KEY WEST | Niki ButcherFlorida Keys © 1983
Photographic Story There are many wonderful unique houses in Key West, but this one is my favorite. It’s known as the Octagon House. The home was built in 1885 and is one of the many contributing properties in the Key West Historic District. 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.