Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistChris Crowley Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description Woodstorks are not native to my area, and are usually found in the everglades and south FL, which is why I really had no idea WHAT I was looking at when I encountered this enormous, almost prehistoric looking endangered species! For the last few years, woodstorks have been migrating further north in an effort to find food and survive, but they are so rare that many people never get the opportunity to see one. On this day, there were about three of them fishing along the shore of the lake at Big Tree Park in South Daytona, FL. I reported them to the FL wildlife dept. in hopes that they would be able to save them by keeping a close eye on them. Unfortunately, woodstorks have been known to travel over 75 miles in a day in order to find food, so these guys could've been from quite a distance away, and hard to track. I have only seen one since I spotted these.
Chris Crowley, South Daytona Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I have been doing pen and ink work since the 1970's, and eventually developed a style where I used watercolor washes with it. While I liked the results, I wanted more.
In 2006 I got my first digital camera. Once I realized what you could do with post processing on a photograph, I began altering them to become artwork. Now, I alter my artwork to become photos! The resulting mixed media final products are fun for me to do, and have opened a whole new world of creativity and possibility! While I still like both pure art and photography, I love pushing the boundaries of each.
Living in the Central Florida area for most of my life has provided me with beautiful scenery to capture. Whether it be a macro of a flower that is altered into a surreal state, or amping up the colors of a scenic, photography has become a way of life, and so has post processing, which brings out the artistic heart in me. It was just natural to progress from that to digitally altering my hand done art, as well. My style is my own, and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy presenting it to you!