I am what they call a 'Textural Photographer', which means I use multiple photographs ( all my own nowadays unless stated! ) to overlay on to my original image and create an atmosphere and story. I often do water colour washes on paper, photograph them, and add them as textural layers....you could call it mixed media! The layers should enhance, not overtake, the original image, and the original image is the most important part!
To capture the essence and character of an animal with a fleeting look, a pose, a shape and form, and show just how precious and rich this world with them in it - that is why I make my pictures.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.