Susan Kronowitz’s Artistry Is Featured At Three South Florida Juried Art Exhibits

Susan Kronowitz, a prolific artist and teacher, has several pieces in juried art exhibits in South Florida at the moment.  The public is welcome to see her works at the Coral Springs Museum of  Art, The Center For Creative Education and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Susan’s creative passion serves as a role model for so many…It is NEVER to LATE to tap into your creative side!  She currently teaches at The Grove  in Boynton Beach  and is available to teach elsewhere ( both group and private classes).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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Susan Kronowitz 

 

ONE   ARTIST:

THREE   JURIED   EXHIBITS:

 

 Coral Springs Museum of Art presents

“Artistic Explorations”  WITVA Juried exhibition

Now through January 7, 2018

 

Tuesday Through Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY AND MONDAY: CLOSED

2855 Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Phone: (954) 340-5000    coralspringsmuseum.org

Center For Creative Education:

“Artistic Dimensions” WITVA Juried Exhibition

Now through January 20, 2018

 

 

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Also Available by Appointment.

425 24th Street     West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5401

Phone 561-805-9927   www.cceflorida.org

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

40th Anniversary Show “ Ruby “

Now through February 13

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901   palmbeachculture.com

 

 

“Reflections” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Anyone who knows Susan Kronowitz knows that Thursday morning is her teaching day, both in her Illinois Del Webb Community and her home in Boynton Beach, FL.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I had many years of experience as a painter and studying the disciplines & methods of art as well as art history,  but no formal teaching education. When the opportunity arose, I was excited and love this new chapter in my life!

 

 

“Berries and Cream” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Susan’s artist mission includes,”The spirit of the place or scene is what I wish to reproduce.  Colors are often altered and painted completely different from what I observe…larger-than-life flowers capture the spirit of the garden in which the actual flowers are growing.  I feel that capturing the fleeing light and its effects, the shadows, is what creates a mood in all paintings.  I was inspired by Monet’s gardens on a trip to Giverny and knew that someday, I too, must paint the gifts of my garden.”

 

 

Floral by Susan Kronowitz

 

Susan shares with us, “I feel completely connected to all of my paintings, as they all began with a photograph of a place where I have visited”.  Traveling extensively opens the possibilities of a series of paintings and inspiration for new pieces of artwork just waiting to be released onto the canvas or paper.  Using the College of Lake County as her studio for over 25 years, Susan has been developing her own individual style, gaining experience and honing her craft.  Her artwork can be found in the permanent collection of CLC.

 

“Fruits” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Many of her students never had the chance to study art when they were younger, as they were all pursuing career. They are like sponges, ready to learn! “My students give me so much energy and it is amazing what they are creating!  The highlight of the year of the Annual Student Afternoon of Fine Art, a professionally presented exhibition showcase for the entire community to see what these students have accomplished in our classes together”.

 

Having studied with so many different art instructors over the years, Susan has developed her own style of teaching. “I give the students  the fundamentals and the first two classes are devoted to this.  We study color theory, mixing of paints and making a color chart.  I show them the basics and give them the space to create.  It is always amazing to see what they accomplish”!

 

“Prairie Voices” by Susan Kronowitz

 

In 2003, “Prairie Voices: A Collection of Student Writing/Art” was published  through the College of Lake County, highlighting Susan’s artistry. The Disappearing Barns of Illinois   “I actually was proud at one time to say that I don’t paint barns, but then they called me”.  Susan started her “Barn series” in response to the many farms being lost to developers in Lake County and the surrounding area.  Her paintings have become a “record of the barns that inhabited the land before the subdivisions that are now the urban landscape”.

 

“Disappearing Illinois Barns” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

 

 

Students share, “From the first day I met her, I knew Susan was the teacher for us.  With her flexible attitude and ability to listen to our needs, each student has embraced painting and discovered abilities they didn’t even realize they possessed”!  May students had never drawn or painted before coming to Susan’s class.  It is remarkable the talent people have hidden within them. Susan teaches and encourages each student with a positive attitude. Through the years, she’s changed direction, depending on the groups’ needs. She invited inspiring artists to speak and arranges field trips to underline the necessity of nurturing while opening a new world to their eyes”.

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Art Work Published

 

 

 

Susan tells us, “The medium of Colored pencil lends itself so nicely to express food such as fruits and vegetables.  The style I developed is a painterly effect, obliterating the pencil mark and making images appear to be painted.  I was beyond thrilled to be included in “The Best Of Colored Pencil 1 and 2”, published by the Colored Pencil Association of America.  Imagine having my image chosen for the outside of The Gift Set of Colored Pencil I & II!

 

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Collection at Vida

 

For Susan’s 70th birthday, her younger daughter compiled a 193 page book, with professional photos, of Susan’s “Creative Lifetime Journey”.   Even as this article publishes, Susan continues to create and find new outlets for her beautiful paintings. Her latest endeavor is a collaboration with the Vida Company, which creates original, inspiring apparel based on Susan’s artwork.  Together, with Vida, Susan has created pillows, scarves, wraps, totes,and fashionable tops, all featuring her original designs.  Susan has received many awards for her artwork and her paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows, and can be found in several public and private collections.  In addition to working in colored pencil and oil painting, Susan brings her unique visual eye to beaded artistry as well.

 

 

For more information about Susan Kronowitz:

susan@kronowitz.com

FineArtAmerica.com/Susan Kronowitz 

Phone:  847 910 3764

Check out my wearable designs at :

http://rwrd.io/muydj4a

 

(Use search for Susan)

https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Susan-Kronowitz-368872723534258/

 

 

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Words Become a Painting with “Alice In Wonderland” Exhibit at A Unique Gallery in Jupiter

Illustrator, Pam Panella shows us that the characters of “Alice in Wonderland” are not just for children! Pam’s SOLO exhibition at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter is sure to please.  A portion of proceeds from sales of Pam’s artwork and the Artists of AAOJ will benefit the Hobe Sound Animal Protection League. The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you at the public reception and shares the details here.

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

Presents

SOLO Exhibit

Pam Panella

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5:30 – 7:30 pm

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center St #8, Jupiter, FL

Open to the Public

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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents    “Alice in Wonderland” a solo exhibit of Illustrations by Artist Pam Panella. The event will be held on Wednesday February 12, from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Pam and the Artists of AAOJ will benefit the Hobe Sound Animal Protection League.   www.HSAPL.org

 

 

 

 

"Alice  and Caterpillar"

“Alice and Caterpillar”

 

Pam tells The Rickie Report, “My exhibit ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a series of illustrations that tell the story. Illustration is a form of art that depicts the written word.  I like to put my research and visions down on paper to make words become a painting.  I chose to illustrate Lewis Carroll’s story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ because the story is so interesting and complex.  It is filled with riddles, math problems, impossible situations, and wonderful characters. My research involved exploring what these characters might look like.  Then I developed them, melding those ideas with my own personal view of people and animals”.

 

 

Illustration by Pam Panella

Illustration by Pam Panella

 

 

“Illustration is a form of art that depicts the written word. The depiction is visualization by the artist and can be done in any form such as drawing, painting, photography, etching or woodblock printing.  Illustrations are artistic images created by the artist that are extracted from the text of poems, stories, fashion, magazines, stamps, technical & medical items. This makes it different than doing a painting that is a visual to the artist. The illustrator must conceive and research the idea of what is trying to be conveyed to the reader.  Original illustrations end up being printed so many people have access to the art work representing the written word.  The illustrations done in medieval time were woodblock prints.  Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press allowed him to add illustrations in the form of woodprints to his books. 1880 became the “Golden Age of Illustration” with the development of mass market papers, magazines and books. It continues the same way today but, with the help of the computer research is made easier”, Pam explains.

 

 

"Hare & Mouse"

“Hare & Mouse”

 

 

Pam clarifies, “John Tenniel was Lewis Carroll’s illustrator and his medium was pen & ink. He would create many versions of his drawings until he liked his final composition and then would send it to be printed.  My medium of choice is watercolor because of the transparent quality, fluid movement and its acceptance of different techniques. After the drawings are complete, then it is time to add the color to finalize the process.  I hope that everyone will enjoy my version of ‘Alice in Wonderland'”.

 

Pam Panella

Pam Panella

 

 

 

“When doing a regular painting I choose to paint a variety of different subjects from places to which we have traveled or subjects close to home. When I spot something that strikes my fancy, it will end up on paper. I use watercolors most of the time because they are spontaneous, transparent and can be used in many different techniques. Careful attention is given to the compositions and an intricate process of drawing precedes the use of color.  Most of my exhibits have been in galleries, corporate offices and outdoor shows in the Northeast and Florida. Summers are spent in my North Eastham Studio and Winters are spent in Florida,” says Pam.   The Rickie Report knows we are lucky to have Pam here, to share her wonderful paintings!

 

To see more of Pam’s work go www.artistsassociationofjupiter.net

 

The Hobe Sound Animal Protection League is dedicated to creating a better world for cats through adoption; spay/neuter services public education.  Established in 2000, Hobe Sound Animal Protection League (HSAPL) is a no-kill feline rescue and adoption organization located in Palm City, Florida. HSAPL operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a better world for cats through adoption, spay/neuter services and public education. HSAPL’s “home base” is The Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary in Palm City, Florida. Here, over 150 cats live free from cages in an open, yet protected, natural environment. The colorful cottages and cat shelters throughout the sanctuary were built by volunteers and custom-designed for kitty comforts. There are plenty of places to climb and explore, and soft spots to nap in the Florida sunshine. Every cat under the care of HSAPL is vaccinated and spayed or neutered, making many of them available for adoption. HSAPL has facilitated an average of 200 cat adoptions each year, creating a happier world, not only for the cats, but also for those who adopt them.  For more information visit  www.HSAPL.org  or call Pauline Golver, Executive Director at 772-463-7386

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.net    For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.net

 

 

 

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Joseph Ferris Presents Ideal Valentine’s Day Gifts at 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

The 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Original Handmade Crafts & Unique Affordable Items = Distinctive Memorable Gifts.  Joseph Ferris, a metal artist, is being featured.  The Rickie Report knows his colorful and distinctive work will make decisions tough!  More details about the Festival and Joseph’s art are in this article.

 

 

17th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

 

 

February 1st  &  2nd , Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue

Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

"Black, Red, White" by Joseph Ferris

“Black, Red, White” by Joseph Ferris

 

The finest crafters in the country will converge upon Downtown Delray Beach with their newest work and a wide selection of original handcrafted items, sure to entice those looking for unique Valentine’s Day gifts.  This eclectic display will feature a full spectrum of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, stained glass and much more.  The prices are set to suit all budgets. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

"Primary Abstract" Framed

“Primary Abstract” Framed

 

 

The artists and crafters will line their booths along 4th Avenue, North and South of Atlantic Avenue, creating an outdoor gallery style exhibit. They will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their art and techniques as well as accept new commissions.  This annual tradition is produced by American Craft Endeavors, Florida’s largest producer of first class craft fairs. The exhibitors have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure diverse art media and quality work.

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival

 

 

There will be a vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass.

 

 

Wall Clock

Wall Clock

 

Joseph Ferris 

 

 

Joseph first began working with metal at the age of 13. His  talents were instantly recognized and his instructor encouraged him to enter a Michigan State Industrial Arts competition. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State  Competition.   Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels.  He went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.   These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today.

 

 

Wall Art

Wall Art

 

 

Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do metal sculptures and furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries.  

 

"B" Framed

 


Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural furniture. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.  Joseph’s outstanding contemporary metal art, metal wall sculptures , and metal art clocks  have won numerous awards for over 20 years.

 

Wall Art

Wall Art

 

 

His art studio is located in Boca Raton, FL because Joseph believes that Palm Beach County offers such beautiful areas to expand an artist creativity.  His garden art and decorative clocks add a beautiful sense of motion  to his sculptured art designs.  His contemporary metal art uses added  depth and dimension often resulting in a hanging sculpture rather than just a flat image. The addition of bright colors in his abstract metal art, artistic clocks and metal sculptures create further visual impact and make his art the perfect for any home or office. The ability to customize  the size and color of his sculptures and contemporary abstract art enable  clients to work directly with Joseph to create that perfect art piece.

 

 

For more information about Joseph’s art work, please visit  http://www.artisticweld.com/  or Call  561-451-3521 or  Cell  561-302-4330  or email him at artisticweld@yahoo.com

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Sheryl Hughes is Featured at 34th Annual Festival of Arts in Deerfield Beach

Sheryl Hughes has been taking photographs for many years and uses those pictures as inspiration for her art work.  You will find her at the 24th Annual Festival of the Arts in Deerfield Beach January 25 & 26th.  Sheryl’s colorful acrylic painting was chosen as the 2014 Festival Poster art! The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.

 

 

 

The Art of

 

Sheryl Hughes

 

 

 

hughes poster final-1

 

 

 

Sheryl Hughes’  favorite hobbies are scuba diving and photography. She especially enjoys taking pictures of Florida’s wildlife.  When you look at her paintings, what truly amazes are the small details…the eyelashes of the elephant,  the whisped veining of the egret feathers, the brightness of the birds and the eyes of the jungle cats.

 

Sheryl Hughes is a native Californian who has in recent years relocated to Florida. She has always had a creative side. After her daughters were grown she began concentrating on painting as an outlet for her creativity.   When Sheryl began painting, she focused on oceans and lighthouses. They were peaceful places where she enjoyed spending time and taking pictures. Then in taking more and more pictures at zoos, wetlands, rice fields, and even backyards she was drawn to birds and wildlife.

 

"Owl"

“Owl”

 

 

The birds in Florida are a wonderful treat to watch and take pictures of. Sheryl can spend hours walking through wetlands, refuges and all the areas we have here that give her a world of opportunities for amazing paintings. Sheryl started traveling to different areas to seek her inspiration. She has travel up and down both the east and west coasts of the US seeking more ideas.

 

 

Turtles and sea life are other wildlife themes close to her heart. As a scuba diver for the last 10 years, Sheryl has traveled around Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico taking underwater photos. The underwater world is so amazing to Sheryl, she loves to share what she experiences with everyone through her art. Her sea turtle paintings are some of her more requested paintings. 

 

 

She has donated paintings to the Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary to help in their fundraising efforts. Several of her painting are on display at the hospital as well. Her paintings can be found in private collections, businesses and schools. She has even been asked to put her art on mailboxes and on dive mask straps. She also created a mural of an underwater scene at a school in California. 

 

 

 

"Snowy Egret"

“Standing Egret”

 

Sheryl’s paintings have taken awards in numerous juried shows and exhibits. Locally, she placed 1st place at Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center. December 2013.  “Standing Egret” was also part of the Fall National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) International Exhibition in 2013

 

 

"Bird and Beaks"

“Bird and Beaks”

 

 

“Birds and Beaks”  was an award winner at the Texas Wildlife Juried Art Show 2011 and has been seen at The Craft Gallery “The Art of Florida” juried exhibition.   Sheryl’s paintings are more than color.  It is the details…especially the eyes.  Sheryl’s ability to capture the essence of the bird or animal is through her canny talent in the eyes.  Sheryl found herself focusing on the eyes,  and says, “I  believe the eyes are the soul of the animal”.

 

 

As such the eyes became the focal point of her paintings. She also loves the colors you find in nature. Her painting “Birds and Beaks” came about because of both these loves. It combines the wonderful colors and eyes of all the birds. Another one of her paintings, “Red-Crested Turaco” was chosen as the cover of the European Studbook For Red-Crested Turaco, for Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, in Cotswold England. This in turn brought it to the attention of people in Angola, Southern Africa. It was used in the campaign to make the Red-Crested Turaco their national bird. 

 

"Elephant Eye"

“Elephant Eye”

 

Sheryl’s “Elephant Eye” was part of the Art Basel “ENDANGERED” Exhibit 2013 and took an award at Texas Wildlife and Animal Juried Art Show the same year.  The Rickie Report is particularly thrilled about Sheryl’s involvement in the “Endangered” Exhibit, because she saw the Call to Artists in The Rickie Report!

 

Sheryl at work

Sheryl at work

 

 

If you miss Sheryl at the Deerfield Beach Show, here is a list of her upcoming shows through July, 2014.    Sheryl enjoys doing art shows around Florida. It gives people a chance to see her art and watch her create some of her pieces. She loves to talk about what she does and the wildlife and marine life that are close to heart. 

 

 

January 25-26, 2014 Deerfield Beach Art Festival Deerfield Beach
January 25–February 28, 2014 Flamingo Fest Juried Exhibit Flamingo Gardens
February 2014 Great Spaces Interior Design Pompano Beach
February 8-9, 2014 11th Annual Locals Art Sow Marathon Keys
February 15-17, 2014 St. Stephens Art Show Coconut Grove
March 1-2, 2014 Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival Sarasota
March 22-23, 2014 26th Annual Festival of the Arts Downtown Naples
April 19-20, 2014 Spring Show Cape Canaveral
May 21 – July 21, 2014 Glass Gallery Pembroke Pines

 

"Leopard"

“Leopard”

 

For more information please Contact   www.facebook.com/sherylhughesgalleries , email  Sherylhughes602@yahoo.com or visit  www.sherylhughes.com  (under construction)

 

 

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Roberta London’s SOLO Exhibit at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

Roberta London has moved from an emerging artist to having a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Pavilion Building.  The show is up until May 1st, so The Rickie Report suggests you take the time to see it now!

Roberta London

SOLO Exhibit

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 S.E. Westmorland Boulevard

Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Wednesdays through Sundays

10 am – 4 pm

 

Exhibit Continues Through May 1st

Roberta London’s SOLO exhibit includes 18 floral photographs printed on canvas.  Why would a Botanical Garden show photographs of flowers and plants?  Because when you see London’s art work, you feel as though you can reach out and touch a real, living piece of nature!

 

Lily By Moonlight

Lily By Moonlight

 

Getting started in photography…and the journey

Roberta tells The Rickie Report, “Practical matters led me to photography.  I was active in my community in a movement to improve the schools, and used still photography and 16mm film (hmmm, that really was quite a long time ago!) to document and advocate for exemplary programs, teachers, classroom approaches.”

 

She goes on to explain her surprise, “Responses to those early works were eye-openers for me. People were so moved by the images and the messages.  I was hooked!  Over the next 15 years I produced films, video and television  programs, all the while concentrating on ways to compose scenes, and mix sound and picture to tell stories that would pack an emotional punch.”

 

She moved moved from New York to Florida in 2006  and ” was dazzled by the landscape and the light, and the flowers that grew everywhere.  It was time to pick up the camera again, this time to focus not on issues but instead on the beauty in my new environment.”

Magnolia Pod

Magnolia Pod

 

Planning out the work…or not…when the creative juices flow…what I hope my work will give to others

London explains, “Most often I work out in the field.  Generally I set off with a particular destination in mind, although I can get pulled in another direction if, on the way, some irresistible scene or tree or flower presents itself.  Then the agenda is scrapped and I tackle the unknown & the unexpected: wind, ever-changing light, backgrounds that look good from the road but not so great up close, insects moving around in the middle of my close-up shot.   And then there are those magical times when it all comes together – light, color, background, luscious blooms, and I look through the lens and my reaction is visceral. Those are the moments when I think ‘something’s happening here,’ and I want that to happen for people when they see my work.”

 

Roberta London on a Photo Shoot

Roberta London on a Photo Shoot

Education/training

Roberta is not formally trained in photography and has learned primarily by “doing” and by studying the works (and words of wisdom) of photographers whose art she admires: Clyde Butcher, Joseph Holmes, Brooks Jensen, Michael Reichmann, Jonathan Silverman, to name just a few.  She says, “The learning process never ends.  And it never should.”

“The guiding principle as I work is my belief that a photograph — a fine art photograph — should set a mood, impart a sense of place, and above all stir one’s emotions.  My approach is not to document the perfect orchid or tulip or lily.  Instead it is to create an image that is rich with atmosphere and emotion.”

 

WaterLily

WaterLily

 

 

The Rickie Report hopes you will go to see Roberta London’s SOLO Exhibition at The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Pavillion Building, 2410 S.E. Westmorland Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. The Gardens hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10AM-4PM.  For more information about the Botanical Gardens call: 772-337-1959 or info@pslbotanicalgardens.org

For more information about Roberta and her work please visit: www.robertalondonphotography.com    phone: 772-287-9690    or rlrphoto@yahoo.com

 

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