Description Chicago River - Draw bridge open, and working on the walkways at the edge of the river from barges in the river...Digital Photography / Photorealism with Impressionistic Style in Black and White
Patricia Schnepf, Shoreline, WA Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement I am originally from New York City and now live in Shoreline, Washington after spending nearly 7 wonderful years in Chicago, Illinois. Art is my passion since I was 7 years old, but with limited time to pursue in some of my adult years because of family responsibilities until 2008 when I once again made art a full-time venture.
Digital photography/photographic art is currently my main focus capturing the beauty and depth of nature, life, and living along with the surrounding elements and objects within time and space. I sometimes combine realism with an impressionistic or abstract style in an evolved 'mixed media' art form... I prefer 'mixed media' instead of 'manipulation' -- the artwork uses two mediums: digital photography + photographic art techniques with special software which is similar to applying paint in a particular style or placing materials on canvas or other surfaces. When I create the artwork the whole image is important: the mood and texture it projects and often how the image is reproduced incorporating printing on textured paper or canvas to provide this dimensional aspect and feel/mood to my artwork. I want others drawn into my images in a way which gives a pleasant and sometimes adventurous, or sympathetic feeling, or expands their imagination -- to join in the experience or escape from tangible surroundings.
Sometimes my art goes beyond photography and includes digital paintings or sketching. I show and sell privately worldwide on the internet, at shows, and exhibitions and have, thus far, more than 14 public live showings of some of my work in Chicago, IL (including the Palette & Chisel) and recently in Shoreline, WA and I have won several awards and a grant.
GREETING CARDS: Select IK images are available as greeting cards. Additional cards and products available on my site www.zazzle.com/GalleryVisage*. ART GIFTS: Original art make fantastic art gifts. Framed cards become portable art ideal for people with limited space for displaying art and for those who love art but have a tiny budget.
ARTIST'S NOTE -- "Thank you IK for naming me a Featured Artist on in 2009 and in September 2011!"EXHIBITIONS - 25+ pieces of my artwork exhibited at the Renaissance Court Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center from 6/1/2012 - 7/8/2012, “Flowers of Impression(ism) [Partially supported by Community Arts Assistance Program grant - City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.]” The exhibition was reviewed in NewcityArt. ⋅ My Galleries are evolving/growing. Any questions, contact me. ⋅ All images copyrighted Patricia Schnepf with all rights reserved. Image licensing/managed licensing available. Please contact the artist for details. I am in the process of creating a Portfolio Website (will be live soon) -- the website will link to Imagekind.