LOGGERHEAD KEY | Niki ButcherDry Tortugas National Park © 2021
Photographic Story We rarely get as far away as the Dry Tortugas, but when we do, we always try to get over to Loggerhead Key. While on that island, we feel like we are at the edge of the earth and can look in any direction and see the horizon. It is truly peaceful. 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.