I am a Canadian Nature and Wildlife Photographer from Guelph Ontario Canada. My main interests are animals, nature
and scenery but I will venture into other areas. I have received special recognition in the form of competition
winners and/or published images including Canadian
Geographic, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Photolife, Sigma
Canada and PhotoNews.
I spend quite a bit of time on the Speed River Trails which are close to my home but also visit Provincial Parks, Conservation areas and camp and cottage in the Parry Sound,
Georgian Bay and French River areas. My husband and dog Maya accompany me on my photographic journeys as they both love to explore the wild.
I always have my camera in hand and when at home my camera is ready for visiting wildlife.
My website is http://debbie-oppermann.artistwebsites.com
'Express your ability sincerely and that is art.'
In my work I emphasize quality, integrity and spontaneity. Since childhood I have found solace in the creation of art. It is my gift and I try not to waste it. My media of choice are oil painting, sculpture and photography. For me, the three disciplines borrow from each other making each one stronger!
Having been a professional picture framer since 1990, the presentation aspect of the art world is always on my mind. It is amazing what a great frame can do. Co-owning Four Corners Framing Company in Holland, Michigan since 1999 has afforded me a front row seat to many types and styles of art. It has been a great and constant inspiration and keeps me on my art toes.
Michelle studied art at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Art (Painting Concentration) and Art History.
She has since become an internationally collected artist and has original pieces and prints in many corporate and private collections.
Equine art is Mary's specialty. She has loved the movement and beauty of horses since a young child. Horses were among the first subjects she loved to draw. As you browse the art you will see other subjects, even some abstracts to enjoy or comment on, if you wish. Just email via her website:
or view a blog at: http://maryoaartwork.blogspot.com/
Mary loves to show fluid movement, soft and also strong line and color in most of her art. You might say the colors and lines dance across the paper, board or canvas. Watercolors are a favored medium in in her current works to view.
Many paintings and drawings received awards in exhibitions, been sold or were part of a commercial or advertising project during many years as a graphic artist/designer.
Education: BFA, Akron Institute of Art & Design / Print and drawing classes; Cleveland Institute of Art. Exhibitions in local and regional shows w/awards and honorable mentions. Listed with “Ohio Online Artist’s Registry.”
I grew up in Ammon, a suburb of Idaho Falls, Idaho. I consciously knew I wanted to be an artist since the tender age of five so my education was pursued in that direction. While in junior high and high school, I took almost every art class they offered. Post high school, I continued my art education at both Ricks College and then Idaho State University, finally graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art in Fine Art. In my art I enjoy a myriad of different media, though my favorites are pastel, acrylic and oil. The images I perform have so much to say visually; I try to get others to “listen” with their eyes. Therefore, I portray what I feel is uplifting, causes good emotions, or gives food for thought. I depict a lot of animals in my art for the humble simplicity and fantastic grandeur they bring to what I am trying to express. My cats, who have been wonderful family members over the years, have been some of the repeated subjects in my paintings. I also do a fair amount of human portraiture and expression. It is said, “An artist should paint what they know.” so oftentimes I use my husband and my sons, DJ and James, as models. It pleases me when others are able to feel inspired by the images I create. If you would like to contact me about my art, I would love to hear from you.
My website: http://loribrackettart.artistwebsites.com/
Balancing color and light, Placitas photographer Mary Lee Dereske unveils
beauty and emotion in her images, whether in the lush rolling hills of spring
landscapes or the silence of bronze masks. She creates her images with
natural light and minimal equipment, optimizing each scene in the digital
darkroom. Mary Lee continuously studies photography, and has attended
Maine Media Workshops and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Her work
has been accepted into several juried photographic art shows, including
ANMPAS, InSight and Image New Mexico.
Mary Lee says: “For me, photography is about catching the waking dream,
the image in the heart which has no words. It is a pursuit of which I never
I was born in 1987 in Northern Ireland, where I live and work. I am currently undertaking a degree in Fine Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast. I create artworks through an expansive range of media such as painting, drawing, digital, mixed media and, most recently, photography. In my artwork, I use strong visual effects and dramatic lighting to attract the viewer’s attention. I am also interested in conveying activities, telling stories, asking questions and expressing ideas within the work.
I strive to create imaginative work with innovative ideas, interesting visuals and experimental techniques. My influences range from the theatrical depictions of the physical and emotional human state in Caravaggio’s paintings and the surreal dreamlike settings conjured up by Salvador Dali, to highly acclaimed photographers of this era such as Gregory Crewdson, known for his elaborately stage scenes of American neighbourhoods, and David LaChapelle, famous for his hyper-realistic photographs with strong social messages. Having said that, my greatest source of inspiration comes from everything I see, feel and experience throughout my life.
In my current practice, I am using modern digital techniques in photography to show how the people, the environment and the activity of the city changes from day to night. I’ve challenged the general perception of a photograph representing one moment in time by creating complex scenes of ambiguous, colourful narratives within one static image. Even though the photographs are still, they have a transcending sense of time and movement. I combine that quality with a creative use of light and layering of multiple images to show the beauty and mystery of everyday life that goes unnoticed during your daily grind.
My philosophy of art:
"An artwork is one person's perspective, an expression of emotion, which feeds the senses and generates an emotional response from the viewer. Through our own interpretations, opinions and feelings, we form a unique connection with the artwork. I believe 'good' art should possess these qualities, and the art I intend to create is no different."
I am a self-taught Photographer, Digital artist, and digital designer, working mostly with film cameras, I own one out of five cameras that is digital. I do designs for competitions to be used by major bands and, and companies, and have been requested by Kwanza Jones to do work for her, and a piece was bought by Hewlett Crist. My photography work consists of Art, Street, Landscape, Wildlife, and Urban Exploration works. My Digital works consists of Digital enhancements to reconstruction of photos I have taken, fractal works, and digital design works from any source. I am not an artist in the sense that I do not draw or paint, but my works are just as much artistic in their own nature.
I am also a Poet, with five awards to my name, and have three books out, working on my fourth. I also write articles for publication on different subjects like art, fashion, outdoors, and other topics.
VIsit his site at http://1-dan-richards.artistwebsites.com
Art from The Soul
Be it word or sculpture in stone
Be it oil on canvas or beautiful tune
It all comes from a place down deep
From the soul’s grand majestic eye
A nightmare in twisted steel
Clay molded by an artist’s hands
A vision is displayed for all to see
A form from the soul of one who sees
Abstract stroke on a sheet of linen
A piece of driftwood carved into a shape
All these things were seen or heard by the soul
Put to view by the loving thought of one who has vision
Art is the opening of the soul’s glorious eye
The way it sees with a distinct vision of what is around
The vision of life or the thought of a dream
It is the vision of all and nothing combined
05/2002 © Pierre Richards
"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." - John Adams
I am a retired social worker from Southeast Texas. I love photography, traveling, animals, nature, gardening, and reading mystery novels. I didn’t really get into photography until I retired 4 years ago. So, I spent the first year just learning how to do manual exposure on my Rebel EOS T2i camera. It is mostly just a hobby for me to enjoy during my spare time so I haven’t really put much work into marketing my photography. But now I am working on changing that. I mostly prefer doing nature, landscapes, flowers and animals but I have occasionally ventured outside of these genres just for a challenge. I also love working in photoshop to enhance my photos and enjoy exploring new techniques there that can make my photos more unique. So thanks for taking the time to look at my photos. Hope you enjoy them.