SANIBEL ISLAND BEACH 2 | Niki ButcherSanibel, FL © 2020
Photographic Story There is something mystical about lying alongside the Gulf of Mexico, watching the storm clouds drifting overhead while listing to the coming and going of the waves kissing the shore. Peace reaches my soul, and I feel at one with the earth and all the beauty it possesses. 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.