BAHAMA BOAT BUILDER | Niki ButcherNassau, Bahamas © 1987
Photographic Story We were walking around Nassau and came across a boat yard. I had never seen anyone caulking a wooden boat before…there’s so much plastic out there. I decided this was historic, so I took the photo. I love boat yards, there are so many dreams alive in them. 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.