Gail Koelln Member Since June 2012 Artist Statement I love digital media, whether it be photography or illustration. In my work, I focus on patterns, color, expression and design, and love to get in close. Animals, nature and architecture are areas of particular interest to me.
As a photographer, I have often found myself drawn to the abstract patterns in nature and landscapes. By moving in close and eliminating distractions, there are lovely patterns, colors and textures that please the eye and sometimes even tease the brain to decipher what it is seeing, like the sun shining through layers of leaves. Sometimes it is not an up-close pattern, but a distant one, such as kayakers on a lake, that can be intriguing.
I have an Associates degree in Illustration from Parsons School of Design and have worked as a computer animator, computer illustrator and desktop publisher. I also have a Master's Degree in Zoology, which reflects my lifelong interest in combining art and science.
Although my current occupations as a Grant Writer and a Life Coach keep me busy, I still enjoy expressing myself through my photography and illustrations.