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http://www.petekelly.com/

Working as a Fine Art Photographer for 15 years, I utilise the most modern photographic and printing equipment and the most ancient framing techniques, known as Photographic Encaustic.
My work has been described as 'painting with photography' by compositing and layering photographs digitally and then mounting the image onto board, encasing in Beeswax, mixed with Damar Resin (Tree Sap).

This 'digital creative freedom' allows me to enhance and develop my concepts, compositions and subject matter without losing my initial attraction to the original idea.
The wax coating helps to 'ground' the image in painterly nostalgia and permanence.

I love the idea of using techniques that the Egyptians used and finding those techniques to be relevant in today's…

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  • Joined February 3, 2010

Favorite materials

Giclee Print, Gesso, UV Varnish, Acid Free Glue, Beeswax and Damar Resin

About

http://www.petekelly.com/

Working as a Fine Art Photographer for 15 years, I utilise the most modern photographic and printing equipment and the most ancient framing techniques, known as Photographic Encaustic.
My work has been described as 'painting with photography' by compositing and layering photographs digitally and then mounting the image onto board, encasing in Beeswax, mixed with Damar Resin (Tree Sap).

This 'digital creative freedom' allows me to enhance and develop my concepts, compositions and subject matter without losing my initial attraction to the original idea.
The wax coating helps to 'ground' the image in painterly nostalgia and permanence.

I love the idea of using techniques that the Egyptians used and finding those techniques to be relevant in today's contemporary art world and concerning modern Bees, whose global populations are on the decline.
I try to bring awareness to this in my work and promote the use of Beeswax and keeping Bees.


ARTSTOP Studio is based in an old cotton mill next to a canal in a quaint village called Marple, in Cheshire, England.

Check out some eye candy at: http://www.teeleedesign.com/ this is Tracy, my funky, cool 'other half's' work, who will be coming to Etsy soon!

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