MMBPhotoGraphics

Sea Turtles, Tropical Birds & Fish, Canvas & Panoramics

Atlantic Beach, Florida On Etsy since 2011

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MMBPhotoGraphics

Sea Turtles, Tropical Birds & Fish, Canvas & Panoramics

Atlantic Beach, Florida | 665 Sales

Announcement    Ready to Hang Canvas - Framed Canvas ... Fine Art Prints - Matted and Framed Prints

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2020

Ready to Hang Canvas - Framed Canvas ... Fine Art Prints - Matted and Framed Prints

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Melinda Bradshaw

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Melinda Bradshaw

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About MMBPhotoGraphics

Sales 665
On Etsy since 2011

Going Beyond Photography

"Digital art is the same as other more traditional art . . . it is just created with a different tool. Art is about the vision of the artist, not the tools that were used to create it."

Photography has always been my first love, having purchased my first camera when I was 11 years old from the proceeds of selling Christmas cards. Switching from darkroom photography to digital over ten years ago has enabled me to combine my love of photography with graphic art.

As a graduate from the School of Visual Arts at Florida State University, I have always felt fortunate to have had a 25 year career as an artist. The majority of those years were spent as a graphic designer and photographer in hospital public relations and marketing, with the balance working for local newspapers.

Now retired, I spend my days creating art from my extensive collection of photographs that I have taken over the years. Interacting with local artists, customers and visitors at the gallery where I am a working artist and participating in a few local art fairs makes for a happy "retirement". (And the extra money makes for great photo shoots like the trip I made to Africa and Istanbul in 2014!) I also teach a continuing education class at the University of North Florida on Photo Art Techniques.


The Process

Bradshaw begins with her own ORIGINAL photographs. Working in Photoshop, she often combines many photographs, creating her own backgrounds and textures then layers them using different filters and processes. For example, sea turtles and fish are photographed in tanks. She extracts the image from the background and layers them on a different background - often ending up with 20 or more layers. Then once everything is placed where she likes the overall image she uses various techniques, filters and programs to take her work “Beyond Photography” creating the finished digital painting.

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  • Melinda Bradshaw

    Owner

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  • Gallery Wrapped Canvas Lab

    Longmont, CO

    Melinda's artwork is printed on artist canvas, wrapped around a solid face to support the canvas and keep it from deforming. Canvases arrive ready-to hang with finished backs, beautiful corners and pre-installed hinged hangers.

  • Fine Art Framing

    Raleigh, NC

    Fine Art Printing and Framing

  • Metal Art Prints

    Longmont, CO

    Melinda's artwork is printed on high definition, sublimatable aluminum sheets with a white base that allows the image’s rich colors to pop with unprecedented vibrancy. Each print is coated with a protective reflective finish bringing an ultra-modern feel walls. Hanging hardware is pre-installed.

  • The Printful

    CA, United States

    Custom Printed Pillows

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