I was a registered nurse for many years. While still working as a RN, I started taking art and graphic software classes. I started out doing desktop publishing, but was drawn to the creative uses of graphic software.
I am a digital artist. Unlike traditional artists, I use a computer and software instead of paint and brushes to create visual art. Each piece of art that I create starts as a blank layer just like a traditional artist starts out with a blank canvas. I transform the familiar into something new, taking my inspiration from nature, mostly landscapes and the beauty of space, with a hint of vintage added. I love taking things that do not belong together and unite them to transform reality, creating a new story that invites you to enter a world of imagination. I combine collage, painting and composite techniques in my digital art. My art is saved as files on my computer, allowing for choices in custom sizes and printing materials.
What is collage and composite art?
Traditional Collage: a technique of composing art by assembling various materials that normally do not go together, like photos, handmade papers, things from nature, and found objects to create something new.
Digital collage is visual art with a modern take on traditional collage using a computer and software like Photoshop and Affinity Photo. Photos, scanned items, digital papers and digital brushes are all modern counterparts of components used in traditional collage. Just like traditional collage, digital collage is made of many layers coming together in the creation of an original and unique piece of art.
Then what is digital composite art? Digital compositing is a form of visual art that digitally assembles two or more images to make new altered image that blends together, Digital collage is created by layering together virtual image pieces from various sources into a new piece of art that has a common theme but does not create a seamless blend of images. Similar, yet with subtle differences. My art blends composite and collage techniques along with traditional art values to create something original and unique.
Short video about my digital art.
Ideas, Upcoming Art and Works In Progress Art
I try and take my own photos to use in my art. I create textures and backgrounds for my collage/composites. I used a close-up photo of tree bark to create "planet bark." of course, that is only the first layer of many that goes into making a new planet for my space art.
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