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RT - "Escape Artist"
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Tranquil Shores

Antelope Canyon

Double Arch, Arches NP, Utah - Dec2014

Double Arch, Arches NP, Utah - Dec2014

Red Bud Barn

Desert Oasis

Temple of Isis

Porto Fino

Pirate's Cove

Twilight Light

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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • United States
  • Deviant for 9 years
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My Bio
I've been painting and drawing since I was a kid. I love drawing landscape and seascapes using Primacolor colored pencils. I like to challenge myself with each new artwork by drawing something I’ve never attempted before or using a new technique. Sometimes it works out well and others…well, let’s just say it was a “learning experience.” I call myself an “escape artist” because I draw pictures of places the viewer can “escape” to. If you look at my gallery you can see that common theme throughout all of my artworks.

Two other artistic hobbies are very important to me: photography and digital painting.

Taking pictures has been a passion of mine since my first photography class in high school. Though I've done a few weddings I prefer photographing nature.

As a gift, I recently received a Wacom Intruos5 graphics tablet that came with PS Elements and PS Lightroom. I have been having a lot of fun manipulating photos and learning how to use the many different PS tools. As of yet, I haven’t posted any of my digital artwork because to me they are just ‘experiments’ to learn the basics. I’ve been studying the digital artwork and tutorials of many fantastic artists here on deviantART to improve my PS skills. Hopefully, soon I will have the confidence to actually post what I’ve created thus far.

I really appreciate all those who have viewed my gallery and “faved” some of my artwork. The encouraging comments I have received have motivated me to create more artwork and expand my talents.

Favourite Visual Artist
Thomas Kinkade, Mort Kunstler, Lassen, David Miller, Maija
Favourite Movies
Anything Disney, LOTR, Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice, Star Wars, & Star Trek
Favourite TV Shows
Ummm....I don't watch much TV. Mostly movies on the DVD.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
David Lanz, David Arkenstone, Kevin Kern, Brian Crain, Enya, Jon Schmidt, Yiruma
Favourite Books
Anything historical fiction, suspense, or fantasy
Favourite Writers
Clive Cussler, J.K. Rowling, Bernard Cornwell, J.R.R. Tolken
Tools of the Trade
Colored pencils, ink pen, graphite pencils, and a camera
Other Interests
I want to learn how to take HDR photographs and use Photoshop

I love Fall

I love Fall

I love Fall. The earthy colors, the cool crisp air, the amber and orange leaves, the smell of nutmeg, the taste of anything pumpkin... definitely my time of year.
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I love Fall

I love Fall

  I love Fall. The earthy colors, the cool crisp air, the amber and orange leaves, the smell of nutmeg, the taste of anything pumpkin... definitely my time of year.
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My first Art Show ~ Update

My first Art Show ~ Update

My first art show went very well. Not as many guests showed up as I was expecting but I can understand why. Last Friday night there were a lot of high school graduation ceremonies. Even my daughter was unable to attend my showing because she plays in the band and is required to attend all graduation ceremonies.   I have 27 originals on display in the gallery and 36 prints. I was surprised and pleased that "Tool Shed" sold within the first hour. I was also able to sell ten prints. Hopefully I will sell more since my artwork will be on display till the end of June. My goal right now is not to become a famous artist (though that would be really
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fenifire Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
I'm so happy that you liked my work :happybounce:
:damphyr:
PajunenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav
gigi50Hobbyist Photographer
 :wave: Thanks for watching by Digithalie  :iconsomehugsplz:
Zoomer1958Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, Rob, thanks for faving and for watching!  Cheers from Toronto, Canada.  :happybounce:  La la la la 
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evlenaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Which gorgeous scenery, great job!

Many thanks for adding me to your watchlist!Heart 
HaydaadHobbyist General Artist
Thank you Elena...and you are welcome  :^)
FloreinaHobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch. =)