Description While the digital painting begins life as one of my original photos taken with my old Pentax K1000 film 35mm SLR the process to alter it is labor-intensive (it's not a photo ran through a filter). The final product looks much more painterly with highly saturated colors than like a photograph. I use both Photoshop and Painter to achieve the final results.
Michelle Bush, Albuquerque Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement My philosophy is that there is a bit of the artist in everyone and that the process of creating is a wonderful way to keep one's sanity - it works for me anyway.
While each digital painting begins life as one of my original photos the process to alter it is labor-intensive (in other words, it's not a photo ran through a filter). This catalog represents several years worth of work. In any case, a computer can't replicate an artist's eye for color and composition; those still have to come from the same place they do in any artist. For me, my computer is just a tool, like a brush or pen.
I have been a graphic designer for close to thirty years. I have been painting watercolors for over twenty-five and taking pictures since I was a kid. My digital art is a fusion of my love for photography and watercolor and I've tried to capture the essence of both.
My husband Greg (an artist in his own right) and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico in order to be close to the incredible art culture of Santa Fe.