VW WHIMZEY | Niki ButcherSafety Harbor, Florida © 2022
My daughter, Jackie, and I were spending the day being spontaneous when we ran across Whimzeyland in Safety Harbor, Florida. We had so much fun looking at all the crazy and unusual art that folks had created in their front yards! It filled us with joy and laughter. But, this Volkswagen was the very best because it was covered with computer parts! Amazing! 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.