KEY BISCAYNE 1 | Niki ButcherFlorida Keys © 1995
Photographic Story There is something mystical sitting by the sea and looking out over the horizon. It is no wonder the folks from long ago built boats to see what was beyond their vision. I guess we still do that today – always pushing beyond and striving to go beyond what we can perceive. 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.