FAKAHATCHEE WINTER WONDERLAND | Niki ButcherFakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park © 2004
Photographic Story This image was taken along Tamiami Trail. I love driving the ‘trail’… It has all the beauty that I love about south Florida. I feel so much better as I move beyond the rush of society and head out into the wilderness of south Florida. 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.