Patricia Schnepf, Shoreline, WA Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement Patricia Schnepf is originally from New York City and now lives in Shoreline, Washington after spending nearly 7 wonderful years in Chicago, Illinois. Art has always been her passion, but with limited time to pursue. Recent semi-retirement now enables her to make art her full-time venture.
Digital photography/photographic art is currently her main focus... "I have a strong focus on capturing the beauty and depth of nature and its surrounding elements and the ambiance of city living through digital photography sometimes combining realism with an impressionistic or abstract style in an evolved 'mixed media' art form... I prefer 'mixed media' instead of 'manipulation' since the artwork uses two mediums: digital photography + photographic art techniques using special software. The image is 'manipulated,' but in a way similar to that of applying paint in a particular style, or placing materials on canvas or other surfaces. When I create the artwork the whole image is important including the mood and texture it projects and often includes how the image is reproduced. I incorporate printing on textured paper or canvas to provide this dimensional aspect and feel/mood to my artwork. Sometimes my art goes beyond photography and includes digital paintings or sketching. I show and sell privately and on the internet and have, thus far, nine public showings of some of my work in Chicago, IL (including the Palette & Chisel) and recently in Shoreline, WA."
GREETING CARDS: Select IK images are available as greeting cards. Additional cards and products available on my site www.zazzle.com/GalleryVisage*. ART GIFTS: Original art make fantastic art gifts. Framed cards become portable art ideal for people with limited space for displaying art and for those who love art but have a tiny budget.
ARTIST'S NOTE -- "Thank you IK for naming me a Featured Artist on in 2009 and in September 2011!"EXHIBITIONS - 25+ pieces of my artwork exhibited at the Renaissance Court Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center from 6/1/2012 - 7/8/2012, “Flowers of Impression(ism) [Partially supported by Community Arts Assistance Program grant - City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.]” The exhibition was reviewed in NewcityArt. ⋅ My Galleries are evolving/growing. Any questions, contact me. ⋅All images copyrighted Patricia Schnepf with all rights reserved. Image licensing/managed licensing available. Please contact the artist for details.