SALT CAY | Niki ButcherBahamas © 1987
Photographic Story Our trip to the Bahamas was filled with wonderful scenery and clear turquoise water. We managed to get to this island before the tourist boats arrived. It felt wonderful to have the whole place to ourselves…then the hordes arrived and the peace was disturbed by the rush of tourists. In the late afternoon, all of the tourist boats stopped and we were alone with the island again…ahhhh peace…. 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.