Artist Statement – Abstract Digital Photo Paintings

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!


 

Most of my inspiration for “Abstract Digital Photo Paintingscomes from photos I have taken myself.  Photos of great family moments, travel adventures, special events attended and subjects of interest.  These are then used to create abstract digital photo paintings.  They can then be printed off onto canvas or photographic paper.

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 8A "Oaks Day - Feather in Hat" 2008 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 8A “Oaks Day – Feather in Hat” 2008 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson (Ref:  N/C – P/F 1B)

Colour & shape play a major part in creating the abstraction.  I like colour to pop out from the image to ensure the viewer’s attention is achieved. Over riding lining/marking onto the existing image assists in abstracting the photo and helps to redefine the original image.  This process takes the ‘photo story’ from what it was and thus transforming the digital image into an alternative version of itself!

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 10B "Melbourne Show - Candy Poles" 2009 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 10C “Melbourne Show – Candy Poles” 2009 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson (Ref:  H/C – P/F 1B)

I have always enjoyed taking photos of interest and have found this form of creative process another way of using art for therapy.

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 10A - Collage 2008/2009 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 10A – Collage 2008/2009 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson (Ref:  H/C – P/F 1B)

NB:  If you wish to view more – please go to the ‘Abstract Digital Photo Paintings Portfolio‘ drop down tab which will give you the choice of being able to view all abstract digital photo paintings by category.

Abstract Photo Digital Painting No. 11A - Collage 2008/2009 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson

Abstract Photo Digital Painting No. 11A – Collage 2008/2009 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson

 

FOOTNOTE:

The process of painting, painting story writing and digital photo painting has offered me a way of expressing thoughts and emotions which can be difficult to say out loud.  I also came to understanding that art can be a very powerful way of communicating with others.  Therapy via art gave me a voice…

My art therapy journey has been an important part of recent years and still will be an important part in years to come.  I am hoping that by sharing my art therapy journey, will inspire others, to take up art therapy to find their voice – in order to be able to move forward in most difficult of times.  Art Therapy has brought me now to a much better place where I find myself being able to seek joy in each day.  As an ongoing process, I will be blogging about my art therapy journey “moving forward” and expand on how others have used/are using art therapy to assist physical and emotional well-being.  I hope you will join me!

 


© Karen Robinson, March 2014

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!


					

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