Sunday, 29 May 2016

Featured Artist Nadalyn Larsen

This weeks featured artist is photographer Nadalyn Karsen and she had this to say to us.

I am a photographer with an eclectic eye, and I shoot anything that catches my attention, whether a detail of a larger object, a landscape, or street photography. Before entering the fine art photo market, I sold my work on the stock photo market for a number of years and created successful lines of greeting cards based on my Saints and Angels, botanical, Christmas, and Santa Claus collections. 
Deep Canyon First Light
After a series of unfortunate events, I am challenged to take my photos from the seat of a mobility device. In many ways this limits my photo taking opportunities, but in other ways it gives me a different perspective. I have an emotional connection with my art and want those who see my work to feel something too. I recently returned to live in Houston, Texas after many years in Burbank/Los Angeles, California. 
Phragmipedium Court Jester Orchid
My website, Nadalyn Larsen, Fine Art Photography, offers a wide range of subject matter and styles; something for every taste. All works are available as fine art prints, gallery canvas wraps, acrylic and metallic prints and greeting cards. On my website you can choose from a variety of matting and framing options. Many prints are available as throw pillows and tote bags. Each purchase comes with an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee. All work is protected under copyright laws. It is unlawful to copy or use this work without permission from the artist. 
Side Street On The North Side

My Inspiration: "Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." - Andy Warhol 
Ladies Of The French Quarter
You can view more of Nadalyn's work on her website www.nadslens.artistwebsites.com/ 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Starlings Feeding

I posted at the beginning of April that my wife was terminally ill, unfortunately since then she suffered a third brain bleed just over five weeks ago and she is now bedridden and very weak but is in no pain and is eating well. It does mean however that I am now her full time carer as she can not be left alone and have therefore been unable to venture out with my camera.

However we have been having a few warm sunny days recently so I was able to get in the garden and practice my bird photography, with these images of a starling feeding and a juvenile being fed.


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.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Britain from A to Z - J

Today we come to the letter J in our alphabetical tour of Britain and travel from the far north of Scotland right down to the south of England, going via London.
John O'Groats Harbour
John O' Groats lies on Britain's northeastern tip, and is popular with tourists as one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points on the British mainland, with Land's End in Cornwall lying 876 miles (1,410 km) to the southwest.
Jubilee Bridges
A view of the Hungerford Bridge and Jubilee Bridges taken from the London Eye. The Jubilee Bridges are walkways that flank the Hungerford Railway Bridge and were built to celebrate Queen Elizabeths Golden Jubilee.
Jurassic Coast St Oswalds Bay

Jurassic Coast
The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

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, 22 May 2016

Featured Artist Philip Steury

This weeks featured artist is photographer Philip Steury, and this is his story.

I grew up Amish near the small historic town of Grabill, Indiana. As a young boy I spent hours wandering around the woods and fields studying the details of God's creation. 

I have always had a passion for art and creating things. I left the Amish in 2005 and developed an interest in photography. The first camera I purchased was a Canon powershot sd780is. It was a great little camera and I learned a lot about photography with it, but soon realized you could only do so much with a point and shoot. 

I have since upgraded to a Canon 5d mark 2 and have 3 lenses, the canon EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM is my main lens for weddings and landscapes, the canon EF 200mm 1:2.8 L is my main portrait lens, and the canon Macro EF 180mm 1:3.5 L is my go to lens for closeups. 

Although I do shoot weddings on occasion my main interest is macro, landscapes and all things art. I'm also a contributor for Fotolia and Adobe Stock. I currently live in Auburn, Indiana with my wife and 3 beautiful children. 

You can check out Philip's work at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/philip-steury.html

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Britain from A to Z - I

I must admit that I am a little stuck for images with the letter I so today we have two photos of the Isis River in Oxford and two of my favourite insect photos!
Britain A to Z - Isis River
Isis River
Folly Bridge is a stone bridge over the Isis River, now called the River Thames in Oxford, England. The bridge stands at the site of oxen ford where oxen could be driven across the River Isis, the ancient name of the reach of the Thames between Folly Bridge and Iffley Lock. This is the likely derivation of the name Oxford.
Britain A to Z - Isis Lock Bridge
Isis Lock Bridge
Isis Lock Bridge 243 on the Oxford Canal is adjacent to the lock connecting the canal with the River Thames and leads to the end of the canal at Oxford.
Britain A to Z - Insects - Fly
Insects - Fly
Macro of a fly on the petal of a lacewing hydrangea at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire.
Britain A to Z - Insects - Butterfly
Insects - Butterfly
Small Blue Butterfly on the runner bean flowers in my garden in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England.

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.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Featured Artist Karen Rosenblatt

This weeks featured artist is artist and photographer Karen Rosenblatt 

Karen Rosenblatt, a former pianist and teacher, transitioned to Art after a strained finger forced her from the concert stage. Her Dad was a commercial artist/illustrator who had passed on and left her his supplies. She took his signature (“Zuk”) a shortened version of the family name (“Zukoff”) and began her journey.

After studying various mediums she entered her first art show and won First Place in Oils. A new career was born! She also studied Advertising Art and Design at SUNY and began doing pen & ink renderings for real estate ads, magazine illustrations and pet portraits.

Karen has had one-woman shows (most recently at the Downtown Delray Beach Library), exhibits in galleries, museums, outdoor shows and online venues. She has won awards in watercolors, oils, pastels and photography and her work is in collections worldwide.

Memberships include The Delray Art League and The Artist’s Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (Signature Member and past Executive BOD).

Although most of her work is realistic she enjoys adding a bit of humor (realism with a twist). Animals (especially cats) are her favorite subject, and her hope is that people who see her work will be inspired to treat them all with kindness and dignity.


To view or purchase Karen's work, please visit her at :-

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Britain from A to Z - H

We continue our alphabetic journey through Britain, starting in the Orkney Isles to the north of Scotland, down to the seat of British democracy, the Houses of Parliament and finish with a couple of nature images from the beautiful New Forest in Hampshire.
Harbour at St Margaret's Hope
The harbour at St Margaret's Hope on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland, showing the Ferry Terminal.
Houses Of Parliament
View of Houses of Parliament, looking over Westminster Bridge.
Houses Of Parliament
An unusual view of the Houses of Parliament as seen from the London Eye, with Westminster Bridge in the bottom corner.
Hampshire Woods
Woods at Bolderwood in the New Forest, Hampshire, along the Bolderwood Radnor Trail.
Heath Spotted Orchid
A Heath Spotted Orchid, or Moorland Spotted Orchid, in the New Forest, Hampshire.

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.