HIDDEN SPRING | Niki ButcherNorth Florida © 2021
Photographic Story Northern Florida has more freshwater springs than anywhere in the world. Whenever we get the chance, Clyde and I try to check them out for photography…and also, because they’re beautiful. We got together with friends on a trip to the St. John River area and explored several springs. Our friend led us to this spring that is unknown to anyone but him. It’s tiny and beautiful but has no name, so I’ve given it a name: Hidden Spring. 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.