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DOWN UNDER Australia and New Zealand

Issue 50

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may 2021

| digital ar tistr y


04 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E by Pam Henderson

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17- A R T I S T S 27 AC H I E V E M E N T S - Fac ebook Page

P H OTO S H O P A R T I S T R Y

- Living The Photo Ar tistic

by Sebastian Michaels

Life

39 K A R E N WA A LW Y K - Goshawk

40 D E N N I S R I C K A R D - Mor ning Walk

- Shift Art

06 LY N D A R L I N G T O N

- Light Space And Time

- Colour ful

- Fu s i o n A r t s

- Ta l k a t i v e

- Luminosity Exhibition - Meraki Ar tists Exhibition

07 PA U L N E A R Y

28- G E O R G E KO N C Z 29 - C a n Yo u H e a r T h e M u s i c ?

- Melbourne Docklands

08 M A R K PA S S F I E L D

30 K I M R I C C I

- Killing Time

- Wings Of Hope

09 M A U R E E N M A X W E L L 31 B E V T E R AW S K YJ

- Fr u s t r a t i o n - Memories

10 D E N I S E M c D E R M O T T - Control Room

12 B A R B A R A D U D Z I N S K A - Lady With Red Bird - Lady With White Wings

13 M I C H E L L E B A K E R - Pastel Princess - Aging Gracefully

- Macaws

- Walking A lone - Watching Chickens

- Abandoned House - Fr o n t e n e c - Countr y Scene

15 PA M H E N D E R S O N

- Pelicans - M e e t Yo u r A r t i s t

- P o r t r a i t O f A Tu i I I I

- Boat Race

34 J U L I E P O W E L L - Forest Nymph III - Forest Nymph V

- One With Nature

- Chained

- Namibia III

- P o r t r a i t O f A Tu i I I

- Hear Me Roar

MIKE K ANE

- Memories

43- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T H E M A N T KO G E K A R 52

- House On Hill

35 M E AG H A N P R YO R

16 P E N N Y D E J O N G

by Maureen Max well

- Kingfisher

33 J U D I L A P S L E Y M I L L E R

- Willow

CHINESE WHISPERS # 42

- Countr y Lane

- Entranced

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42 A R T I C L E

- U n d e r T h e Tr e e

- Peek A Boo

11 M A R Y K N AG G S

- The Magic Puddle

- Fashion Plate

32 I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F

- Masked

41 R O BY N L A K E M A N

36- J E N N I F E R FAW K E S 37 - P h o n e A Fr i e n d 38 I N G R I D J A KO B S E N - Waiting For The Nex t Per formance

53 H E L E N A K E R S T R O M - Cocky I - Cocky II

54 C O L I N C A M P B E L L - Egypt I - Egypt II

55 A N T H O N Y W E S T - Fr a c t u r e d

56 K E V I N S I M S - Elephant Expedition

- In My Garden

57 M A R G A R E T K A L M S F R O N T C OV E R b y H E M A N T KO G E K A R - Barn In Snow

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- Drug Concerns


58 D E B G A R T L A N D

67 J O H N F K E L LY

- Mask A Day

74 G I TA M A D AY

- O f Former Glor y

59 C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N

68 M I C K R O O N E Y

- Golden Light

- Jetty

- Rowing With Feet

- St Helena

60 A N D R E W H AY S O M

- Diving In

75 D E A N H O H N - Australian Hobby II

76 A L B A M A S S

69 S U E M A S T E R S O N

- Bricolage Modern

- That Look

- Coastal Flyer

- Floral Per fect Pixels

- Sc arlet Honey Eaters

77- A R T I S T S C H A L L E N G E 90 M O N T H LY P H O T O G R A P H I C

70 S H A R Y N R A N K M O R E

61 R O S A P E R R Y

- Fant asy

- Soar

CHALLENGE

- Seeker O f Souls

62 T R AC E Y P E R R I N

By Pam Henderson

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ANN WEHNER

91- A D U A R T I S T S 95 B U S I N E S S

- I Dream Of Shattered Glass

- V int age Faer ie

- End Of An Era

63 K Y E T H O M P S O N - Painted Lady

ADVERTISEMENTS

72 L O U I S E S M I T H

- Online Courses * Julie Powell

- Captive

- Ar t Of Birding Wildlife &

- Betrayal

64- A R T I C L E 66 S O M E P H O T O S H O P by Andrew Haysom

Nature Photography Chal I N S P I R AT I O N

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C AT B E AG L E C R E AT I O N S - Tu l i p F e s t i v a l

lenge 2021 * Judi Lapsley Miller - W a t e r Fr o m A r t * Dean Hohn - Helping Women With En dometriosis * Margaret Kalms

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Fairy Land

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a r t i s t s DOWN UNDER Australia and New Zealand

Welcome everyone as we celebrate a milestone with this our 50th edition of Artists Down Under. It all began back in April 2017 when our first edition kicked off. No one would have thought that our magazine would be so popular and we would have made it this far. A special thank you to Athalie Taylor who had the dream of creating this magazine for our artists, and to all the team in the background, helping to get each edition ready to publish. A very special thank you to our proof reader, Colin Campbell, who has to put up with my silly spelling mistakes each and every month, to Andrew Haysom who kindly dedicates time each month writing his awesome Photoshop Tips, to Trish Hoskins for her amazing interviews with Designers from around the world and to all our very talented artists who without you this magazine would not exist. One other person I know that everyone of our artists would personally like to thank and that is our teacher and mentor, Sebastian Michaels, without you none of this would exist. I hope you enjoy this special milestone edition and I look forward to sharing our artists amazing images in the next fifty editions. Stay safe and take care of each other. Pam

Henderson

Rosa Perry - Washing Day

Backgrounds: Foxy Squirrell Laitha’s Designs - Jai Johnson - White Lane Studio Copyright 2017 ©

Gitama Day - The Changeling

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Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work.


HTTPS://PROPHOTOSHOPARTISTRY.COM

Image by: Evelyn Elwan, Photoshop Artistry Student

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C O LO U R F U L

TA L K AT I V E b y LY N DA R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/lyn-darlington/

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MELBOURNE DOCKL ANDS by PAU L N E A RY

Australia

http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/paul-neary/

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KILLING TIME b y M A R K PA S S F I E L D

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/mark-passfield/

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F R U S T R AT I O N

MEMORIES b y M AU R E E N M A X W E L L

Australia

http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/maureen-maxwell/

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CONTROL ROOM

MASKED by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

https://www.imagesbydenise.net https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/denise-mcdermott/

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ENTR ANCED b y M A RY K N AG G S

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/MaryK-Photographic-Art-145293185640662/ http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/mary-knaggs/

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L A DY W I T H R E D B I R D

L A DY W I T H W H I T E W I N G S by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

https:// www.SmartArtPlace.com

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/barbara-dudzinska/

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PA S T E L P R I N C E S S

AG I N G G R AC E F U L LY by MICHELLE BAKER

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/michelle-baker/

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CHAINED by MIKE K ANE

Australia

https://www.mikekanephotography.com.au/ http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/mike-kane/

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W I L LO W b y PA M H E N D E R S O N

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/pam-henderson/

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MEMORIES by PENNY DE JONG

Australia

http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/penny-de-jong/

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artists down under monthly Achievements 17


artists down under facebook

Colin Killick - The Lantern

page

Maureen Maxwell - The Tower Hemant Kogekar - A Cold Autumn Day

The Artists Down Under Public Facebook page has been set up to allow the artists in the group to showcase their work and to enable them to share promotional information about themselves, e.g. exhbitions, awards etc... You can find the Artists Down Under Public Facebook page at this address; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsDownUnder/ So, if you are an artist in the group, don’t forget to regularly share your work and information here, and to let your friends and family know about the page if they are interested in viewing the latest art and news from the group. If you are a reader of the magazine who does not have access to the page, please click the link above and request to join. When you request to join you will be asked to answer three simple questions that will allow us to determine if you are an eligible artist who may wish to join the group and therefore be able to post on the page, or a member of the public who can view, comment and like the work on the page. It’s a great place to see some great art from this vibrant group every day!

Colin Killick - Winter In Riga

Julie Powell - Protea And Berries

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Clyde Scorgie - The Last Train


Louise Smith - Sail Away

Karen Waalwyk - Summer Mouse

Rosa Perry - Friendship

Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio continue to give gifts as a reward for members of the Artists Down Under group who contribute to the ADU Facebook page by regularly posting their artworks and supporting other members with their comments. Teddi, from Virginia, USA, is well known for her fantastic sets of digital designer backgrounds, masks and all kinds of wonderful elements ready for designers to add to or build a wondrous creation. Teddi Rutshman can be found at

http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop.

The May lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Ingrid Jacobsen Diane Stafford (WhiteLaneStudio) Texture & Overlay Kit - Hemant Kogekar - Mark Passfield

Diane Stafford from Chester, UK, designs Photoshop textures and overlays for photo artists and photographers to use in their digital artworks. Diane has created another special kit just for Artists Down Under for the month of May. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at

https://whitelanestudio.co.uk/biolinks

Meaghan Pryor - Wild Thing Julie Powell - Cosmic Conjuring

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue74-final?fr=sYmFlYjI1ODEw

Congratulations to the following artists for having their images chosen to appear in the International magazine “Living The Photo Artistic Life”. Gitama Day - Raspberry Season (For Tonnie) Julie Powell - Serenity - Emerging Kim Ricci - Woodlands Princess - Squirrel Tales Ilona Abou-Zolof - Still Smiling Meaghan Pryor - Billa Louise Smith - Prince Of The Forest - Madame Butterfly Rosa Perry - Carefree Dean Hohn - White Bellied Sea Eagle Art 3 Barbara Dudzinska - Flying Away Christina Brunton - Golden Light - Helping Mum

Meaghan Pryor - Billa

Julie Powell - Emerging

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Still Smiling

Christina Brunton - Helping Mum

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE

Gitama Day - Raspberry Season (For Tonnie) Barbara Dudzinska - Flying Away

Louise Smith - Madame Butterfly

Kim Ricci - Woodland Princess

Christina Brunton - Golden Light

Kim Ricci - Squirrel Tales

Louise Smith - Prince Of The Forest

Rosa Perry - Carefree

Julie Powell - Serenity

Dean Hohn - White Bellied Sea Eagle Art 3

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shift art

March 2021 Theme

“CREATE A NEW ZODIAC SIGN” https://shiftart.com/shift-art-photoshop-challenge-results-april-2021/

Congratulations goes to Penny De Jong for being the winner of this months Shift Art challenge with her image “Tempus - Thirteenth Sign Of The Zodiac”. Also concratulations goes to Kim Ricci for receiving an Honorable Mention with her image “Fuga” and to Bev Terawskyj and Karen Waalwyk for being noticed with their images.

Penny De Jong - Tempus - Thirteenth Sign Of The Zodiac

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shift art

Kim Ricci - Fuga

Bev Terawskyj - Jaloppe

Karen Waalwyk - The New Zodiac

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light space and time “Figurative” https://www.lightspacetime.art/figurative-art-exhibition-april-2021/

Congratulations to the following artists for their special achievements in the April Light Space & Time competition. Photography & Digital 9th Place Ilona Abou-Zolof - “Waiting For You”

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Waiting For You

Special Merit Christina Brunton - “Film Noir” Julie Powell - “Miracle In Blue”

Special Recognition Ilona Abou-Zolof - “Standing Out” Julie Powell - “Memories Of Tinkerbell”

Christina Brunton - Film Noir

Julie Powell - Memories Of Tinkerbell

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Standing Out

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Julie Powell - Miracle In Blue


fusion arts “Into The Wild” https://www.fusionartps.com/3rd-into-the-wild-art-exhibition-april-15-july-14-2021/

Congratulations goes to Ilona Abou-Zolof for her achievements in the Fusion Art “Into The Wild” exhibition. Ilona received a 2nd Place for her image “Rhino” in the Digital Photo Painting section and was accepted with her other two images, “Hippo” and “Crock”.

Rhino

Hippo

Crock

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whats on

“Luminosity Exhibition 6 May 2021 to 30 May 2021 Strathnairn Arts Centre 90 Stockdill Drive Holt, ACT https://www.strathnairn.com.au/2021-exhibitions/annieparnell2021-tjc6g-4a9mf-nenfw

Congratulations to Margaret Kalms who will be exhibiting her image “Colours Of Endometriosis Pain” at the Strathnairn Arts Centre from 6th May through to 30th May 2021.

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whats on “Meraki Artists Exhibition 10 May 2021 to 16 May 2021 TAP Gallery 259 Riley Street, Surrey Hills, NSW 2010 https://www.merakiartists.net/

Congratulations to Christina Brunton & Ilona Abou-Zolof who will be exhibiting at the TAP Gallery from 10th May through to 16th May 2021.

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CA N YO U H E A R T H E M U S I C ? b y G E O R G E KO N C Z

Australia

http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/george-koncz/

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WINGS OF HOPE by KIM RICCI

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/kim-ricci/

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FA S H I O N P L AT E

KINGFISHER b y B E V T E R AW S K YJ

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/bev-terawskyj/

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PEEK A BOO by ILONA ABOU- ZOLOF

Australia

https://www.zolof.net/ https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/ilona-abou-zolof/

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PORTR AIT OF A TÙÌ II

PORTR AIT OF A TÙÌ III by J U D I L A P S L E Y M I L L E R

New Zealand

https://www.artbyjlm.com/ https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/judi-lapsley-miller/

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FO R E S T N Y M P H I I I

FO R E S T N Y M P H V by JULIE POWELL

Australia

https://www.juliepowellphoto.com/ https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/julie-powell/

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H E A R M E R OA R

O N E W I T H N AT U R E b y M E AG H A N P RYO R

Australia

https://www.theartinspires.com/ http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/meaghan-pryor/

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PHONE A FRIEND by J E N N I F E R FAW K E S

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/Jen-Fawkes-Photography-326371111357378/ https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/jennifer-fawkes/

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WA I T I N G FO R T H E N E X T P E R FO R M A N C E

IN MY GARDEN b y I N G R I D JA KO B S E N

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/ingrid-jakobsen/

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G O S H AW K b y K A R E N WA A LW Y K

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88165766@N05 https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/karen-waalwyk/

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M O R N I N G WA L K by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/dennis-rickard/

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T H E M AG I C P U D D L E b y R O BY N L A K E M A N

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/robyn-lakeman/

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artists DOWN UNDER Australia and New Zealand

DIGITAL ARTISTS GROUP A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF PHOTO ARTISTS

CHINESE WHISPERS #42 “THE FAIRY BOWER” Apart from the pleasure of working together each month, Pam and I enjoy the challenges, and the freedom, to take these images in any direction we choose. We have no rules, except to use our imaginations and artistic skills. As we celebrate the publication of our 50th edition of the ADU magazine, I’ve realised that Pam and I have been collaborating for 40 of those editions which is yet another achievement within our ADU environment. This collaboration is not something either of us would have anticipated in the early days of our Photo Artistic Journey, but it has given both of us a lot of pleasure. The Fairy Bower represents the safe and happy place that the ADU group is for our artists. We hope you enjoy our efforts too! Maureen

STAGE 1

Pam Henderson

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STAGE 2

Maureen Maxwell


HEM A N T K O G E K A R

M ACAW S

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WA L K I N G A LO N E

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WATC H I N G C H I C K E N S

UNDER THE TREE

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HOUSE ON HILL

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ABANDONED HOUSE

FRONTENEC

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C O U N T RY S C E N E

C O U N T RY L A N E

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NAMIBIA III

P E L I CA N S

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Meet your artist Hemant Kogekar Sydney, NSW Australia

Website : photos.kogekar.com https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/hemant-kogekar/

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Tell us a little about yourself and where you live. I live in the Sydney suburb of Lindfield with my wife. We have been living in Lindfield since 1987. I have always been interested in travel and photography. It was mostly with a range finder camera. I did not know a lot about processing or composition at that time. A few years ago, when looking at a friend’s travel photobook, I noticed that her photos were much better than mine. I realised that I needed to become a better photographer to make my travel photos more memorable. I bought a new Olympus mirrorless camera in 2014 and also joined a couple of local camera clubs. Thus, the photography journey began. Being in a club opened my eyes to good photography. I bought Lightroom, then Photoshop and the learning continued. How did you become interested/get started in Photo Artistry? One of the clubs I belong to is Northside Creative Photography club, however, I was not very creative. I first came across the Black and White photo artistry course about 4 years ago. This opened a whole new way of processing images and presenting art. My initial efforts were limited to the use of textures and other basics. From then on, I moved to the Photo Artistry course and then last year signed up for the Awake course. What inspires you or gives you inspiration to create your art? Before lockdown, travel provided the most inspiration for my photography. We used to travel regularly, and I also did a couple of photo trips. But I often find interesting opportunities during everyday encounters such as walking in the local area, or in the CBD or seeing creations of other artists. I did a course with Pamela Pauline just before the lockdown. I liked what she did with natural elements such as trees, leaves and birds. I did a series of images using these techniques. The Awake course gave me a deeper insight into how other artists put together their images. Also, during lockdown there were many opportunities to see presentations by well known photographers and digital artists. Do you have a certain approach to creating your art? The various courses and photo artistry training has influenced and inspired me. They have showed me new approaches that I could use. I am not set on one approach for my work. I like to try different styles and approaches in my art. I did a series using blur, painterly effects and I am now trying compositions. I do not enjoy early morning hikes to sunrise shoots or have the patience to wait for the special shot. Instead, I like using creativity and some post-processing skills to make the images stand out more. What does your art mean to you? I get great satisfaction when I am able to successfully complete a piece of art. Post retirement, photography has given me a hobby that I can invest as much or as little time as I like. For me, having come from an engineering /technology background, making creative art is quite an exciting challenge. I can see my art improving over the time and I am happy with that.

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Do you think since starting in Photo Artistry it has changed you and if so, how? Since starting my photo artistry journey, I think I have now more freedom and confidence to take risks in creating art. I am more willing to try different techniques or styles. Some are successful and others aren’t. But there is such a wide array of styles, approaches and techniques explained in the courses, that there are always new and exciting possibilities. My work is getting better and has matured. Is there anyone that you draw inspiration from? I take inspiration from many artists and photographers. Wonderful photography is very inspira tional. I am also inspired by what I see other members of the photo clubs and members of Facebook groups create. Where do you see (or hope to see) your art taking you in the future? What are your next steps? I don’t have a special goal for my photography or art. As long as I keep learning and trying something new, I will be satisfied. I want to continue to create art and travel (when the borders open again).

B OAT R AC E

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COCK Y I

COCK Y II by HELEN AKERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/helen-akerstrom/

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E GY P T I

E GY P T I I by COLIN CAMPBELL

Australia

https://colincampbell.myportfolio.com https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/colin-campbell/

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F R AC T U R E D by ANTHONY WEST

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/anthony-west/

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ELEPHANT E XPEDITION by KEVIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/kevin-sims/

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DRUG CONCERNS by MARGARET K ALMS

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/margaret-kalms/

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M A S K A DAY by DEB GARTL AND

Australia

www.gellibrandrivergallery.com.au https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/deb-gartland/

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GOLDEN LIGHT

ROWING WITH FEET by CHRISTINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/christina-brunton/

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C OA S TA L FLY E R

S CA R L E T H O N E Y E AT E R S b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

https://andrewhaysom.myportfolio.com/ https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/andrew-haysom/

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S OA R

SEEKER OF SOULS b y R O S A P E R RY

Australia

https://rosa-perry.myportfolio.com/artwork https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/rosa-perry/

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V I N TAG E FA E R I E by T R AC E Y P E R R I N

New Zealand

https://faerietasticphotography.co.nz/

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PA I N T E D L A DY by K YE THOMPSON

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/kye-thompson/

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a Dr t Oi sWt sN U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION EDIT FADE By Andrew Haysom

The Edit Fade command in Photoshop is particularly useful, and not terribly well known. It is used to adjust (fade) the result of the last operation you performed. For example, you can adjust (fade) the last brush-stroke you performed, or the last filter you applied, or the last image adjustment you made. It basically allows you to change the opacity of that operation from 100% downwards thereby fading the strength of that operation. When using the Edit Fade command to adjust a filter or and adjustment it is equivalent to performing that filter or adjustment on a duplicate layer and adjusting the opacity. I have to admit, the duplicate layer method is my preferred way for the above, but I find Edit Fade very useful when re-touching and also when dodging and burning. When performing these functions, using Edit Fade to adjust the last brush stroke can give very precise results. Sometimes it can be a good technique to slightly overdo the brush-stroke and then fade it back to precisely where you want it. Please note that the Edit Fade command is only available immediately after the operation you want to fade, as soon as you perform another action the opportunity to fade the previous one is lost. To use this command simply choose Fade from the Edit menu (or use the Shift+Cmd+F (Mac) Shift+Ctrl+F (Windows) keystrokes. If the last operation performed is not “fadeable” the menu option will be greyed out, otherwise the operation to be adjusted will be shown in the menu title (see Figure 1).

[Fig 1 – Edit Fade menu]

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (CONT....)

The Fade dialog is shown (see Figure 2). Make sure the Preview check box is ticked so that you can see your adjustment live, then adjust the Opacity slider to the desired amount to get your adjustment just how you want it. Press OK when finished.

[Fig 2 – Fade dialog]

Another very similar capability is available in Photoshop if you choose to apply adjustments and filters to a SmartObject layer. If you do this you will know that the Filters and Adjustments appear underneath the SmartObject. You will notice that each Filter or Adjustment has a small icon to the right of it (see Figure 3).

[Fig 3 – Layer Panel Filter Blending Options]

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (CONT....)

Double-click this icon to open the Blending Options dialog (see Figure 4).

[Fig 4 – Blending Options dialog]

This dialog is almost identical to the Fade dialog. Slide the opacity slider to adjust the effect of the chosen adjustment/filter. That’s it for this article, but I just want to re-iterate that, for me, the most useful and powerful use of these commands is to use Fade on individual brush strokes whilst re-touching or dodging and burning. It gives you very good levels of control. I imagine it may also work well when using the Mixer Brush (but this is something I don’t really use).

Andrew

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O F FO R M E R G LO RY b y J O H N F K E L LY

New Zealand

http://www.rps.org/member/profile/john-kelly https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/john-f-kelly/

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JETTY

ST HELENA by MICK ROONEY

Australia

http://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/mick-rooney/

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T H AT LO O K by SUE MASTERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/ http://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/sue-masterson/

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FA N TA SY by SHARON R ANKMORE

Australia

https://www.artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-4/sharon-rankmore/

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I D R E A M O F S H AT T E R E D G L A S S

END OF AN ER A by A N N W E H N E R

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/ann-wehner/

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CA P T I V E

B E T R AYA L by LOUISE SMITH

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/lksmithphotography/ https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/louise-smith/

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T U L I P F E S T I VA L b y C AT B E AG L E C R E AT I O N S

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-3/lynsey-stirland-mitchell/

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DIVING IN b y G I TA M A DAY

Australia

gitamaday.com/gallery https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/gitama-day/

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AU S T R A L I A N H O B BY I I by DEAN HOHN

Australia

https:// www.facebook.com/Dean-Hohn-Photo-Artistry-247723325687722/

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artist-2/dean-hohn/

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B R I C O L AG E M O D E R N

FLO R A L P E R F E C T P I X E L S by AL BAMASS

Australia

https://artistsdownunder.com.au/artists-1/al-bamass/

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artists down under monthly artistic photographic challenge theme:

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Christina Brunton - Waiting For Hugs

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Pam Henderson - Magical Moments

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Bev Terawskyj - My Family

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John F Kelly - Teddy Bear Buddies

Louise Smith - Story Time Teddies

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Judi Lapsley Miller - Did They Fall Or Were They Pushed?

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Margaret Kalms - Believe In Fairytales

Michelle Baker - Baby Archie

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Karen Waalwyk - Teddy Bear

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Kim Ricci - Ted’s Picnic

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Rosa Perry - Double Trouble

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Maureen Maxwell - My Ancestor

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Gitama Day - My Bear And His

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Jen Fawkes - Lock Down Bears

Snow White, Rose Red

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Ilona Abou-Zolof - Teddy Bear Zarah In The Forest

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Australia and New Zealand

FOREST & BIRD Online Store Bird Art by Judi Lapsley Miller

From Whence Cometh Evil

At What Cost Forever

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WATER FROM ART by Dean Hohn

As many of you will know, my “WHY”, is using my art to support the Care for Africa Foundation to drill fresh water wells in the 6 villages it sup ports in the Tarime District of Tanzania. These villages are off the tourist route and therefore received no form of aid until the Care For Africa Foundation heard about their plight and decided to do something to help. It was the middle of June 2016 when a friend and fellow photographer posted some of her designs on Facebook that the idea of using my art for designs on clothing and scarves hit me. I asked her if she would mind if I copied the idea, of using my art on clothing and she said no. The end of June 2016 I launched my Nuna Collection, with designs originating from my rock art that dated back to the Nuna Era. As a designer I receive a commission of 10% for each piece that is sold and I in turn donate all proceeds to the Care For Africa Foundation. My designs have evolved over time and my latest designs are more contemporary and varied. You can view the collection at

https://tinyurl.com/yc5ar9gw

I also do custom designs and if you would like something created especially for you, you can contact me at dean.hohn@bigpond.com and I will be glad to discuss it with you. The scarves are available in Modal, Cashmere Modal, Cashmere Silk and 100% Cashmere. If you find a design you would like in a fabric other than shown, please contact me and I’ll add it and let you know when it’s available to order. I’m truly grateful for the support I’ve received to date and would appreciate any support you can give me in the future. Dean L Hohn Below are samples of some of my latest designs.

Bird Pattern Statement Bag

Poppies - Cashmere Modal Scarf

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Bee In Paradise - Silk Square Scarf

Yellow Roses - Sheer Wrap

Paradise Bee Clutch

Butterfly Visit Modal Scarf


Helping Women with Endometriosis

Art

by Margaret Kalms

50% of profit donated to endometriosis research When I first heard about endometriosis I felt a deep compassion and need to do what I could to help. Women with endometriosis suffer debilitating pain, disruptive symptoms and often endure multiple operations simply to function normally. Few people are patient when listening to descriptions of pain, symptoms or illness. This can have the effect of silencing people who are ill. My compassion inspires my photoart which I show in presentations to raise awareness. I joined Awake to teach me advanced Photoshop skills, specifically to expand my photoartistic skills to create imaginative and dramatic images. My photoart opens dialogue enabling freer expression of hidden feelings, experiences too private to mention in ordinary conversation. I create photoart inspired by the concerns of women with endometriosis. Several women have said that the process of imaging their suffering has helped them to face their pain and illness. There is immense strength in being heard. I want my photoart to become visual screams!!

26 women with endometriosis have told me about their experiences. They spoke to me about their concerns and collaborated during the photo session. We explored meanings of body, ideas of self and impacts of illness together, agreeing which ideas we would explore photographically. My photos are often carefully arranged, but that doesn’t mean they are fake. They represent the personal truth and experiences of 26 women with endometriosis. These women are remembering and acting out their OWN experiences. They choose their own stance and facial expression. Women with endometriosis are the only people who truly know what endometriosis FEELS like. Unfortunately endometriosis is relatively common; an estimated 1 in 10 women living with endometriosis, being over 175,000,000 women worldwide! And an estimated 500,000 women in Australia! Their experiences are heart-breaking. Regular illness and debilitating pain result in missed education and poor career opportunities leaving them women vulnerable to poverty.

Share ‘EndoWomanArt’ with your friends on social media to raise awareness and money for women’s health! We all need clothes & household goods. Buy yourself a treat or buy a special gift for your friends. Make your shopping count! Remember 50% of profit goes to endometriosis research!

https://www.redbubble.com/ people/EndoWomanArt/shop Follow ‘Life with Endometriosis’:

https://www.facebook.com/ LifeWithEndometriosis See Margaret Kalms photoart, ‘Life with Endometriosis’:

http://www.endowomanart.com

Kalms

Margaret

Women with endometriosis need real medical progress to reduce their suffering. I passionately desire to raise money for endometriosis research so that faster diagnoses are made and more effective treatments are found. To raise money for endometriosis research, I host events and sell products on Redbubble. Recently I gave $3,000 to Canberra Endometriosis Centre!

Bunch Of Butterflies On Grevillea Sweatshirt

Butterflies False Colour Grey Stripes

Bunch Of Butterflies On Grevillea Pencil Case

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WEBSITE:

http://artistsdownunder.com.au/

http://tinyurl.com/artisitsdownunderpublic