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 CollectionAnimals
Description This is a Florida Woodstork- a rare thing to see in my area. The Woodstork has been on the endangered species list, and their natural habitat of south Florida is no longer able to sustain them due to growth and many other factors. Woodstorks have been known to hunt for food as far as 75 miles in one day, and with an enormous wingspan like this, it's not hard to see how they could! Unlike many birds that hunt by sight, Woodstorks stand in the water and use their bills to scoop up their prey. This technique is one of the reasons they are having a lot of problems. They are fascinating animals, almost prehistoric in appearance, and it was a privilege to be able to capture them in photos!
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!