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 CollectionGarden
Description Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange, FL boasts some of the most lovely scenes in Central Florida. Here, you can see trees that have existed on these grounds since before the civil war, and get a feel for what it must have been like back in the 1940's-1950's, when it was a theme park called 'Bongoland', and came complete with multitudes of cement dinosaurs, some of which still exist. As you walk down the well worn paths, you still get the feeling that a real dinosaur could jump out at any moment! There is a tranquility, and yet a wildness to this place that rally gets under your skin!
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!