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 CollectionArtistic
Description This was my cat, Tigger, when he lived in Sugar Mill Gardens, in Port Orange, Florida, before I adopted him, Tigger had been living in the gardens for years, and was getting on in years, and needed a forever home indoors. One month to the day this shot was taken, I brought him home with me where he lived until his death on Christmas Eve, 2012. Tigger was put to sleep peacefully after being diagnosed with advanced lymphoma, and having difficulty breathing. He was the most remarkable animal I've ever known, and will be missed by everyone who knew him. On the day this shot was taken, Tigger knew I was leaving, as they locked the gates at 5 p.m. He let me know just how disappointed he was by turning his back to me and sulking! Even the catnip I brought him, which you can see him lying on, didn't make a difference. By then, Tigger saw me as his person, and seemed depressed whenever I left him. Once he came home with me, he cheered up, and for the four and a half years we lived together, Tigger was comfortable and just a little spoiled! I love him dearly and miss him. This is my favorite photo of him because of the emotional connection between us.
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!