Heidi Olson, Anchorage Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I am a digital artist specializing in Nature/Wildlife Photography, 3D-2D digital design and mixed media photography/2D/3D Design. I use many different software programs in my work, including but not exclusively, Poser, Bryce, Deep Paint, PaintShop Pro, Photoshop and other digital and photographic editing software programs. My style of artwork with these programs ranges from photo-realistic to fantastical and abstract. I also work with a fractal program called Apophysis to create some of my abstract works.
I live in Alaska where title "Land of the Midnight Sun" is truly applicable. There is so much beauty practically in my backyard that I don't have to go far to view something spectacular. The wildlife is amazing here. I have yet to see much that lives just a few miles from me in the National parks due to their shy nature. I am looking forward to one day being able to post pictures of Black Bear, Wild Mountain Dall Sheep, Coyote, Owls, Wolves and Lynx. These are animals that are highly elusive even as close to town as some of them are. We have bears that live in city parks, Moose that wander main streets and through backyards and school yards alike. Everyone here seems to respect them and leave them alone for the most part. I try to respect the animal I am photographing, first of all by knowing when to walk away and even give up an amazing shot both for my safety and their comfort. A mad moose is never fun to be around!. It is important to me that I leave them undisturbed for the most part when I photograph them.
Other info about me: I am a SAHM. I enjoy the outdoors very much and learning as much as I can about graphic design. I am in the process of starting my own line of materials for 3D programs and do texture consulting and 3D skinning for a start up 3D computer company called "ShatterdTears" My work can be seen on several sites on the web: including....
http://www.zazzle.com http://www.photographersdirect.com (Search for my name) http://copperheadsart.5gbfree.com (Free resources for Paintshop Pro)
I enjoy what I do immensely and hope you do as well! Thanks for viewing my portfolio and have a wonderful day/evening/night!