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Australia and New Zealand

issue 11 - februar y 2018 | digital ar tistr y


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

28 J I M D AW S O N

43 LY N J E N K I N

- Stalker

- T he Colour Of Rust 1

- Serenity In Dreams

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PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY by Sebastian Michaels

08- W H AT ’ S O N / N E W S 11 b y A D U M e m b e r s

- Care For Africa Raf fles - Summer Cash and Carr y

29 R O C H E L L E M A R S H A L L - The Book Of Sapphire - Time Keeper

- Woodchop

- Endometriosis Fundraising

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- Care For Africa Foundation and

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2018 WILDLIFE AND N AT I V E P H O T O G R A P H Y CHALLENGE

THYSJE ARTHUR - Deadline

- Shif tar t

- Ta k e A S e l f i e - Yello w B ir d O f P a r a di s e

32- A R T I C L E 33 P H O T O G R A P H E R

RIGH T S AND A R T L AW IN AU S T R A L I A by Barbara Dudzinska

34 B R O N W Y N K E N M I R - Separation

35 M A R J O R I E L O R D - The Discarded

36 S U E M A P L E S

- Living The Photo Ar tistic Life - Ar t Sold

- Remembering Our Past

- H a l f w a y To N o w h e r e

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SANDY BOLES

- Bridge In Rondo, Spain - Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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COLIN CAMPBELL - Canto 3 - Canto 10

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52 A L I O P P Y

- Braided Falls

- Fly With Me

38- A R T I C L E 41 M A G I C A L R E A L I T Y

- Jayde

- Cheers

DESIGNS

B y Tr i s h H o s k i n

42 S H A R Y N WA L K E R - Painted Flower

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

- C u b s Tr e e W a l k

IN T ERVIE W

- M o n e t ’s G a r d e n

53 M I C H E L L E D R U M M O N D

55 H E L E N A K E R S T R O M

- Tr u e L o v e

26 J A C Q U E L I N E G O S S

- Bio

- End Of The Chevy Line

- Where Is The Glor y

25 J O H A N N A G O U D S B L O M

- My Dreamy Garden

- Abandoned

- S n a i l s Ta l e

- Univers d’ ar tistes - Fusion Ar t

- Metamorphosis

- Fly Like An Eagle

- B la n k Wall G alle r y, At h e n s - Nature Ar t Unlimited

- I’ll Gi ve You A D ai s y A D a y - Au t umn In T he Fr on t Yar d

- Heaven Ar t Galler y

- Light Space & Time

- Looking Out My Back Door

- Santorini

by Judi L apsley Miller

13- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 24 - F a c e b o o k P a g e

45- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T BILL OLDHAM 51 - M y F e e t ’s

- To g e t h e r n e s s

WorldPix.org

- Restored

- I ’m O n I t

- Montage

- E xperience Endo Woman Ar t Parade

44 T R I S H E D WA R D S - Myster y Women

30 D E N N I S R I C K A R D

Exhibition

- T he Colour Of Rust 2

56 G E R A R D W H E L A N - Old World

- Black Bear


57- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T MARGARET K ALMS 63 - Cracking Up

73- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T KYE THOMPSON 79 - Blue T houghts

89- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T J U D I L A P S L E Y- M I L L E R 95 - Abracadabra

- Christmas Bells And But ter fly

- City Girl

- Autumn

- Windmill Dif fraction

- Bush Girl

- Her Majesty

- Ginninderra Birds

- G o i n g To T h e B a l l

- Contented

- Cormorant In The Rain

- Red Rock

- Over The Moon

- Memories

- Red Sand

- I t ’s A b o u t T i m e

- Window Watercolour

- H-River

- Dreams Of Freedom

- Summer But ter fly Fantasy

- 1918 Poen

- Bath T ime In Bella Vista

- Banksia Coccinea

- Farewell

- Whirlybird

- Crumbling House

- Bio

- The Boofheads - Bio

- Bio

64- A R T I C L E 65 A L I C E I N W O N D E R L A N D

80- A R T I C L E 81 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

66 D E A N H O H N

82 E D W I N L E U N G

By Ilona Abou-Zolof & Christina Brunton

- Help Me

- A New Journey

- Luna Park

L AKI ANAGNOSTIS - Swirls

83 A N D R E W H AY S O M - Emu

- Flying Ducks

68 K E V I N S I M S

- Climate Change

- M a g n i f i c e n t Tr e e F r o g

84 S H A R O N R A N K M O R E - Abstract 1

- Forbidden

69 M I C K R O O N E Y

- Vintage 2

85 J U L I A H A R W O O D

- T hrough T he Eye Of God 2

- Vietnam News 2

- L i f e W i t h i n A Tr e e

- Moon Lady 2

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MAUREEN MA XWELL - Ta n t r u m

86 C O L I N K I L L I C K

- S a i n t B a s i l ’s I n S p r i n g

- Wild Dingo Couple

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PA M H E N D E R S O N - Meet Me At Midnight

- St. Kilda Sunset

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BARBAR A DUDZINSK A - A Musical Dream - Tr a n s f o r m e r

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TONY STEPHENSON - Matetsi-Kudu - Ground Hornbill Series 2

96 T R I S H H O S K I N - Wafi Centre

by Andrew Haysom

- In T he Sur f

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INSP IR AT ION

88 H A Z E L B L A K E - Emily 2

- City Block

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A N N L AV I N - C a r d F or You 2 - The Butter fly Ef fect

98 I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F - Single But ter fly - Appreciation

99 L E A N N E M W I L L I A M S - Another World - Love

100 I N G R I D D O U G L A S - T he Demise Of Alice

101 I N E K E C L A R K - Long

- E m u C r e e k S t a t i o n , W. A .

102 A L B A M A S S

- Te l e p o r t e r C h a l l e n g e 1 - Blue Spoll Air

103 L O U I S E C A M P B E L L - H A Tc h e r y

- Rachel 1

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104- A R T I C L E 105 MC RAENAATGI VI NEGGYOOOUDRI ESS TUA SS IHN GO FL I G H TROOM CL ASSIC

121 A N N W E H N E R

- Of Sunset And Sand - Of Feathers And Fibre

127 D I E P T R A N

- A L i t t l e B i r d To l d M e - In My Dream

By Judi L apsley-Miller

106 H E I D E H O F F M A N - S o S o f t M y To u c h

- T he Real Realit y 18

107 LY N D A R L I N G T O N - Evening Visitor

- Beaut y In Nature

108 K A R E N WA A L W Y K - Curiosit y

- Black Necked Stork

109 J U L I E P O W E L L

- S t e a m Tr a i n To N o w h e r e - Butter fly Wishes

110 M E R R A N G Â Û

- West Coast Dreaming - The Photo Bomber

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122 C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N - Angel

- Horses

123 M A R Y K N A G G S

- Through A Glass Darkly - Timels Fleeting

124 O N A B O O R M A N - Quiet Moment

- Soul O f A Gypsy

125 AT H A L I E TAY L O R

- Infrared VL A Building

128 D A L E B O T H A

- African Sunshine - Away With T he Fairies

129 C H R I S T I N E B A R N E S - Emerald Eyes - Rebir th

130 J A C K M C K E N Z I E

- L a k e Ta u p o A L a G u r s k y - Passage Of Light

131 A N T H E A S C O T T E - T he Wall Flower

- Shadows, Stairs And Rails

126 A R T I C L E

FRONT COVER

CHINESE WHISPERS #3

by MICK ROONE Y

by Maureen Max well

- My Love

P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N - Memories Lost - Golden Slipper

112 C A R O LY N J E N S O N - Angels Watch

113- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T V I K I M U R R AY 119 - Silver Linings - Bunya Blue 1 - Bunya Blue 11 - Get Loose - Moments Like These - S e p a r a t e l y To g e t h e r - Bunya Series 1 - Rain Walking A - Rain Walking B - Along The Way - Bio

120 G E O R G E K O N C Z

- A Brilliant Concer t - Gargoyle

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AL BaMass - Tavern


Pam Henderson - Deja Vu

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EDITOR’S MESSAGE February is now upon us, the kids are back at school and the parents are sighing with relief that they made it through another school holiday period and still remotely have their sanity intact. Firstly I need to send out huge congratulations to our Artists for all of their amazing achievements in competitions, exhibitions and art sales. Each month their art just keeps getting better and better and the rewards are proof – well done to you all. This month we celebrate five very talented “Featured Artists”, whose work will simply amaze you. They are Bill Oldham, Margaret Kalms, Kye Thompson, Judi Lapsley Miller and Viki Murray. Judi Lapsley Miller has opened up a new “Art Of Birding, Wildlife and Nature” challenge. This challenge is open to all photographers and digital artists at any level, so pick up your camera and join Judi on a fun and exciting time.

Barbara Dunzinska touches base with the Photographer’s Rights and Art Law in Australia, a most interesting read for all. Trish Hoskin interviews a very talented Designer from MagicalReality Designs, Katherine Zdonczyk, who is celebrating this month her 12th anniversary of being a Designer. Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton delight us with another of their fabulous photo shoots – Alice In Wonderland. Andrew Haysom takes us through another of his informative Photoshop Tutorials, This month he talks about how to “ Transform Again”. Judi Lapsley Miller gives us her ever useful information on something everyone struggles with from time to time, as we all keep gathering our goodies and that is how to “Manage your stash of Creative Goodies in Lightroom”.

Tr i s h H o s k i n - W h i t e R o s e s

The Redlands Fab Four have changed their name to Redlands Digital Artists Group and delight us with another of their collaborations. This month the theme was “Dungeons and Dragons. They are inviting all digital artists from Sebastian’s Group who live in the Redlands or close by to join them in their fun. I hope you enjoy this edition of “Artists Down Under” and our very talented artists as much as I have putting it together for you.

Pam Henderson

Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Foxey Squirrel - Jai Johnson Copyright 2017 ©

Ineke Clark - Abstract 1

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


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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

NEWS

Goat Island

Care for Africa Support the Care for Africa Foundation to raise much needed funds to help drill fresh water wells in the Tanzanian villages. The latest prize is the artwork “Goat Island Morning” (pictured above) by Dean Hohn. The image is a sublimation print on aluminium with an ultra gloss finish and a floating hanger, 20”x30” (511cmx76cm). The image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in support of the Care for Africa Foundation.

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A big congratulations to Wendy Russell who is the winner of the Care For Africa Raffle “Goat Island” that was drawn on the 24th January 2018. Wendy purchased her ticket from the Penguin Creek Gallery, TAS. The winner of the September 2017 Care For Africa Raffle “Water is Life” that was delayed has now been drawn and the winner is Brian Grill from Karratha, WA.


Care for Africa (Cont....) The raffle image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in Melbourne in support of the Care For Africa Foundation. A huge thank you to Marie and Frank for their ongoing support. The raffle image from Jan 25-April 24, 2018 is “Water is Life ll”. The image is a Unique State image and a collaboration between Nigel Lazenby and myself. The image is 20”x30” printed on ultra gloss white coated aluminium with a floating frame. The raffle will be drawn on 24th April 2018. Raffle tickets are available 1 for $5, 3 for $10. Tickets are available from Penguin Creek Gallery in Penguin, Tasmania or by emailing Dean at dean.hohn@bigpond.com. You can also purchase tickets online direct from Care For Africa. Direct deposit into: Care for Africa: BSB: 037608 Acc: 387249 or Email: jennysaunders122@gmail.com Will ship to anywhere in Australia.

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Quill and Camera Ann Wehner Interview http://www.quillandcamera.com/the-ann-wehner-interview/

Jai Guru Deva Om - Across The Universe

Ballet Myth Lady Of The Vortex

Touch Of The Masters Hand

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WHAT’S ON Judi Lapsley Miller

Summer Cash & Carry Exhibition December 19th 2017 - February 13th 2018

New Zealand Academy Of Fine Arts 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington, NZ

Now on at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts - the Summer Cash & Carry exhibition! Opening day 19 December 2017, running through to 13 February 2018. Judi Lapsley Miller is exhibiting two pieces, both first editions, “Abracadabra (kererū)” and “It’s About Time (kākā)”. So many other fabulous pieces too, and loads for bird-art lovers.

Archival fine art prints by Judi Lapsley Miller are now available from four galleries in New Zealand, and direct from her online store: Art by JLM www.artbyjlm.com/prints.html The Mandarin Tree www.themandarintree.nz Edges Art + Framing www.edgesworkshop.co.nz Zealandia EcoSanctuary www.visitzealandia.com New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts store www.nzafa.com

Margaret Kalms

Experience Endo Woman Art March 18th, 2018

Ainslee Football Club 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslee, ACT 2602

On 18 March I’m hosting a function featuring my photoart and a fashion parade with my unique designs from Redbubble. These designs will be modelled so you can see how they look when worn. I’ll also show presentations of my photoart. If you like photoart in this magazine and you can get to Canberra, you’re welcome to come and see my art on a big screen! All money raised goes to endometriosis research.

More details and tickets at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/experience-endowomanart-tickets-42261052947

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Margaret Kalms

Make your shopping count, visit and share: I’ve learnt a lot about pattern design and shape h t t p s : / / w w w . r e d b u b b l e . c o m / p e o p l e / as the designs needed to be adapted to the I’ve recently started to sell my art and designs on EndoWomanArt/shop different aspect ratios of different products. clothing, household goods, laptop and phone cases and even as framed pictures! I’m using my site There are cash prizes; $2,500 first, $1,000 second Click on this link to see the Throw Pillow as a fundraiser for endometriosis research (I’ve and $500 third; plus prize winners get to sell their dedicated 20% of profits). Endometriosis affects 1 products in the Library gift shop! It would be You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices in 10 women worldwide (500,000 in Australia) and terrific publicity by a reputable institution. What and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the can cause debilitating chronic pain. We urgently a great opportunity! same time!! need more funding for research into better, more My design shown here uses an historical botanical effective, non-invasive treatments. illustration by Pietro Andrea Mattioli. It’s available Share EndoWomanArt with your friends or buy a on dozens of products including cloths, laptop unique treat for yourself and your friends. Click here to visit EndoWomanArt covers and mugs. Margaret Kalms Last month I entered a competition which was a collaboration between Redbubble and the State Library of Victoria! We were given images from the library’s historic collection to use on our products. I chose the botanicals which included some interesting Australian flowers, banksias and cassias. You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time because 20% profits go to endometriosis research.

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! INever think for a minute people don’t take notice of your art and what you’re doing. Especially if it’s for a good cause! I got noticed by Mike Goldner, at ArtisanHD, from my ArtBoja page, who in turn told Paul Lynch, the founder of WorldPix.org about the work I was doing with the Care For Africa Foundation, raising funds for drilling fresh water wells. Thank you Mike Goldner for passing my information on to Paul Lynch. It is coming up 12 months ago that Paul first contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining their group, who are doing similar work to what I’m doing for the Care For Africa Foundation, in various locations around the world.

I said yes and filled out the application form, but I didn’t really meet the requirements of their organization because I have never been to Tanzania and therefore couldn’t provide images of the people or animals from the villages we are supporting. Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board to work out how I could fit into their organization. In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org.

result of not having been to Tanzania, the board of WorldPix has been gracious enough to allow me to use my digital art images from around Tasmania, until such time as I’m able to actually visit Tanzania. I thank them for this privilege. You can see my gallery of images at https:// worldpix.org/galleries-2/ Dean Hohn

My dream is to visit the Tarime District of Tanzania and spend time with the villagers and attempt to capture their stories and include them in my gallery. The Care For Africa Foundation, that I am raising funds for is based in Launceston, Tasmania. As a

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Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge

Join Judi on a year-long weekly photography challenge, designed especially for nature and wildlife photographers. Storytelling, wildlife advocacy, and creative/artistic photography is where her heart is, and she hopes to encourage more photographers and photo-artists to not just stop at the perfect wild life picture but to take it further. These weekly challenges will encourage you to think about how your images can be composed and used to advocate for our precious wildlife (story), to hook the viewer in with compelling, creative images (creative), and to increase your technical skills and development (technical). She has created each challenge so that most people can participate, regardless of skill level or where you live in the world (though you will notice a New Zealand bias!). Most challenges can be achieved with just a camera phone. Don’t worry about catching up, just jump in at the current week. Details at https://www.artbyjlm.com/art-of-birding-2018.html

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Andrew Haysom - A Really Really Big Night

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artists down under facebook

page

Maureen Maxwell - Autumn Colours

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/

Ann Wehner - The Eagle Has Landed

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!

Lynn Jenkin - Shapes

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Dale Botha - Whatever Floats Your Boat


Leanne M Williams - Wolf Art

Colin Campbell - Tree Time

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.

December’s lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Jacqueline Goss Dianne Stafford (White Lane Studio’s) texture & Overlay Kit - Karen Waalwyk - Lyn Darlington

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. 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 November. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

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heaven art gallery Heaven Art Gallery was opened in May 2017 and is already a very successful place for international and local artists. The gallery is located in the main art district of Scottsdale, Arizona and is one of a kind due to its unconventionalway of displaying art. Art is displayed on huge digital screens and each screen can display hundreds of artworks.

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Tea Party

Thanks to Sebastian Michaels one of the screens is dedicated to “Awake” artists. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all of us to have our art on display. Once again in December, Artists Down Under had a lot of art accepted for the gallery contests and exhibition. Congratulation to all contest winners and exhibition artists from “Down Under”.

Barbara Dudzinska - Natural Curves

Down Under Artists Competition Winners for January 2018 “Interpretations” Contest & Exhibit Category: Exciting

2nd Place

Barbara Dudzinska - “What Is So Exciting”

Category: Harmony Honorable Mention

Ilona Abou-Zolof - “Elephant Family” Barbara Dudzinska - “Harmony In Numbers”

Category - Natural 2nd Place

Barbara Dudzinska - “Natural Curves”

Barbara Dudzinska - Just Colours

Honorable Mention

Dale Botha - “When One Gate Closes”

Category - Colourful 1st Place

Barbara Dudzinska - “Just Colours”

Honorable Mention

Ilona Abou-Zolof - “Tea Party”

Dale Botha - When One Gate Closes

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heaven art gallery Featured Artists Exhibition

Ilona Abou-Zolof

January 1 - 31, 2018

Family In Paris

Halloween

In The Clouds

Innocent Years

Lady At Church

Merry Christmas

No Confession

Out Of The Dark

Proud And Beautiful

Like A Butterfly

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Light Space and Time All Women Art Exhibition

Overall Category Special Merit

- Margaret Kalms - Berlin Jewish Memorial

Photography and Digital Category

Margaret Kalms - Berlin Jewish Memorial

5th Place - Ilona Abou-Zolof - Smiling Phoebe Honorable Mention - Dale Botha - Life In Tatters - Pip Hume - New Unfurling - Margaret Kalms - Boudoir Story Special Recognition - Ilona Abou-Zolof - Coming Home - Pip Hume - Silvereye

Dale Botha - Life In Tatters

Pip Hume - New Unfurling

Margaret Kalms - Boudoir Story

Pip Hume - Silvereye Ilona Abou-Zolof - Smiling Phoebe

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Ilona Abou-Zolof - Coming Home


Light Space and Time Artist Showcase Feature Lyn Darlington

Congratulations to Lyn Darlington who was selected as one of the top 12 artists in the “Solo Art Series” art competition. Lyn has been awarded an Artist Showcase Feature.

Leaving

Where’s My Mummy

Think We Are Lost, Which Way Is Home

Hard Day

Waiting For My Mum

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shift art Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who were successful in the January “Shift Art” challenge Christine Stevenson - Second Runners Up

Karen Waalwyk - Special Mention

Through The Lens

Within The Vortex

blank wall gallery Street Photography Exhibition

Congratulations to Mary Knaggs for having her image “Where Do You Look” chosen to hang in the Street Photography Exhibition from 12th January 2018 to 25th January 2018

Mary Knaggs - Where Do You Look

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Univers d’ Artistes The Collective Art Magazine

Photo-artistry UdA Awards Congratulations to the following Artists Trish Edwards, Sue Masterton and Ann Lavin

Sue Masterton - Zebras On The Move

Ann Lavin - My Wings Are Fading

Trish Edwards - Rescued

Also Congratulations to Lynn Jenkin and Merran G ÂÛ for being Nominees

Merran G ÂÛ- Let It Go Lynn Jenkin - Euphoria

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nature art unlimited

facebook group

Congratulations to Maureen Maxwell for having her image “From My Herb Garden” chosen as the first winner of the Cover Page of the “Nature Art Unlimited” Facebook Group

Maureen Maxwell - From My Herb Garden

photoshop creative Congratulations to Ann Wehner for having her image published in the January edition of “Photoshop Creative”.

fusion Art

Ann Wehner - Dancing On The Edge

2017 International Photography Exhibition Winner Colin Killick - “Saint Basil’s In Spring”

Colin Killick - Saint Basil’s In Spring

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE Julie Powell - Mother Of Ravens - Choices Christine Stevenson - Surrealism - Walking In The Rain Ann Lavin - Tame - Music Ann Wehner - Sultry Eyes - Ballet Myth Ali Oppy - Dream On - Twilight Rose Dale Botha - Moving Forward - Fishing On The Lake Leanne M Williams - Another Land, Another Time Louise Campbell - Show And Tell - The Crossing Christina Brunton - Victorian Laura - Lord Of The Manor Ilona Abou-Zolof - African Rhino At Sunset - Ship In The Desert Lyn Jenkin - Dreams Of Flight Pam Henderson - At Peace Trish Hoskin - Paris Visit - Cities Diep Tran - Smiling Girl Barbara Dudzinska - Golden Beaury - Wisdom Sue Masterton - Blade’s Got A Gun Sandy Boles - Indian Women - Streets Of India

Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the January Issue of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine, Issue No. 35

Pam Henderson - At Peace

Sandy Boles - Indian Women

Ann Lavin - Tame

Leanne M Williams - Another Land, Another Time

Dale Botha - Moving Forward

Ali Oppy - Twilight Rose

Ann Wehner - Sultry Eyes

Ilona Abou-Zolof - Ship In The Desert

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Art Sold Congratulations to Dean Hohn Dean has recently sold several pieces of art

Skeleton Point Recently sold at the Waubs Bay Gallery in Bicheno, TAS. This piece of art was sold as a 18”x12” (46cmx30cm) matted inkjet print on Hahnemuhle William Turner cotton rag paper. Condor Blue Recently sold at the Gallery Pejean in Launceston, TAS. This piece was sold as a 12”x12” (30cmx30cm) sublimination print on aluminium with an ultra gloss finish with a floating mount.

Hitting The Beach Recently sold at the Penguin Creek Gallery, TAS. This piece was sold as a 12”x 24” (30cm x 60cm) matted inkjet print on Hahnemuhle William Turner cotton rag paper.

Beyond The Autumn Leaves Recently sold to an overseas client in the USA. This piece of art is a Unique State (1/1) sublimination print on aluminium with a high gloss finish and mounted in a black flush mount frame.

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H A L F WAY T O N O W H E R E by JOHANNA GOUDSBLOM

New Zealand

https:// www.assetimagery.zenfolio.com https:// artboja.com/art/13enw6/

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B R I D G E I N R O N D A , S PA I N

S A G R A D A FA M I L I A , B A R C E L O N A by JACQUELINE GOSS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/8c2g41/ http://jacquelinegoss.zenfolio.com/p480324186

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CANTO 3

CANTO 10 by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

ht tps://colincampbell.mypor t folio.com https://artboja.com/art6bq9cj/

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S TA L K E R

SERENIT Y IN DRE AMS b y J I M D AW S O N

Australia

https://www.spiritsoulimages.com.au/

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THE BOOK OF SAPPHIRE

TIME KEEPER by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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WOODCHOP

M O N TA G E by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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DE ADLINE

TOGE THERNESS

by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

https://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/ https://artboja.com/art/wpqa4m/

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

PHOTOGRAPHER’S RIGHTS AND ARTS LAW IN AUSTRALIA Talisman 2

by Barbara Dudzinska

Trademarks, Copyrights, Property & Model Release Editorial & Commercial Use There is a lot of information on the Internet about these subjects. Recently a fantastic article was written by Caroline Julia Moore on Shift Art Page. It’s very comprehensive information for all of us and we all should be aware about the rules. https://shiftart.com/2017/01/05/using-stock-photos-artwork/ I would like to add some information about specific rules in Australia. My article is for your information only and it’s not a legal advice. For street photography and photographer rights in Australia please visit some websites with legal info. Links are provided for your information only.

https://www.artslaw.com.au/info-sheets/info-sheet/street-photographers-rights/ http://legal123.com.au/how-to-guide/legal-guide-photographers/ You can find a lot of free information on this site and some legal documents and forms to use for a fee.

Photographing people in general on a street is not an offence in Australia but there are a lot of other laws that can override a photographer’s freedom. The main issue is what is the purpose of taking these photos.

Private use

Photos taken for your private use in most cases are OK, but the problem starts when you intend to sell your photos in any form on any platform and for any purpose.

Editorial use

Editorial images can be used for News Articles, Non-fiction Books and Documentaries.

Commercial use

When your images are used to make a financial gain or to promote and advertise any products or services you have to have a rights to use every element visible on your image.

People

Photographs with people can be used only for Editorial purposes unless there is a written signed Model release of every recognisable person.

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Buildings, Architectural Elements and Interiors

For Commercial use you should have a property release signed off by relevant authorities, you also should avoid to show any trademarks like names of the shops, streets, buildings, businesses and so on.

Animals

Animals in any Zoo or Wild Life Park in Australia are protected too. To take photographs in these places for commercial use you have to apply for permission.

Botanical Gardens Similar rules apply.

State and Council Rules

In Australia as well as Australian regulations every state has its own regulations for photographers and in many cases local Councils have additional rules too.

Security

With current problems around the world you can face a lot of other problems when taking photographs outside and inside public or private buildings. Building owners and Managers can ask you to stop.

Places where there is no permission to use photos commercially ever (as an example only).

Every city in Australia and overseas has an area or buildings which are out of reach for commercial use. As an example in Sydney, photos of Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour cannot be used commercially. The Shape of Sydney Opera House is prohibited for use in any design.

Your Photographic Activities

Photographers who plan to use tripods in National Parks or any other public places for a longer period of time or in a group of photographers should apply for permission from local National Parks Authorities otherwise they can face fines for creating traffic hazards.

Conclusion

We have to be very careful what we post and if we really have the rights to do so. Check very carefully that all visible elements in a photo or artwork if they don’t breach any rules. Every time when we post our artwork on any site on the Internet it becomes a part of the virtual world where there is no way back. This image will exist forever. When we use images from places which offer “free to use without attribution” images we have to ask ourselves if we have a model or property release for the content of the images. Can prove that we had rights to use this image in a few years time if any problem arises. Was the model or property release obtained by the person who posted these images for us to use? I think this subject is endless and information on the internet is unlimited. We have to use our common sense in the first place and try to enjoy what we do without a worry. All information in this article is for your information only and it’s not a legal advice. Barbara Dudzinska

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S E PA R AT I O N by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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THE DISCARDED

S N A I L S TA L E

by MAR JORIE LORD

Australia

http://artmuse.com.au/ https://facebook.com/ArtMuse.MarjorieLord

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WHERE IS THE GLORY

R E M E M B E R I N G O U R PA S T by SUE MAPLES

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F LY W I T H M E

TRUE LOVE by SANDY BOLES

Australia

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGICALREALITY DESIGNS by Trish Hoskin

Edeena Kit Preview I think by now most of you would be familiar with the phenomena that seems to be sweeping the Digital Design arena known as Katherine Zdonczyk aka MagicalReality Designs. I spoke with Katherine and asked if she would be interviewed for our magazine and she readily agreed.

Katherine Zdonczyk

From a personal point of view, I have come to know Katherine having spent a lot of time looking through the Escape n Scrap site, Facebook and various other social media sites, there seems to been a huge shift in her presence and I would say success in the last 12 months or so. her has there been some specific thing that has led you to make a huge push to progress yourself out there in the world of Digital Designing? Iasked irst, I would like to thank you for including me in the Artist Down Under Magazine, it’s a great pleasure to be part of the Art world. I have been a very Fbecause active designer since February of 2006, I have always been creating lots of content. But you are right! the last few months have been busier for me my youngest entered High school and that gave me more time to do what I love. When both of my kids were in younger grades they required more of my time, now they are 14 and 16 years old and are living in their own world - lol! - like most teenagers do.

you give us a bit of an overview of “Katherine” - i.e. your background and how you actually got into Designing? and what triggered you to see that Could this “Digital Artistry”/kit designing would bring you success versus something else? was born in Poland {Warsaw} and came to Canada at the age of 9. I am a 38-year-old Libra, married 19 years this month and have 2 teenagers Eric and JuIalways lia, ohh and a fur baby that is 7 years old, a King German Shepherd named Codey. I finished school for Police Sciences, Criminology and legal assistant; I had passion for the law. I fell in love with photography during my first year of high school, I had the opportunity to learn and experiment in the dark

room developing photos. When my son was born I purchased my 1st scrapbooking software and started creating a photobook. But that was not enough, I felt like my options were very limited using a simple software. I purchased PaintShop Pro and started to experiment, then I got Photoshop, then I got all upgrades and pretty much everything that is out there, hahaha. I am self-taught with all my programs that I use. I always admired those that were creating content/graphics and thought how cool would it be for me to do that. My hobby became my new passion. The process was not as easy as I thought, I dealt with lots of rejection, but I never gave up! My husband who I’m so grateful for fully supported me and even chose my designer name MagicalReality Designs. I did not know if this is something that would bring me success, but I wanted to give it a chance. For me, creating kits, making something out of nothing, creating art using my own content, seeing others creating stunning art using my designs is the greatest feeling in the world. I can’t imagine doing anything else, I have met some incredible people over the years. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I do.

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGICALREALITY DESIGNS (CONT...) here do you get your inspirations from in your kits? I know that they are always W packed with elements and backgrounds that are often “mythical and fantasy themed”? y main designing style has always been magical/fantasy, but I wanted to learn more M and push myself out of my comfort zone and be able to offer all styles, so there is something for everyone. I always try to push myself to higher limits. I get my inspiration

from everything and anything really, could be watching the leaves falling from the trees, or flowers blooming, rain drops, spider webs or movies. Sometimes we all rush through life so to speak but I believe everything around us is very magical and if we all took some time and looked around we would find inspiration.

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Created from Mighty Sea Under The Sea Kits designing a kit is there a set formula on how you tackle the creation and packaging of it or do you get an idea and just “play” and see where When it takes you? hen I start creating a kit or kits, I usually work on 3 or 4 kits at once, some take couple of months to create, but it usually starts with 1 element. W I use that 1 element as my main focus or idea, kind of like a focal point. Then it goes from there, before I know it I have a huge mega kit that sometimes has to be broken into 2 parts. Now creating previews is a bit of a challenge for me because my kits are really big, and it is hard to showcase all elements on 1 page, so I started doing my previews more like an art piece instead of a preview.

it is still enjoyable to you or you wouldn’t keep coming up with these Oyou?bviously, amazing kits, but how do you tackle getting a “block” and no ideas come to have been a designer since 2006 and honestly, I have not been in that situation Isleep...ha-ha, where I did not know what to make. I have so many ideas that I design in my no seriously I have a sketch pad and a pencil on my night stand because ideas come to me so randomly that I have to put everything on paper or I will forget.

do you manage a young family, being a mum and keeping up the commitHoutowment of producing new work - I am sure to a deadline with getting the product when it needs to be?

City Overlays Set 1 Kit Preview

y kids are very involved with my work, so that makes things easier. They like M to name my kits, take pictures and even give me ideas for my next kits. Both of my kids are very familiar with Photoshop and both seem to enjoy it as much

as I do, my son currently is experimenting with video editing and my daughter has started to design a bit, soon there will be a mini me! hahaha. As far as deadlines go, I am very committed to my designing, other than my family designing is my #1 priority. I’m pretty organized and usually plan ahead.

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGICALREALITY DESIGNS (CONT...) Escape N Scrap are you involved with any other Design sites etc and how Besides did you come to choose Escape N Scrap? I have my own store at Etsy, and sell at a few software companies. I used to Yawayes,havefrom my own Digital store but I realized after couple of years that it took time my designing, and that’s where my heart was. I’m not exactly sure how I started at Escape N Scrap. It’s been so long ago, I think it may have been knowing Julie Mead {the owner of Escape N Scrap}. She’s one of a kind, she is the most amazing, caring, loving, talented person you’ll ever meet, if you know her you know exactly what I mean.

Evelina Kit Preview tool you couldn’t live without for creating your kits if you Whathaveisonethee.g.onefavourite mouse or tablet or stylus pen etc? don’t really have a favourite tool to use because I use and need to use so much Iundo but the one thing with me designing I could never do without is the button - lol! So, there you have it a pretty impressive resume I would say for a busy and talented lady.

Created from Heaven and Earth Kit

Trish Hoskin

Created from Mysterious Times Kit

Created from Heaven and Earth Kit www.e-scapeandscrap.net/boutique/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=113_281

MagicalReality Designs is offering all readers a huge 25% discount off your entire order. Valid for the month of February 2018 only 1 purchase only per customer. Enter code MAGICFEB in the discount section of your shopping cart. Created from Fairies Of The Flower Field Kit

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Created from Ground and Grunge Overlays Kit

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MONE T’S GARDEN

PA I N T E D F L O W E R b y S H A R Y N WA L K E R

Australia

https://www.changeoffocus.com.au https://www.facebook.com/changeoffocus

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THE COLOUR OF RUST 1

THE COLOUR OF RUST 2 b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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RESTORED

MYSTERY WOMEN b y T R I S H E D WA R D S

Australia

https://tinyurl.com/flickr-TrishEdwards

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MY FEE T’S

LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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TA K E A S E L F I E by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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M E TA M O R P H O S I S by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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MY DREAMY GARDEN I went to school in Louisville, Ky where I did a bit of cross country in the fall, swimming in the winter (team mascot rather than skilled swimmer) and hurdles in the spring. I moved on to college in Nashville, Tennessee where, to the dismay of my parents, I majored in guitar and five string banjo. But once I realised what a tough gig it was, I studied enough to become an Injuneer. In 1969 I began to work for Foster Wheeler Energy as a boiler commissioning engineer for the boilers in large power stations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This ended in 1972 when I spat the dummy and moved to Victoria, Australia in the Latrobe Valley. I continued work as a boiler commissioning engineer (Yes, I can spell engineer correctly!). There was a career deciding moment when I was sitting in a bosun’s chair 100 m above the ground trying to take polaroid photos of a damaged roof tube. All this was with no safety harness and the boiler maker standing on me to take the photo since there was no way that I was letting go of the bar in front of me. I returned a few months later after getting a teaching qualification that had me teaching the same guys from SECV operations that I had worked with before. Mind you, they all knew more about how to run a boiler than I did. It was about this time that some body mentioned to me that those that can, then they do. And that was followed by those that can’t become teachers. I could not argue with that. This led to a thirty five year career as a teacher from high school teacher to university lecturer (only lasted twelve months as a fill in). The last three years were spent teaching basic computing skills and intro to Photoshop and InDesign to the international students doing a Foundation Studies program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This was more for getting their skills in English speaking, writing and reading comprehension up to the standard needed to do a degree course. The most frustrating thing about the intro to Photoshop was that it covered a lot of topics but only briefly. Fast forward to my retirement and coming across the ad for Photoshop Artistry from which I got the impression (could be completely wrong!) that Sebastain was saying to me, “I’ll show you how to do only one thing (composite images) and how to do it really well.” Well, I guess the rest of you know how this story goes. Halfway through the PA modules you see a special price for one of the other courses - black and white, iPhoneography, and a few others. Well, with such a reasonable price, and a great deal of anticipated enjoyment you sign for the course. Before you know it you have become a Photoshop addict. You don’t really worry because the cost is low, you have lots of time due to being retired, and you are having a ball! Next you hear the bugle call. Want to sign up for the Awake course? Want to sign up for the KAIZEN course? And don’t forget Susan Tuttle’s iPhone courses! Followed by the chance to send in images to the Photo Artistic Life online magazine. But all the others are so good! My stuff looks terrible. But a few months ago the Artists Down Under magazine was started. And I put some images into it. And then I sent off a few more. And it really did build up my confidence. Thanks to Athalie Taylor as first editor and now to Pam Henderson as the current editor. So here I am writing a bio as one of the featured artists in the February issue of Artists Down Under. Woo hoo! It is now time to move into Plan B where I am selling my first photo. The plan is to drop it off to the Yarragon Station Gallery and get one of my local friends to buy it for me. After that I can honestly say that I am selling picture(s). The downside is having to reimburse my local friend for the amount spent in buying the picture. But I still get unexpected responses where someone is impressed by my work. I no longer regard them as being barmy. I now think of them as being informed art critics. Where to from here? Between the photography (Dave Duchemin’s Compelling Frame), Susan Tuttle’s wonderful iphone courses, the PA challenges and revising all of the information from Sebastian as he adds more and more to his courses, I know that I look forward to every day and try to live the Artistic Life. Thank you Sebastian for putting me on this road and for providng such quality materials from which to learn.

BILL OLDHAM

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B R A I D E D FA L L S

F LY L I K E A N E A G L E by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/Mysticsparrows https://artboja.com/art/lzqpfy/

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ABANDONED

END OF THE CHEVY LINE by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

https://enchanted-reality.blogspot.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/Whimiscal.Imagery/photos/

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J AY D E by SUE MASTERTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/g6gt11/ https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/

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C U B S T R E E WA L K

CHEERS

by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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OLD WORLD

BL ACK BE AR by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

http://gerryspictures.com.au/ https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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M A R G A R ET KA L M S

CR ACKING UP 57


C H R I S T M A S B E L L S A N D B U T T E R F LY

WINDMILL DIFFR ACTION 58


GINNINDERR A BIRDS

CORMOR ANT IN THE R AIN by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ http://ecospiritlife.com.au/

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MEMORIES by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ http://ecospiritlife.com.au/

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BANKSIA COCCINE A by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ http://ecospiritlife.com.au/

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CRUMBLING HOUSE Although I loved drawing as a child, I grew up with parents who thought art was a hobby, not REAL work. I however, take my art seriously. I studied photography at CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology) which gave me technical and studio skills and an eye for detail. In 2016 I joined Sebastian Michaels’ AWAKE course which combines encouraging podcasts, online resources and creative Photoshop techniques with photography, – photoart. These skills are powerful tools for expression and communication. Like any artist, I delve into topics that interest and captivate me. My aim is to communicate my compassion and empathy, excitement and awe. I’m a part of two art groups that challenge members to develop their art by regularly exhibiting in Canberra, Australia. My photos of birds and threatened species were made into greeting cards to raise money for wildlife sanctuaries. As this magazine is about photoart, these ‘straight’ photos are not featured, instead I’ve played with butterflies and bird composites to express my love for God’s creation, ‘Summer Butterfly Fantasy’, ‘Christmas Bells And Butterfly’, ‘Ginninderrra Birds’ and ‘Cormorant In Rain ‘. Art can express things that are difficult to say in words; from abstract ideas, feelings, spirituality, events and documentary. People will look at art even when they would otherwise avoid talking about an issue, therefore art can open up discussions, e.g. ‘Broken Heart’. My photoart always has meaning. I love adding little symbols and nuances to the photos to create a complex image that tells a story, an example is Leonie Pye, who is blind. She has a guide dog to aid in mobility, to help her navigate hazards. ‘One Step At A Time’ was created for an exhibition called ‘Eye of the Beholder’. The guide dog is the one beholding, he has to navigate stairs, roads, trees and other hazards. Art can be therapeutic, giving meaning to difficult circumstances and affirming lived experiences. This builds confidence and self respect. enjoy unusual juxtapositions and love enhancing these in Photoshop. Art can emphasise things that are often overlooked; the textures of an old building, the reflections in windows, the way water distorts things, e.g. ‘Crumbling House’, ‘Memories’ ‘Window Watercolour’ and ‘Windmill Diffraction’. Recently, I’ve become interested in photoart for clothing designs. ‘EndoWomanArt’ on Redbubble has a range of clothing and household goods for sale. Two of my designs (‘Banksia Stripes’ and ‘Tulip Mania’) were awarded ‘Special Merit’ in the “Patterns” competition hosted by “Light, Space and Time” in December 2017, see ‘Banksia Stripes’.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/EndoWomanArt/shop

My designs will be modelled and my photoart will be shown at “Experience EndoWomanArt” at Ainslie Football Club in Canberra on 18 March, details March issue of Artist Down Under. It’s been exciting seeing my photoart published in Artists Down Under and I thank the editorial team for all their hard work putting it together each month. MARGARET KALMS

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton Model and MUA: Effie Lynn

Effie had seen our creative style previously and really liked what we do. About a year ago she had asked us if she could do some photoshoots with us. Since then we collaborate on a regular basis to do photoshoots. Behind The Scenes 1 This time we needed our model, Effie, to be three people: Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Effie had some doubts about doing all three in the one day, but we needed that to happen as we had the Mad Hatter’s tea party set up and we needed Effie to be at the table as the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland on the same day, before we moved the table. This was a fun photoshoot for us. We used a couple of backdrops for this photoshoot. One with the mushrooms and a green screen also. The green screen made it easier to cut out the people and place them in different scenes. We had to know what we wanted from the photo shoot in advance. For example, we needed to have Effie kneel, facing away from us so that we could later have her unlocking a little door as we were going to show her as a giant person after drinking or eating the “growing” potion. We also added the bottle with the label “drink me” for the potion to shrink her. We also needed to know so we could make sure we had the appropriate clothing and props on hand. We purchased the clothes at a reasonable price from eBay. You can see from the before images where the photography stopped, and the magic started. All the images started with one or more photos but on this occasion ended up quite different. We are meeting at least once a month and have a big list of topics to choose from for our photo shoots. If you are interested, please check out our websites: Ilona Abou-Zolof’s website: www.zolof.net and www.ilonaabouzolof.com Christina Brunton’s website: www.christinabrunton.com Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton

Alice Entering Wonderland

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Behind The Scenes 4


Alice And Mat Hatter Meeting The Queen

Golfing With The Queen

Mat Hatter

Behind The Scenes 5

Queen Of Hearts

Queen Of Hearts

Alice Entering Wonderland

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IN THE SURF

L U N A PA R K by DE AN HOHN

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/Dean-Hohn-Photo-Artistry-247723325687722/ ht tp:// artboja.com/art/yw8ic8//

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SWIRLS

F LY I N G D U C K S by L AKI ANAGNOSTIS

Australia

http://www.regencystudio.com.au

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C L I M AT E C H A N G E

FORBIDDEN by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://www.artboja.com/art/fx6wd6/

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VIE TNAM NEWS 2

MOON L ADY 2 by MICK ROONE Y

Australia

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TA N T R U M

WILD DINGO COUPLE by MAUREEN MA XWELL

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M E E T M E AT M I D N I G H T by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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M AT E T S I - K U D U

GROUND HORNBILL SERIES 2 by TONY STEPHENSON

Australia

https://tonystephenson.photoshelter.com/ https://artboja.com/art/v1tzlg/

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BLUE THOUGHTS 73


CIT Y GIRL

by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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BUSH GIRL

GOING TO THE BALL

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RED ROCK

by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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1918 POEM

by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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FA R E W E L L

I was an enthusiastic photography hobbyist, but eventually came to a point where I felt jaded with my output. It was at this time that out of the blue Sebastian’s course Photoshop Artistry and AWAKE appeared. I jumped in head first and for the past year have been experimenting and learning. This has taken me beyond photography, as I knew it, my work attempts to erase the lines between fantasy and reality, to create a new reality that is both familiar and strange, as a parallel world. Yet there is still so very much to learn and discover. I appreciate the online support from both AWAKE members and Down Under members. KYE THOMPSON

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION TRANSFORM AGAIN By Andrew Haysom The Transform Again keystroke in Photoshop can be very useful for creating repeating patterns. For Mac users the Transform Again keystroke is Command+Option+Shift+T, for PC users it is Control+Alt+Shift+T. Let’s look at an example to see what it does. In this example I will use it to create a circular pattern from single brushstrokes, using some fractal brushes.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Create a new document with a solid colour background (I chose white), then create a new blank layer. Activate some guides to mark the centre of the document. The easiest way I find to do this is with the View / New Guide Layout command, choosing 2 rows and 2 columns. On the blank layer I placed a single brushstroke with my first fractal brush. Activate the Move tool and press Command+T (Mac) or Control+T (PC) to get into transform mode. In transform mode you will see the resize handles around the brushstroke as well as a small cross-hair in the middle of the object. This cross-hair indicates the axis of rotation. Because I want to rotate my brushstroke around the centre of the document, I dragged the cross-hair to align it with the centre of the document using the guides. Now I am going to type 30 (degrees) into the angle of rotation field in the options bar. I am choosing 30 because it divides evenly into 360 (a full rotation), so I will end up with 12 of my brush strokes centred around the middle of the document (see figure 1).

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When you click the tick in the option bar, or press the Enter key, the brush stroke will rotate 30 degrees. Now the magic begins. Press the Transform Again keystroke 11 times. Photoshop will create 11 more copies of your brush stroke, evenly spaced, rotated around the centre (see figure 2).


SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..)

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Now I created another blank layer, placed another single stroke of a different fractal brush in red, and then used the Transform Again keystroke a further 11 times to duplicate this new layer (see figure 3).

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Note that when I created the red layers in step 9 I didn’t have to move the rotation point, or specify the 30 degree rotation, I didn’t have to even activate the Move tool, the Transform Again keystroke will just repeat using the same values as the previous time. Obviously if you want to change them, activate the Move tool, enter transform mode and do so.

This useful keystroke is not limited to rotating brush strokes, it can be used on any layer based object, and can be used on any other type of move or transformation – so have an experiment with and see if you can think of any other uses for it. If nothing else it is great for creating patterns that can be used as elements in your work or possibly as backgrounds.

Andrew Haysom

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HELP ME

A NEW JOURNEY by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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EMU

MAGNIFICENT TREE FROG b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/ajhaysom/ https://andrewhaysom.myportfolio.com/

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ABSTR ACT 2

V I N TA G E 1 by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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THROUGH THE EYE OF GOD 2

LIFE WITHIN A TREE by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://www.juliaharwood.com https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af/

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S A I N T B A S I L’ S I N S P R I N G

S T. K I L D A S U N S E T by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

https://driftingleaves.net

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A MUSICAL DRE AM

TR ANSFORMER by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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E M I LY 2

R ACHEL 1 by HAZEL BL AKE

Australia

ht tp://www.hazelblake.com.au/ https://artboja.com/art/bu46pm/

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AUTUMN

HER MA JEST Y

by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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OVER THE MOON 91


IT’S ABOUT TIME

by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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New Zealand


DRE AMS OF FREEDOM 93


B AT H T I M E I N B E L L A V I S TA

W H I R LY B I R D by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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New Zealand


THE BOOFHE ADS My art is inspired by the wildlife and land of Aotearoa-New Zealand, the awesome forces that went into making them (and continue to make them), and the tensions between the pre-human and modern world. I strive through my art to advocate for endangered species and spaces by exploring themes like the tenacity of life in the face of environmental destruction, what it means to be endangered, and the post-human world. Many of my images are inspired from my experiences with volunteering in wildlife conservation projects, especially with my beloved endangered kākā parrots. More recently I have widened my scope to include birds I have met in my travels, including to Australia and Ecuador. Most of the pieces in this issue are from my “Birds of a Feather” series, where the striking and subtle colours of birds are celebrated in a series of painterly portraits, where each bird is already a work of art. But my passion lies in my “Flights of fancy” series where imagination takes over and roles are reversed - what would the curious and intelligent kākā parrots do in a post-human or post-apocalyptic world? “It’s about time” is the latest in this series. Photography is just the first step in my creative process – I digitally blend and mask layers of photographs, graphics, scanned ephemera and textures, lighting and colour adjustments, and digital brushstrokes to form an image that is more painting than photograph. Photo artistry and digital compositing gives me the freedom to expand my viewpoint and delve deep into my imagination. I came to photo artistry by chance, having become frustrated with the limits and rigid rules of wildlife photography that precluded me from telling the intimate stories I could see unfolding around me. After attending a compositing workshop by Shona Jaray, I stumbled upon Sebastian Michael’s online photo-artistic training courses, and completed the year-long professional photo artistry training course “AWAKE” in 2016, and was a member of the advanced “KAIZEN” group in 2017. I am an active member of the Artists Down Under – Australia & New Zealand group, and a member artist of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. I am inspired by and have done many online courses with the imaginative and surrealist photo artists Julieanne Kost and Brooke Shaden. My motivations for taking wildlife photography to the extreme, somewhat surprisingly stems from my training as a professional scientist. From my background in experimental psychology and my volunteer conservation work, I react strongly to the long history of treating animals as soulless automata – an approach that has hindered our understanding of consciousness and cognition, and has led to widescale animal cruelty over millennia. I consider careful application of anthropomorphising to be vital to our understanding of animals as thinking, feeling, creatures. Animals may not think or emote exactly like humans, but anyone who has spent any time with an animal knows that they are conscious beings, worthy of our respect and understanding. Recent studies into animal cognition are showing no bounds in the depth of animal intelligence and awareness – the limitations of our understanding coming more from our own failings in connecting with an intelligence unlike our own. In my images, I expose my interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that I hopes engenders empathy and understanding with other living creatures. My photo artistic work has appeared in the Australian Photography magazine, the Independent Herald newspaper, Somerset Digital, Living the PhotoArtistic Life magazine (multiple issues), and Artists Down Under magazine (multiple issues). Over the last year, I have exhibited in nine group exhibitions and one solo exhibition in New Zealand. In the international arena, I was awarded a Solo Exhibition, and have twice placed 2nd in the photography and digital media category and 4th and 5th in the overall category in Light Space & Time online gallery exhibitions. My straight photography work is used widely for advocacy and education purposes, including for Zealandia Eco Sanctuary, Forest & Bird, NZ Birds Online, Wellington City Council, the Ornithological Society of NZ, and other wildlife and conservation organizations. My prints are available from The Mandarin Tree Art & Concept Store, Edges Art+Framing Gallery, Zealandia EcoSanctuary, The NZ Academy of Fine Arts store, Kotare Art Studio and Gallery in Greytown and online at www.artbyjlm.com. JUDI LAPSLEY MILLER

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WA F I C E N T R E

CITY BLOCK by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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CARD FOR YOU 2

T H E B U T T E R F LY E F F E C T b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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S I N G L E B U T T E R F LY

A P P R E C I AT I O N

by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

ht tps:// www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

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ANOTHER WORLD

LOVE by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/leannemwilliamsimages/?pnref+lhc https://artboja.com/art/d019th/

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THE DEMISE OF ALICE by INGRID DOUGL AS

www.perfectoarts.com.au

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Australia


LONG

E M U C R E E K S TAT I O N , W. A . by INEK E CL ARK

Australia

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TELEPORTER CHALLENGE 1

BLUE SPOLL AIR by AL BAMASS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/nsthnn/

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H ATc h e r y by LOUISE CAMPBELL

Australia

https:// www.digitdesign.com.au https:// facebook.com/DigitDesignStudio

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

MANAGING YOUR STASH OF CREATIVE GOODIES USING LIGHTROOM CLASSIC By Judi Lapsley Miller

Should this texture by Sebastian be filed under watercolour texture, cracked texture, fabric texture....? I’d like to offer up my method for managing my stash of textures, elements, overlays, and masks that I’ve acquired through courses like AWAKE, KAIZEN, and from content I’ve purchased. It’s a bit different to what Sebastian Michaels’ suggests, but each to their own. It’s a big decision to make, so considering various strategies allows you to make an informed decision before taking the plunge to get organized. This overview assumes you already know a bit about navigating your way round Lightroom Classic and how to import images. Just considering textures alone - I have over 4000 textures after the AWAKE and KAIZEN courses, along with creating my own. Too many to search through if they were all in one folder. One option is to create folders for each type of texture: grunge, paint, black and white, cracks, urban, concrete etc., but that quickly makes for some hard decisions. How would you file this texture on the right? You certainly don’t want to duplicate the image and put it into multiple folders! Rather than fuss about which folder an image should be filed in, forget about filing entirely. Let Lightroom work for you instead, with keywords, searches, and smart collections. When you get a new content bundle, unzip each content package into a main folder for all your goodies. I usually let the folder be autonamed by the package name, which also makes it easier to trace back to the source (e.g., “2LO Artist 11”, “FS_Cloudy_Day_background_”). Within my main folder, I also have separate folders for AWAKE, KAIZEN, and my own content, but that doesn’t really matter. Once the content is unzipped, import it into your Lightroom catalog. Then (and this is the only painful bit), keyword every image. How to keyword Ctrl-K or Cmd-K gets you to the Keywording panel quickly. Simply type in your keywords, separated by commas. As your collection of keywords builds up, Lightroom will autosuggest and autocomplete for you. For the above texture, I’ve tagged it as “fabric, cracked, watercolor, texture”. I can then easily find it (and others) by simply searching for “texture fabric” or “texture watercolor”, or whatever. It’s up to you as to how detailed you get, but once key worded, you will more likely be able to find your goodies in the future. Keyword all your photos too, not just your stash. Even if you have a big collection already, start like you mean to go on with new images and knock the rest off in 15 minute chunks each day till they’re all done. It will save you more time in the long run as your images will be so much easier to find. I have over 45000 images in my collection, and they are finally all keyworded. HINT: Lightroom can keyword hierarchically and you can add synonyms which can make it easier to add multiple keywords at once. But I don’t always bother. The benefit of keywording over filing is that one image can belong in multiple categories so you no longer have to angst over whether a texture should be filed under “black and white”, “urban” or “grunge”. It can be all three, and more! Some images I’ve keyworded in more detail than others - you can only do so much. But I figure with at least one keyword, it stands a chance of being found again. And with so much wonderful content out there, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and not be able to find anything. Potentially useful keywords: texture, overlay, mask, element, brush, grunge, urban, mixed media, illustration, vintage, antique, black and white, bird (or if you’re like me, specific species including their Latin names), location (ie specific place),... and on and on...

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MANAGING YOUR STASH OF CREATIVE GOODIES USING LIGHTROOM CLASSIC (Cont....) Potentially useful keywords: texture, overlay, mask, element, brush, grunge, urban, mixed media, illustration, vintage, antique, black and white, bird (or if you’re like me, specific spe cies including their Latin names), location (ie specific place),... and on and on... Some of my smart collections, filed into collection sets. The same image can belong in multiple collec tions without duplicating the image. Finding content using Find/Search Once you have keywords, you can then start finding your stuff: • Start in the top level of your catalog in “All Photographs” if you want to search over your entire Catalog. • Ctrl-F or Cmd-F to get the Find field. • Type in what you’re looking for and hit Enter - Lightroom will display the photos/images meeting the search term. • You can constrain the search to things like “keywords”, “filename”, and “any searchable field” - I usually use the latter as it will pick up more possibilities. (Many content creators already use useful keywords as filenames, and some content comes with keywords already.) Finding content using Smart Collections This is where the magic lies. A Smart Collection is essentially a saved search. You don’t have to manu ally add images to the collection; instead the collection is automatically created through search rules. Not only can you set up and save specific keyword searches, you can include information about the images, like aspect ratio and size. One of my favourite collections is “Textures that are square and greater than 4000px” - the starting point for most of my composited images.

The same texture can therefore be in multiple smart collections. This texture automatically shows up in my Texture - 2LO, Texture - all, Texture - square, Texture - square >4000px, and Textures - B+W collections, all without duplicating the image. How do you create a smart collection? Click the + icon on the top right of the Collections panel and choose Create Smart Collection. Give it a name then create rules to define the search. Once you’ve created the collection, you can edit it. This smart collection looks in any folder called “Com positing resources” and looks for square images greater than 4000px with the key word “texture”:

A texture that fits into multiple categories

You will quickly come up with smart collections to suit your purposes. FURTHER HINTS: • Just have one Lightroom catalog for everything. It’s too much of a hassle opening and closing multiple catalog. • Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost has tutorials on smart collections, keywording, and using Lightroom in general. Well worth your time. Google her. • If you’re using Lightroom CC, you can harness its keywording AI. I’ve not tried it, because for me, it is too painful to move 45000 full-res images into the cloud so I’m sticking with Lightroom Classic. • In Lightroom under “Catalog Settings”, go to the Metadata tab. Turn on “Automatically write changes into XMP”. Along with other settings, this will also add your keywords to the image files themselves and not just the Lightroom database - that way they’re available to other programs too. And if your Lightroom catalog is corrupted, you won’t lose everything. (Now is a good time to consider on and off-site back-up strategies too!). JUDI LAPSLEY MILLER

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SO SOF T MY TOUCH

THE RE AL RE ALITY 18 by HEIDE HOF F MAN

New Zealand

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EVENING VISITOR

B E A U T Y I N N AT U R E b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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CURIOSITY

BL ACK NECKED STORK b y K A R E N WA A L W Y K

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88165766@N05 https://artboja.com/art/i1sahn/

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STE AM TR AIN TO NOWHERE

B U T T E R F LY W I S H E S by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

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WEST COAST DRE AMING

THE PHOTO BOMBER by MERR AN G ÂÛ

New Zealand

ht tps://bit.ly/KaizenNZ https://artboja.com/art/i6ti0x/

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MEMORIES LOST

GOLDEN SLIPPER by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/33o0hk/ http://phillfoto.smugmug.com

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A N G E L S WAT C H b y C A R O LY N J E N S O N

New Zealand

http://www.cjensonimages.com/

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V I KI M UR R AY

S I LV E R L I N I N G S 113


B U N YA B L U E 1 b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://instagram.com/viki_murray/

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B U N YA B L U E 1 1

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GE T LOOSE

MOMENTS LIKE THESE b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://instagram.com/viki_murray/

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S E PA R AT E LY T O G E T H E R

B U N YA S E R I E S 1 117


R A I N WA L K I N G A

R A I N WA L K I N G B b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://instagram.com/viki_murray/

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A L O N G T H E WAY

Photography has been my medium for creative expression since secondary school; it was the right fit for me as soon as I discovered it. Life has been one long photo essay ever since! I have been incredibly fortunate for many years to be able to sell work and live as a creative photographer, and constantly remind myself how lucky I am in this regard. Things turned around for me in 2015 when I had to take a break from using the camera and working with Photoshop completely due to an injury for over 12 months. I decided to enroll in Awake, Living the Photo Artistic Life in order to watch the tutorials to stay inspired, and do what I could with my iPhone. It changed my world and really kept me inspired through a very tough time both artistically and personally. Since then I have been consumed with digital art, learned a wealth of techniques and been constantly challenged and inspired by the resources and the amazing community of artists involved in AWAKE and KAIZEN and more recently Artists Down Under. This wonderfully positive and talented art community feeds my pool of ideas, it is just a matter of finding a way to bring them all to life. I jump from iPhone to DSLR, from iPad apps to Photoshop with complete irreverence. As my work evolves I find I am more and more drawn to the ethereal, and exploring the space between dreams and reality. A love of nature drives my images, and bringing in figurative elements is a relatively new approach. To live creatively requires constant refinement and innovation, and though I am yet to have definitive style; I feel I am moving gently towards it. My mission is to remain curiously playful and not get bogged down in self-doubt, which can be so crippling and ruins all the fun. I am striving to be my best and enjoy the ride. VIKI MURRAY

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A BRILLIANT CONCERT

GARGOYLE by GEORGE KONCZ

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Australia


OF SUNSE T AND SAND

O F F E AT H E R S A N D F I B R E by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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ANGEL

HORSES by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/1pa52q/

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T H R O U G H A G L A S S D A R K LY

TIMELS FLEE TING by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/oc091r/ https://www.facebook.com/MaryK-Photographic-Art-145293185640662/

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QUIE T MOMENT

SOUL OF A GYP SY by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

https://www.pinterest.com.au/onaboo/my-scrapbook-pages/

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INFR ARED VL A BUILDING

S H A D O W S , S TA I R S A N D R A I L S b y AT H A L I E TAY L O R

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/eka9sg/

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

REDLANDS DIGITAL ARTISTS GROUP

(FORMERLY REDLANDS FAB FOUR)

A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF PHOTO ARTISTS By Maureen Maxwell

CHINESE WHISPERS #3 “DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS” STAGE 2

STAGE 1

Our latest project is called ‘Chinese Whispers #3 - Dungeons and Dragons’. We hope you enjoy! This has been another challenging project to work on and also a lot of fun. We each added elements, and put finishing touches, to Pam’s original. It is quite obvious that each one of us has a very different approach, so we all look forward to the unveiling of the final work at our regular meetings.

FINAL STAGE

We have decided to change our group’s name so that we can include more people from Sebastian Michaels’ courses as time goes by. So, if you live in, or near the Redlands (east of Brisbane), and have completed any of Sebastian’s courses, you are welcome to get in touch with us we would love to have more people in our group. You can reach us by a Private Message to Maureen Maxwell from our Artists Down Under Facebook page.

We usually meet for dinner once a month to share ideas, processes and just discuss digital art in general. It is really motivating to meet in person, and enjoy the company of people who share a similar passion. Maureen Maxwell

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A LIT TLE BIRD TOLD ME

IN MY DRE AM by DIEP TR AN

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/tranphotography https://www.ar tboja.com/ar t /6bqn2g /

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AFRICAN SUNSHINE

AWAY W I T H T H E FA I R I E S by DALE BOTHA

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/x1el96/

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EMER ALD EYES

REBIRTH

by CHRIS TINE BARNES

Australia

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L A K E TA U P O A L A G U R S K Y

PA S S A G E O F L I G H T by JACK MCK ENZIE

New Zealand

http://artypharty.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/artypharty.nz

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T H E WA L L F L O W E R by ANTHE A SCOT TE

Australia

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http://tinyurl.com/artisitsdownunderpublic

Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - February 2018  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down under - Australia and New Zealand group

Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - February 2018  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down under - Australia and New Zealand group