DescriptionThis photo won IL Parks and Recreation. This is a painted version. The state park is one located nearby. It was too hot to fish this day, so the empty boats represented lots of fish that got away.
Patti Gray, Kewanee IL Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement Although I have always had an interest in photography and art, the cost of film processing and time constraints had always been an impediment. Three years ago I purchased a digital camera, and on a weekend scenic drive, won my first photography contest. There have been numerous wins since then including a Best in Show at the Putnam museum. Now my digital camera has permanently rooted itself to my neck, and I take pictures whenever I see aN oppotrunity. My true passion is painting, and while time remains an obstacle, I started painting my photographs digitally in 2007, whenever time permits