Florene Welebny, Cape Coral Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I received my 1st camera at age 9,spent childhood in calif. and traveling with family all across country and to Mexico & Canada photographing frequently.moved to New york in my teens , got married raised 3 kids and continued travels to Hawaii, Caribbean & Europe. this deepened my love of color & texture. I became an Interior Designer & worked in Visual display.Relocated to Florida in 1990 continued. design work til a major hurricane ended my career ,but started a new one - I rediscovered photography & was able to "break" all the rules wow! a revelation occurred.I,m passionate about color & pushing the envelope as I experiment with using the cameras & accessories in a different manner.
I now have started my favorite phase, as I've discovered how to marry my love of Impressionism with photography,pastels and digital art into a style I call "Contemporary Impressionism" . My favorite artists have always been Cezanne, Manet and of course Monet. I don't think I'll ever tire of this as I have over whelming passion for this style- hope you can get some pleasure from it.