Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Featured Artist Pedro Cardona

This weeks featured artist is photographer Pedro Cardona, from Minorca, Spain and this is what he had to say to us:

"I started late in the photography world, when, aged 30, I re-discover the interest of showing the world my personal view of all around. I am self-taught, acquiring skills through a constant stream of trial and error, improving day after day and experimenting with new techniques in photo processing. 
Es Castell Menorca
Photoshop is not just a processing software for me, but a real laboratory where chemical products can be changed by brushes and layers, every day something inspiring appears and that’s why an evolution can be seen when viewing my works from the past to the present.
Old Port Mahon
Specialities? There’s not a concrete speciality but the transmission of senses and feelings.  Always something or some one is waiting to be discovered and shown to the world as the artist imagines it, sometimes you get it and some times not, but just that moment of creativity is worth all time you invest in it.  Among my photos you can find landscapes, seascapes, still life or even macro, limit is just a word that's better not to pronounce, nothing can stop creativity except yourself
SS Delphine 
Equipment. I'm Nikonist 100%, but I don't believe machinery is the most important.  A good work is like a cocktail of creativity  50%, sweat 45% and equipment 5%, in any case, most of my lenses are fixed, I don't like zooms. I believe in the phrase of Robert Capa "if your photos are not good enough you're not close enough"
Vintage Bicycle
Colaborations and contests: I've collaborated in many local magazines and newspapers, also in music CD's and book covers, calendars, etc.., but the thing I miss more is the exhibitions, hope next year I'll prepare a new one. Also I have won about 15 local and national photo contest, but I stop participating years ago, I prefer leave that to new photographers.
Favaritx Lighthouse
Social media is very important nowadays, it helps you to become known on the other side of the word, but I still love that moment in the exhibition, when the a spectator  gives you his or her opinion, and, if you're lucky, even you can see a tear appearing just for one second or even an exclamation of surprise
Deep Diver Cyclops Helmet 
Projects: Every ten seconds a new project is born, is just matter of time make it a solid reality, I wish to prepare a new exhibition for next year

Thanks for your time and for give me the opportunity of explain a little bit of my history."

You can view more of Pedro's work at http://www.fotodelux.com
Follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PedroCardonaPhotography/
Or on Twitter @pedrocardonapho


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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Monday, 13 June 2016

Britain from A to Z - M

We start the second half of our A to Z tour of the UK in the very north of Scotland with an image from Mainland, the largest island in the Orkneys, then visit Oxford with two images relating to the city's university heritage and finish with a view across the River Thames in Marlow, Bucks.
Mainland
A view of the beach at Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the Orkney Isles, Scotland. Mainland is the main island of Orkney. Both of Orkney's burghs, Kirkwall and Stromness, lie on the island, which is also the heart of Orkney's ferry and air connections. Seventy-five per cent of Orkney's population live on the island, which is more densely populated than the other islands of the archipelago. 
Magdalen Tower
Magdalen Tower, completed in 1509, is a bell tower that forms part of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Merton Field
Merton Field, a grass playing field north of the main part of Christ Church Meadow and part of Merton College in central Oxford.
Marlow
Marlow, Buckinghamshire on a crisp November afternoon looking across the River Thames.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.





Sunday, 12 June 2016

Featured Artist Barbie Corbett-Newmin

This weeks featured artist is artist and photographer, Barbie Corbett-Newmin.


Barbie Corbett-Newmin has “been an artist” for decades and has sold creative works as an oil painter, water colorist, ceramic artist, copper enameler, and photographer. 
Doors In Bagnoregio
This photo was Special Merit Award winner in the October 2013 Light Space and Time Gallery open online competition. 

Barbie’s passion for travel means her eclectic photography represents a worldwide quest for broadened horizons.
Threatening Sky
Runner Up in Eye on Fine Art Photography magazine's desert Landscape contest and shown in the September 2014 issue. 
Much of her professional graphic arts experience was as an employee or owner of award-winning Detroit advertising agencies. Advertising and marketing was her career throughout the seventies to mid nineties.
Vetements
This original streetscape photo won inclusion in the March 2014 Eye on Fine Art Photography magazine (page 24) in the Mad Hatters & Crazy Chapeaux Contest.
Barbie served on the Board of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, Michigan and taught marketing at the Detroit- area Barbizon School and Oakland Community College.

Now, living in Florida, she is an exhibiting member of the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County, FL, was named their Artist of the Month in May of 2015, and is booked through 2016 in their Art in Public Places Program.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

New Sale!

I am pleased to say that a license of this image of Chamarel Waterfalls in Mauritius has just been sold on 500.px.
Chamarel Waterfalls

The falls are formed by the River St.Denis, and the waterfalls of Chamarel (Cascade Chamarel) have a height of 83m (272ft) and are surrounded by lush vegetation of the Black River Gorges.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, through my galleries, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Click on the image for a license to download it from 500.px

Monday, 6 June 2016

Britain from A to Z - L

For the letter L in our alphabetical journey through the UK, we are looking at three historic buildings in England.
Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Castle showing the Great Hall and the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene with its circular Nave.
The castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the town of the same name in Shropshire, standing on a promontory overlooking the River Teme. The castle was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. During the civil war of the 12th century the castle changed hands several times between the de Lacy's and rival claimants, and was further fortified with a Great Tower and a large outer bailey. In the mid-13th century, it was passed on to Geoffrey de Geneville who rebuilt part of the inner bailey, and the castle played a part in the Second Barons' War. Roger Mortimer acquired the castle in 1301, further extending the internal complex of buildings, and the Mortimer family went on to hold Ludlow for over a century.
Lord Leycester Hospital
The Lord Leycester Hospital is not now, and has never been a medical establishment. The word hospital is used in its ancient sense meaning "a charitable institution for the housing and maintenance of the needy, infirm or aged". In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I it became a place of retirement for old warriors and their wives. So it remains today as an independent charity providing a home for ex-Servicemen and their wives.
Lacock Tithe Barn Interior
Lacock Tithe Barn
The Tithe Barn and the White House in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance. The Tithe Barn, in the heart of the historic village is a limestone barn with a raised-cruck roof and a very long wagon porch. The village, which dates from the 13th century has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.






Sunday, 5 June 2016

Featured Artist Mary Armstrong

This weeks featured artist is Mary Armstrong and this is what she had to say when we spoke to her.


I am so pleased to share some art and hope it brings joy to others. 

Equine art is my specialty. I have loved the movement and beauty of horses since I was a young child. Thus you see horses were among the first subjects I loved to draw. 

As you browse my art you will see other subjects plus drawings which I love to create. You will even see some abstracts which I hope add to my creative efforts. Please feel free to comment via one of my art websites. 

I love to show fluid movement, soft and also strong line and color in most of my art. You might say the colors and lines dance across the paper, board or canvas. 

I’ve had many paintings and drawings receive awards in exhibitions, been sold or be part of a commercial or advertising project during my years as a graphic artist/designer. I’ve exhibited in local and regional shows, gaining awards and honorable mentions. I am also listed with the “Ohio Online Artist’s Registry.” 

You will find me here: Mary Armstrong: Artist Website
and also here: Mary Ogden Armstrong Fine Art or view my blog at: Mary OA art . While I do not get to the blog often, if you have a question or a request I will be sure to answer it. Please do take a look at my facebook art page : Mary Ogden Armstrong, Artist