Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that F.M. Kearney has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 2 weeks in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

F.M. is a professional fine art photographer from New York City, New York.  He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are F.M.'s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

F.M. Kearney’s interest in photography began many years ago when his mother bought him his first camera – a Kodak Keystone 126 Instamatic (which he still owns today). Early subject matter included everything from his pet cat Dexter to various buildings and street scenes around his hometown of New York City. As he got older and his equipment got better, his interests shifted to photographing nature. He took great pleasure in capturing the colorful, natural world through his lens and enhancing it with special effect filters. His professional career began as a freelance photojournalist for a number of local newspapers, but he eventually reverted back to nature, reasoning, “You can only get so creative when shooting the news.” 

His creativity – as well as his passion for bright, vivid colors – is clearly evident in much of his floral work. Some of these photographs are the products of a compilation of as many as six or seven different techniques he’s learned over the years. These techniques range from using a simple black cloth in order to help the subject stand out better; to a complex double or triple exposure to produce soft, romantic glows around the image. He’s recently created a new collection of images that are truly unique. Through software, and a considerable amount of artistic flair, these images straddle the line between photography and Impressionist painting. The final touch is the dew drops, which take on an almost 3-D appearance. 

Although the natural world may always take precedence, his interest in urban landscapes never wavered. Living in a city with some of the most iconic subjects in the world has given him virtually unlimited opportunity to capture amazing cityscapes under the best possible lighting conditions. Just as his natural subjects, most of these images are also enhanced through a variety of special effects – usually digital in nature. 

His work has been exhibited in galleries in Montreal and New York, as well as a fine art museum in Florida. He’s been published in numerous books and magazines, and is currently a member of NANPA (The North American Nature Photography Association) and the columnist of their Field Techniques feature in their monthly eNEWS publication.

Artist Statement:

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with bright, vivid colors. As a child, the rainbow of 64 colors spilling out of a Crayola Crayon box often mesmerized me. Although I had never even heard of most of the colors, I knew their creative potential was great. 

Years later, my interest in coloring shifted to photography – my interest in color, however, remained the same. For a photographer with a passion for color, nature was probably one of the most obvious choices of subject matter. Although I shoot a fair amount of landscapes, I tend to specialize in photos of flowers. Their varied shapes and colors provide endless creative possibilities. 

Much of my work in photography stems from my desire to show things in different and unusual ways. Whenever I read about a new photographic technique, I always like to see how I might improve upon it by tweaking it with my own personal style. Many of my floral images are prime examples. Not only does color play a key role; some images are actually the products of a compilation of as many as six or seven different techniques. The results, I feel, are truly unique. 

Why do I shoot the way I do? When I first began my career in photography, I briefly worked as a photojournalist for various local newspapers. Frequently, I found myself staring at the darker, seamier side of life through my viewfinder. I always had a desire to focus on the beauty, and, of course, the wonderful colors of our natural world – a yearning, if you will, to illustrate the other side of the coin. I guess you could say…my photos are my way of showing that the grass really is greener on the other side.

F.M. Kearney’s website:  www.starlitecollection.com

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery's latest featured artist is Patricia Schnepf and she will now have her photography featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery.  

Patricia Schnepf was born and raised in New York, ventured to Philadelphia and Chicago before moving to Shoreline, WA. She has always loved art since picking up a charcoal pencil at seven years old and sketching her father in his favorite chair and visiting all the art museums and galleries in New York on a regular basis. Patricia studied at various art studios in New York though she is mostly self-taught in photography and photographic art techniques through constant practice, and experimenting.

Art is again Patricia's full-time passion. She worked in the art field for several years as a fashion designer; costume designer in theater; and film production and broadcasting before detouring from her art to tend to personal responsibilities of family and being a single mother.

Photography and photographic art is currently her primary focus and passion. The subjects are spontaneous: sometimes it is the colors, dimensions, textures, or the scene itself. She believes art is to be enjoyed and expansive and focuses on capturing a scene to show the dynamics and sensitivity in a way to stimulate the senses and expand imaginations.

Patricia’s techniques vary according to subject/composition and mood it projects. The special effects are created artistically using special software. Her style, compositions, and use of color is much influenced by her love of nature and impressionist and post-impressionist painters, and Alfred Stieglitz, one of her favorite photographers.

Patricia is fascinated by texture. While some scenes project softness/dramatics/crispness, others are full of textures to be experienced through visual sensations. The type of paper on which the artwork is printed often becomes an integral part of her composition to give a “literal” feel to the image. In formal studio work, she melds lighting techniques with the dynamics of the subject.

Always in a learning mode and experimenting with new techniques, she also paints and sketches which, she believe, helps to add a greater perspective and depth to her photography and photographic art. Patricia’s artwork is exhibited live locally, nationally, internationally, and via the internet; appears in print; and in private collections.  She has won numerous awards and is invited to exhibit her art in New York at the Jadite Gallery, and the Berlin Biennial (Germany) in October of this year.

Patricia’s website is in the process of being updated to reflect her new work: www.patriciaschnepfphotography.com   

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Danielle Austen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s second “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Danielle will have a month long solo art exhibition and will be featured on the gallery’s front page, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Danielle Austen lives in New Jersey, where she is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment. Her work which will be featured in the “Solo Art Series” is “The Tidal Bridge” series which was a photographic study that she worked on while she was the artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park, Maine in 2015.

Danielle will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign and as well in their extensive social media network.  In addition, Danielle will be featured on the gallery’s YouTube channel, with an event catalogue and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1.  Their art.  2.  Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month long solo art exhibitions.  This is the second “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Danielle’s Artist’s Biography, her Artist’s Statement, along with 25 of Danielle‘s images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Danielle’s information and to take a look at her wonderful ‘The Tidal Bridge’ series.

Artist Biography:

Danielle Austen is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment.

Danielle received her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer for seven years before attending the master’s program at the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in photojournalism.

Working for newspapers and magazines, her editorial work has been published locally, regionally and nationally, including “Life’s, The Year in Pictures.” Returning to her fine art roots, she has combined her skills and training and has participated in over three dozen national and international juried exhibits, two group shows and two solo exhibits. She was recently selected to have solo exhibit as part of the “NJ Emerging Artist Series” at the Monmouth Museum in March 2016.

This past year she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and returned for a second time to Acadia National Park in the fall. She previously did other residencies at the Everglades National Park and the Vermont Studio Center where she received a full fellowship.

Danielle has won awards both in her photojournalism and fine art work. In 2013, Danielle was a national winner of Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” photo competition with Director Ron Howard. Celebrity director, Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, chose her winning image to help inspire his short film, “Evermore” which premiered October 2013 in NYC.

In August 2014, she was the co-creator and curator of the“NJ350 Elements” exhibit. In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, this unique juried photography exhibit was created to represent the environment within the environment. Images of New Jersey’s nature and wildlife created by New Jersey photographers were printed on 40”x60” water-resistant satin fabric and displayed outdoors at the Duke Farms Environmental Center in Hillsborough, NJ.

Artist Statement:

We often get lost in the beauty of the majestic vistas, but I believe it is the elements that make up these scenics that are of the greatest value. My nature photography focuses on documenting intimate portraits and unexpected views of the landscape. As a documentary fine artist, I am bound to seek honesty in my subjects and to communicate the spirituality of the moment. I search for what many may see as ordinary and discover the extraordinary.

I have always been drawn to nature. As an outdoorswoman and an environmentalist, it is where I find my peace…specifically around the mystical element of water. There is no life without water…it is the driving force of all nature. There is nothing in the world more flexible and yielding then water. I have been investigating the movement of water through long exposures…exploring the interplay of light, patterns, and tones, and the abstract imagery it creates. The effects can be surreal, and even ethereal. I believe these images are pathways into an unexpected depth of the natural world.

‘The Tidal Bridge’ series was a photographic study that I worked on while I was the artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in 2015. Each day I would cross over the bridge at Mosquito Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula to reach my housing.

I took on the challenge of what I could create within this tunnel of water that flowed under the bridge, focusing purely on the power of the tides, which change 12 feet every 6 hours. The factors involved...the light, the time, the tide, the winds, location of where I stood, and the length of exposure I chose...and how those elements combined could create unique images...and tell a story. The images were not digitally manipulated...the textures, patterns, and colors are true.

www.danielleausten.com

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Dennis Sabo will have a month long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” archive.  Dennis was the Solo Art Series Winning Artist #4 from the initial art competition.

Dennis Sabo lives in Loudon, Tennessee and he is a fine art landscape photographer. He will be featured on the Light Space & Time website, in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. Also, part of his award package is that he is now featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist.  In addition, Dennis will be featured on our YouTube channel, in our event catalogue and on our event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1.  Their art.  2.  Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  All 3 elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the art gallery choosing 4 artists to be featured in 4 individual 1 month solo art exhibitions.

Below is Dennis' Artist’s Biography, his Artist’s Statement and 15 images of his photography.  We hope that you will take the time to read Dennis' information and to take a look at his wonderful landscape photography.

Artist Biography:

Dennis Sabo, a Loudon, TN resident, is an internationally honored photographer specializing in contemporary abstract, landscape, and seascape photography. His award-winning work has appeared in various publications, television, the Internet and institutions, among them National Geographic, NOVA, Hilton Hotels, PBS, Blue Planet. and the book,"Anthology of Appalachian Photographers."

His fine art natural world Metal Print abstracts and landscapes is often sought out by home decor and interior designers and has been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally.

Artist Statement:

“Says Dennis, The art of photography is not taking a shot but transforming a composition into an emotional interaction with the viewer. When I capture an image it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the viewer. Perhaps it is how the subject is bathed in light, perhaps it is the lines of the subject that draws you in, or simply it is an image that you enjoy viewing. With a global community very much focused on environmental impact and fragile ecosystems, my artwork captures natural images and color with a perspective people easily miss.

Exploration begins in the heart of the photographer; bringing a composition for a particular locale or subject to life. My interest is in the natural details; how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature. My goal is to help other people celebrate their love and passion of nature and the natural world through my artwork. A celebration of nature composed of color, textures, and patterns”

Dennis' Website:  www.dsabophoto.com

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