BAKERY | Niki ButcherMiami Beach © 1983
Photographic Story This building was a bakery in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. It was painted hospital green when I first saw it. Don’t you think it has all the potential to look like a cake? And so, I choose to paint it pastel colors that would represent a spring time birthday cake. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.