Surrey, BC Canada

Bio: I am a photographer - digital artist, who is passionate about sharing the process with like-minded creatives. Blogging is new to me so this is my first and hope to network and have some fun learning how to do it right! I thoroughly enjoy being a Grandma to eight and spend my moments capturing them, the environment around me and create art from it all. I was born and grew up in Vancouver Canada and still live near it. The beauty is endless, the climate is mild and the days inspire me. I am fairly proficient in Photoshop but hey, it is huge and the learning curve is ongoing. Love it all! Artist's Statement - In my work, I combine a passion for photography, an ever growing understanding and desire in the mastery of digital imaging techniques and knowledge gained from many years observing great artists. Being able to express myself through my art gives me purpose. By sharing it, I hope to engage the viewer with the image to allow them to leave their reality, to evoke an emotional response no matter what it may be. The creation process itself provides a glimpse into my dreams and it makes my heart happy to have the ability to experiment with my thought process bringing a satisfying connection to the piece of artwork. By choosing elements that work together to form a cohesive message, I am able to create a composite image more powerful than it's individual parts. My soul is nourished when I am challenged during my creative exploration. The interactive process of selecting and assembling feeds my artistic intuition. The digital realm being so forgiving offering so many options for exploration becomes part of the challenge. The computer is not merely a shortcut for what is possible with the camera but instead allows me to discover what is possible in no other medium. In today's world of creativity indeed, the paint will never be fully dry. As in the words of Edgar Allan Poe - "Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'The reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.' "

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