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 Collectionscenics
Description As you can see, the lighthouse at Ponce Inlet, Florida, is set quite a ways inland. Once known as Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce had been a pretty treacherous place to navigate at one time, so in the late 1800's, this lovely lighthouse was erected to keep ships safe. Today, the lighthouse is still functional, but now it's fully automated. Visitors can tour the lighthouse grounds, and see remnants of the past, such as a giant ship's anchor, and different lenses used throughout the years to create the brilliant light you see from the ocean. For a small fee, you can climb the lighthouse stairs to the top, and walk around the catwalk! You'd better be in shape, though, as this lighthouse is a tall one!
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!