or a reflective statement about the pictures.  Look for her Monday and Thursday posts at funkephotos@blogspot.com

As a teenager Stephanie had an interest in photography and was thrilled to receive her first camera as a birthday gift – a Kodak Instamatic that used a 110 film cartridge along with a flip flash.  That gift provided the foundation for her interest in photographing the outdoors as she started taking pictures of the local landscape and entered those images in the county fair.  After high school Stephanie rarely touched a camera as she pursued her undergraduate and graduate degrees and went on to teach Spanish for 17 years.  In 2010 she left the classroom and once again found time for the camera.  Gradually Stephanie began to photograph backyard birds, garden produce, flowers and scenes from family gatherings.  She also began taking photos of the predictable as well as the unexpected and bizarre elements of the outdoors.  Soon after she upgraded her equipment and never looked back.

The natural world continues to be a primary subject in Stephanie’s work as she is enamored with the environment just outside her door.  As a native Midwesterner, Stephanie is treated to a wide range of weather, including extremes in temperature, precipitation and severe storms.  And, although the cold is very difficult for her to be in, she often ventures out on mild winter days in order to capture the frost as it flocks the trees, giant-sized snowdrifts, local anglers ice fishing, and animals foraging for food on the barren landscape.  For example, some of her favorite and most recognizable images feature turkeys in their winter habitat.  Also, while being outside in the mild winter weather, Stephanie realized that she loves to shoot in the fog as it lingers along the river that winds through her hometown.  To her images it adds mystery, tranquility and simplicity. 

Because Stephanie lives in a rural area and has family members involved in agriculture, she also finds herself photographing scenes from the planting and harvesting seasons on the farm.  In addition, she often attends and photographs small-town festivities as these functions showcase the passions and spirit of Iowans.  From Veterans Day parades to rodeos, Stephanie uses her lens to capture the moments and savors the memories through her photos.

In 2014 Stephanie returned to teaching but has continued to embrace photography as a means of self-expression and a creative outlet.  She juggles the demands on her time as she fulfills her duties in the classroom while also staying in touch with her camera.  Recently Stephanie has also become intrigued with the ever-popular doodling craze and spends time practicing this craft while at the same time learning more about drawing, color, lines, patterns, shadows, light and so on.  She is a life-long learner who loves self-expression and the natural world.

www.etsy.com/shop/funkephotodesigns

 

Artist Showcase – Lewis Isaac Testa

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery’s latest featured artist is Lewis Isaac Testa and he will now have his art featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery.

Art is a different thing to different people.  It can be beautiful or evoke the senses; it can bring out emotions or relax you.  To Lewis it has been a long lasting love affair that has been going on for over 50 years now. It has been the one constant that proved to be more valuable to him than he could have ever imagined, and has in turn changed his life for the better.

At eight he started showing interest in art. However his father stopped that as it was considered fooling around. He needed to be more serious about life. He never thought of art again until he was thirty and had a wife and two children. He did a pencil rendering of his daughter when she was born and that changed everything. His wonderful wife suggested he go to Art School. And so it began.

He attended The Art Students League at the age of 30 in 1976 and so it started. He studied fine art illustration under the tutelage of Robert E. Shultz who was a principal influence in his life and art.  He had the privilege of studying Landscape Painting privately for one summer with Shultz. He also studied under Jack Fargasso, Robert Beverly Hale, and John Howard Sanden. After attending the Art Students League for one year, He was awarded The Art Students League Merit Scholarship for the next three years.

In 1979 he obtained employment as a graphic artist for Edward Fields, Inc. Which was primarily a high-end handmade rug design company.  There he was able to utilize his talents as an artist, which he is grateful for. His last project with them was helping to design the Oval room rug in the White House, which was a great honor and opportunity.

In October of 2003 he was involved in an automobile accident, which required him to have disc fusion surgery on his neck. When he awoke from surgery, something was wrong.  His entire right side was paralyzed, and he could not feel anything on my left side.  Though routine, the surgery triggered a stroke, rendering him paralyzed on his right side, my dominant side.  He was supposed to be out of the hospital in a few days.  Instead he found himself hospitalized for over a month.  He was then transferred to a rehabilitation facility, as he went through intensive therapy. He would need assistance with relearning everything all over again. He could not even hold a fork.  Art for him at this point seemed a thing of the past and something he had to let go of.   After three to four years of intense therapy he was able to regain much of his mobility back. He is now able to walk again, although now with a limp. 

He now paints every day for several hours.  His entire attitude has readjusted.  He is proud and confident in his works and most importantly; it is therapeutic for him to paint.  He feels a freedom when he paints. It is a strange thought and to most who have heard me tell it, if it weren’t for my stroke. He would never have transcended the self-imposed restraints on his life and of course his art had this not happened.  

He has been teaching at The South Queens Boys and Girls Club as a Pastel Artist and Instructor.  Although it has come into his life again, and at times has past, it stills remains a constant. He has overcome so many obstacles in his life and, is grateful that art has proven to be therapeutic and helped him express himself in ways he never thought possible. He feels he is one of the luckiest men on the face of the earth, and is incredibly humbled by what art has brought into his life.  

Sometimes you have to lose everything to gain everything. http://www.lewistesta.com

Artist Showcase – Patricia Schnepf

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery’s latest featured artist is Patricia Schnepf and she will now have her photography featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery.  

Patricia Schnepf was born and raised in New York, ventured to Philadelphia and Chicago before moving to Shoreline, WA. She has always loved art since picking up a charcoal pencil at seven years old and sketching her father in his favorite chair and visiting all the art museums and galleries in New York on a regular basis. Patricia studied at various art studios in New York though she is mostly self-taught in photography and photographic art techniques through constant practice, and experimenting.

Art is again Patricia’s full-time passion. She worked in the art field for several years as a fashion designer; costume designer in theater; and film production and broadcasting before detouring from her art to tend to personal responsibilities of family and being a single mother.

Photography and photographic art is currently her primary focus and passion. The subjects are spontaneous: sometimes it is the colors, dimensions, textures, or the scene itself. She believes art is to be enjoyed and expansive and focuses on capturing a scene to show the dynamics and sensitivity in a way to stimulate the senses and expand imaginations.

Patricia’s techniques vary according to subject/composition and mood it projects. The special effects are created artistically using special software. Her style, compositions, and use of color is much influenced by her love of nature and impressionist and post-impressionist painters, and Alfred Stieglitz, one of her favorite photographers.

Patricia is fascinated by texture. While some scenes project softness/dramatics/crispness, others are full of textures to be experienced through visual sensations. The type of paper on which the artwork is printed often becomes an integral part of her composition to give a “literal” feel to the image. In formal studio work, she melds lighting techniques with the dynamics of the subject.

Always in a learning mode and experimenting with new techniques, she also paints and sketches which, she believe, helps to add a greater perspective and depth to her photography and photographic art. Patricia’s artwork is exhibited live locally, nationally, internationally, and via the internet; appears in print; and in private collections.  She has won numerous awards and is invited to exhibit her art in New York at the Jadite Gallery, and the Berlin Biennial (Germany) in October of this year.

Patricia’s website is in the process of being updated to reflect her new work: www.patriciaschnepfphotography.com   

Artist Showcase – Kajal Zaveri

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Kajal Zaveri has been chosen for the gallery’s Artist Showcase for the month of July, 2016. 

Kajal Zaveri is a San Francisco – Bay Area based artist, originally from India, who now since the last many years, calls California home. She is primarily a self-taught artist and specializes in abstract and semi abstract oil paintings. With an MBA in finance she worked in various corporate positions for a long time, until she took the plunge into pursuing her true passion and switched careers to become a full time artist, since the last 5 years.

Her painting style is a mix of abstract and semi abstract portrayals in rich, lush colors. Her work is colorful, free flowing, and expressive and falls in the realm of Abstract Realism, where she lets her observations, encounters and memories of places and experiences, act as a point of departure for abstracting for a more representational and modern composition.

Her art comes from a happy and positive place. She is inspired by her personal life story of growing up in colorful and vibrant India, her various international travels, and her life now in beautiful California. The colors and styling of her pieces evoke a sense of gratitude, joy, amazement, and wonderment that she feels every day and aspires to share with her viewer. The subject matter in her current body of work is largely inspired by nature; this could be the boundless horizons or the wide uninterrupted landscapes, the beauty of the changing seasons, coastal towns, rolling hills, wildflowers blooming proudly by the side of a busy road, and many such wonderful, special encounters. She also loves going through travel and Photography magazines to get a flavor of the different cultures and colors of the world.

She tries to share this story of something familiar and known, with a fresh, modern rendering, yet keeping it abstract enough for modern sensibilities. Since the viewer doesn’t know of her particular point of inspiration, it is her hope that when they view her work, it ignites their own fond memories of special places and times, and entice nostalgia and dreaminess and a sense of commonness and shared experiences.

She is fortunate enough to have her work well received in the short time that she has been working as a full time artist. Her work is currently featured on the home decor store chain, Williams Sonoma Home, and various other online galleries. Her art can also be found extensively in private collections throughout the United States and Internationally.

You can see more of her work on her website at www.kajalzaveri.com . She also invites you to follow her on Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/KajalZaveriArt

Artist Showcase – Pam Borrelli

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine art photographer Pam Borrelli has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Pam Borrelli, a San Francisco-based photographer, has been creating photographic images her entire life, a passion first discovered in childhood. Her later formal study of photography led Pam to a fortuitous meeting with acclaimed photographer Ruth Bernhard, who became a mentor and encouraged her to pursue a deeper commitment to photography. Attending the San Francisco Art Institute and later earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, Pam developed her photography skills while focusing on the power of the captured image, accelerating the drive to express herself artistically through photography. Initially involved in portraiture, especially “glamour” and pregnant mother images, she began her successful business venture: BORRELLI PORTRAITS; she also revisited her interest in and talent for landscape and macro flora photography. While Pam’s most recent work shows an interest in a more abstract/narrative imagery, her photography continues to evolve.

“My photography focuses on an interplay between reality and imagination, between the observer and the observed. After years honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography, inspired by its unique and creative possibilities. I believe that the continuous advances in the technology and craft of digital photography are creating an entirely new medium.”

Professionally, Pam has participated in a number of juried exhibitions, where she has won recognition and awards for her work, and most recently from the Kellicutt International Photo Show. Her floral images are featured in the volume – “Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists”; Pam’s work may also be seen at San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, an historic nonprofit arts organization, where she currently serves as the President of its Board of Directors.

Pam’s techniques include the “creating” of photographic images through the use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology that extends the range of visual information beyond what the eye can normally observe. She processes her images using a wide-gamut of digital methods. After enhancing as much detail as possible, she often creates a glow in her images by using a variety of soft focus filters, such as Nik Glamour Glow, while experimenting with a variety of textures and blending modes. For example, many of her flower images are also printed on rice paper to create even more texture and tone in the images.

“I am drawn to a wide variety of subjects that have at first glance a subtle, simple beauty. I find the artistic challenge in using the camera to capture and reveal often-unnoticed complexities of the subject, as I’m never certain of what details and secrets might be exposed. Each time I peer through the viewfinder I sense the near magical power the camera possesses, its capacity to surprise and deepen our awareness as it reveals new perspectives, even wonder, about the familiar.”  Pam’s website:  www.borrelliportraits.com

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