my artwork ~ Uncommon Everyday Art

Today, September 3, 2011 is the opening day for a photo exhibit that includes my work. (Click here for details.)

 I was asked by the gallery owner to send her something to use as a bio or write up about my work.  And a head shot. So, last weekend Hubby and I dutifully went to my studio aka back yard, set up and took requested “mug shots”.  Now you all know, I love to take pictures.  In front of the camera I am a mess.  But I managed to set up a nice shot, and even sit still for about 72 images … of which found 3 that were usable. I am a terrible subject !! (or overly critical )

This post is really about my photos, but I also wanted to include some kind of explanation as to why I am here, this sounds better than a boring bio or “rap sheet” .  And in the interest of honest journalism / blogging, here is one of the head / mug shots that I did actually like:

S. Andrews, photographer and photo artist

I am a photographer, and a gardener.  I like to tell people that I was born with a camera in one hand and a trowel in the other. These passions of mine were made for each other.  Since my dad gave me a Kodak box camera at age 9, I have been taking photos of what I see, and what I love.  

And I love color, though that is no secret if you have seen any of my photos.  The play of light in the landscape, in a garden.  This is what I love the most about photography.  Capturing the light and keeping it forever in a photo.  Rich tones and saturated colors.  My editing process combined with the metallic prints I offer for sale, these were also made for each other.  

When I began this journey, I was only decorating my own world.  A few years ago I made the switch from hobbyist to artist; I love sharing my work.  The art that I create  comes from years spent with camera in hand, combined with exploring and experimenting with the light and graphic qualities of digital images on the computer.  Everything begins as a photograph. Then I stylize into the art that is Uncommon Everyday Art. 

The gallery that follows represents all the photos in the show that are framed.   I have included a brief story about each image below.

I have many more images printed in smaller versions.  You can view these on my webpage:  www.oregonshar.com, and of course, come out to the show and see the work in person!  I will be at the Artist’s reception at around 6:30 on Saturday, September 10, so come out and see me then.

click on the first thumbnail image to open the gallery and view the photos with captions 

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