ROCK SPRINGS 1N | Niki ButcherCentral Florida © 2016
Photographic Story I remember my first canoe trip down one of Florida’s springs. I had been to the Bahamas and seen that salty ocean turquoise water, but never believed that I could see the same thing with fresh water. As we drifted down the spring run I was enthralled with the tropical turquoise water embraced by a lush green forest. It was as though I was in a different world. 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.