WIZARD | Niki ButcherFlorida © 2018
Photographic Story We were driving along Hwy 29 when we passed an old building with antiques and stuff in it. This statue was outside. I love weird mom & pop places like this and couldn’t resist stopping…thankfully, Clyde stopped. I jumped out of the car and took several shots of the wizard, then walked around inside store. I could have stayed longer, but Clyde isn’t into this kind of thing, so I left with the image I wanted of the wizard. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. 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.