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sondra rothwell, Hercules, California, United States
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ARTIST STATEMENT: I enjoy seeking out photographic subjects with an eye toward their successful translation into an abstract work of art. My recent designs combine my interest in photography, digital photography and multimedia.  In my current series, I use numerous travels as inspiration and photographs taken in Dakar Senegal,the Gambia, West Africa and Granville Island, British Columbia. I especially love creating digital images using free-form techniques, rendering light and color, editing and manipulating them with software technology. My work eventually lead me to study Multimedia art and Web editing at East Bay University, which lead to Website development and design. I create interesting digital effects on photographic subjects, texturing or blurring to illustrate movement, an added dynamic to the image. My aim is to depict enough realism in the abstract work to have universal appeal. While I still enjoy the traditional methods of painting from time to time, my current style of work focuses on digitalized development, production standards and techniques-- transferring photographic images in Photoshop, Fireworks and, drawing, colorizing, adding effects and customization for print. Selected works sold at Artist Rising.

BIOGRAPHY: I Live in Northern California East Bay Area and studied at California State University of the East Bay. Influenced by the late Misch Kohn Modern-artist-acclaimed-printmaker, and studied under him at East Bay University, Hayward California. His works appear in more than 100 museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Cantor Center at Stanford University and the Smithsonian Institution Prior to moving to California. I also lived in Brooklyn, New York, and studied at Brooklyn College. While in New York, met Raymond Saunders, Artist and long time professor of Painting at California College of the Arts, Oakland, California and was further influence by his style. Exhibited at various venues in Contra Costa County from 1985 -2001, and recently with Dana King and members of The Art of Living Black in 2012, and ProArt gallery 2013.

Open Studio
7/26/2014
Hercules, , California
United States

Gallery Event
8/23/2014
San Rafael, California
United States
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