EVERGLADES CITY CHURCH | Niki ButcherEverglades City © 2000
Photographic Story I’m proud of the fact that Everglades City, which is more like a small village, has retained so many of their historical buildings. This church is one of the unique pieces of historical architecture. At the time I hand-painted the church it was in need of repair. Since that time they have done a wonderful job of fixing the church. 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.