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DOWN UNDER Australia and New Zealand

issue 16 - jul 2018

| digital artistry

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

42 K AY E V I S O N

- Memories Of T hailand - The Bird Whisperer

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PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY by Sebastian Michaels

08- N E W S / W H AT ’ S O N 15 b y A D U M e m b e r s - Care For Africa Raf fle

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44 S U E M A P L E S

- Birds At Thargaminda

45 K E V I N S I M S

- The Fear Within

Endometriosis

- 2018 Wildlife and Native

46 K A R E N WA A L W Y K - The Dance

Photography Challenge

- finear tphotography - Light Space & Time

- Living The Photo Ar tistic Life - 4sight Ar t Exhibition - Ar t Sold

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JACK McKENZIE - Fruit y As - Kassy

48 L E A N N E M W I L L I A M S - Silence

49- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T MARGO ZERBES 55

- Fusion Ar t - VA P S 2 0 1 8

- Old Maltese Balconies

33 M I C K R O O N E Y - Tr u e L o v e

- Youn g Roy als

CHINESE WHISPERS #8 by Maureen Max well

63 M I C H E L L E D R U M M O N D - Summer Stroll

- Legends Of The Sleeping Bear

64 R O B Y N G A R N E T - A Lit tle At Sea - Australiana

65 B R O N W Y N K E N M I R

- T he Long Fall From Grace

- Water fall

- APSCON 2018

16- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 31 - F a c e b o o k P a g e

62 A R T I C L E

- T h e S p i d e r ’s W e b

- Kaiapoi Ar t Exhibition - Forest Bathing Exhibition

- Morepork

- Ta s G r e e n P a r r o t

WorldPix.org - Helping Women with

- Girl Sacrifice

- Ship Wreck

- Woman Child Red Dress Grunge

- Care For Africa Foundation and - Water From Ar t

JULIA HARWOOD

60- T H Y S J E A R T H U R 61 - A C P a n e l

- Bird Box

66- T R I S H H O S K I N 67 - O f T h i s E a r t h - Stressed

68 LY N D A R L I N G T O N - Lion Cubs - Leopard

69- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T SHARON R ANKMORE 75 - Growth 1

- Cello On Red

- Central

- Life Under The Moon

- Relay

- Orange But ter fly On Small

- Special Colours - In The Place

Canvas

34- G E R A R D W H E L A N 35 - L e o p a r d P o r t r a i t - Rhino Profile

36- G E O R G E K O N C Z 37 - I L o v e S y d n e y - Vivid Sydney

- Fractal Frenzy

- Ta s s i e

- Owl At Night

- Colours

- Red Moth Wonder

- Outback Fun

- My Lit tle Ot ter

- Achievable

- Book Reading Tiger

- Nex t Step

- Mouse King Of The Castle

- Bio

- Red But ter fly And Pots, Malta - Bio

38- H E L E N A K E R S T R O M 39 - To p D o g - Sister Love

40- A R T I C L E 41 K A T I E P E R T I E T

IN T ERVIE W

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

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56- R O C H E L L E M A R S H A L L 57 - S a l e n a - Self

58- A N D R E W H AY S O M 59 - W h a t Y a L o o k i n g A t - Corella In T he Pink

- For Someone Beautiful

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DENNIS RICK ARD

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EDWIN LEUNG

- Dar ter

- Lamenting - My Blessings

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COLIN KILLICK - Chair On A Beach - Rails


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ANTHE A SCOT TE - The Unexpected - Kite On The Wind

80 M A R G A R E T K A L M S

- Embroidery Threads Of Life - Helen With Flowers

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CHRIS BARNES - Guardian Through The Darkness

82 A R T I C L E

ADU MEMBERS MEE T UP IN T HE REDL ANDS by Maureen Max well

83 L O U I S E S M I T H - Red Head - Tr a p p e d

98- D E N I S E M c D E R M O T T 99 - A b b e y H a r p i s t - Into The P yramid

- Pret ty In Pink

- Sky Is The Limit

INSP IR AT ION

by Andrew Haysom

105 B I L L O L D H A M

- And The Flowers They Are Blooming!

106- A L I O P P Y 107 - F o r e s t S p i r i t - Mother Time

84- B A R B A R A D U D Z I N S K A 85 - E y e s O f W i s d o m 86- D A L E B O T H A 87 - B a r n O n A H i l l

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

88 S A N D Y B O L E S

110 C O L I N C A M P B E L L

- C r o w ’s N e s t

- Monkey Love - Not Happy

89- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T MAR JORIE LORD 95 - Daisy Dreams - Connor - W hen Tw o L a nd s c a pe s Me e t - Egression - Waiting For The Rains - T he Chandelier - Rot ten Apples - S n a i l s Ta l e - Flower - Bio

96 C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N - Three In A Spook y Forest - Bird Lady

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KYE THOMPSON - Dark Woods

122 J U D I L A P S L E Y M I L L E R - The Inter fering Parrot - Awaiting T he Dawn

123 S U E M A S T E R S O N - VW Love

- Magic By The Lake

- Your F u t ur e L ook s B r ig h t

108 P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N

- Wise Old Man

- Nebulosit y

120- S O N I A P U S E Y 121 - L o v e Tr i a n g l e

100- A L B A M A S S 101 - G r u n g e G l a s s

102- A R T I C L E 104 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

119 A N N L AV I N

- Children Playing

- Coloured L andscape

- Mist y Collaroy Beach - Lithgow Baby

- A Bi-Polar Palm At A Remote

124 A R T I C L E

DIGI TAL FABRIC S by Sandy Boles

125 M A U R E E N M A X W E L L - The Birds

- A Walk In The Forest

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

- Finding Neverland - Potential 2000

127 PA M H E N D E R S O N - The Descent

Edge Of My Mind - T h e R e c l u s e ’s B a c k R o o m

111- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T CINZIA HART 117 - Dangerous Beauty - About A Boy - Youn g V ic tor ia - Angel Hear t - Push - Stained - About Time - No Strings At tached - Enchanted

128 J O H N K E L LY - Angie 08 - Angie 17

129 D E A N H O H N

- Hit ting T he Beach - The Dancers

130- A N N W E H N E R 131 - A n E m p t y W a g o n

Always

Rat tles

- S c h o o l ’s O u t F o r S u m m e r

- Bio

118 V I K I M U R R AY

- Call Of T he Cicadas III - Call Of T he Cicadas IV

FRONT COVER by LEANNE M WILLIAMS - Kookaburra

- Tr u n k M a n

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Marjorie Lord - Reminiscing

Margo Zerbes - My Lioness

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Cinzia Hart - Cassanova

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

EDITOR’S MESSAGE Welcome to the July edition of our Artists Down Under magazine. What an amazing month of achievements our artists have had, I am so proud to be able to showcase their works to all our readers. This month Thysje Arthur is holding an exhibition at the Kaiapoi Art Expo, running on the 14th-15th July and Viki Murray’s Forest Bathing Exhibition comes to a close on 1st July. Ilona Abou-Zolof was chosen for a two week exhibition at Light Space and Time’s Online Gallery in June and Denise McDermott was one of four artists that recently held a two week art exhibition at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone, NSW. Trish Hoskins was awarded 4th Place in the Fusion Art’s 3rd annual Citiscapes competition. Most exciting is both our artists Andrew Haysom and Dennis Rickard were awarded a 15/15 score in the 2018 VAPS (Victorian Association of Photographic Societies) and move on to represent Victoria in the National AIPC competition later in the year, good luck to you both.

Trish Hoskin delights us once again with an interview from the very talented designer - Katie Pertiet. We get to experience another of the Redlands Digital Artists Group’s Collaborations in their Chinese Whispers series; this month’s theme is called “Downtown”. Four of our Artists Down Under members recently had a delightful meet up for lunch at Redlands Indiscapes Centre, some meeting for the first time. A lot of discussions were had, new ideas were tossed around and new friendships were made. Andrew Haysom delves into another of his inspiring and ever popular Photoshop Tutorials. This month we learn how to use HDR (High Dynamic Range) for that special pop to your images.

B ar bar a Dudzinska - Venetian Mask 3

Sandy Boles shows us another use for our art and that is getting it printed onto fabrics and turning the fabrics into special gifts or saleable items. What a fabulous idea as we all know Christmas is only just around the corner. This month I would like to introduce you to four of our very gifted Feature Artists - Margo Zerbes, Sharon Rankmore, Marjorie Lord and Cinzia Hart. I think you will agree that they are all very talented artists and have a long successful future ahead of them. I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of “Artists Down Under”. Stay safe and see you all next month.

Pam Henderson

Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Jai Johnson - White Lane Studio Copyright 2017 © Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work. Al BaMass - Little Pods

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

NEWS

Care for Africa 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 is titled “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 a date TBA. Raffle tickets are available 1 for $5, 3 for $10. Tickets are available 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.

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! Never 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.

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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.

Dean L 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 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.

Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board You can see my gallery of images at https:// to work out how I could fit into their organization. worldpix.org/galleries-2/ In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org. Dean Hohn


Care for Africa Cont ...

WATER FROM ART 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 supports 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 Leather Statement Clutch

Floral Display Silk Tie

Geometric Statement Clutch

Paradise Multi Wear Wrap

Paradise Sheer Wrap

Purple Extravaganza Cashmere Silk Scarf

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Helping Women with Endometriosis 50% of profit donated to endometriosis research I When I first heard about endometriosis I felt a deep compassion and need to do what I could to help. I create expressive photoart to raise awareness, and host events and sell products to raise money for endometriosis research. Women with endometriosis suffer debilitating pain, disruptive symptoms and often endure multiple operations and procedures simply to function normally. An estimated 1,750,000 women worldwide are affected by endometriosis! 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 these women vulnerable to poverty.

We collaborate at the photo session, agreeing which ideas we’ll play with. My photos are often carefully arranged, but that doesn’t mean they are fake. They represent the personal truth of the experiences of women with endometriosis. The women are remembering and acting out their OWN experiences. Women with endometriosis are the only people who truly know what endometriosis FEELS like. I want my photoart to become visual screams!! See ‘Life with Endometriosis’ photoart here:

http://www.endowomanart.com

I hosted a function recently where I showed a selection of my images from ‘Life with Endometriosis’ and several ‘EndoWomanArt’ designs were modelled. Products were on display for sale and we had an auction of donated gift vouchers. Our community responded enthusiastically and gave generously. To continue to create an income, I’ve created ‘EndoWomanArt’ with Redbubble where my photoart is printed on clothing, stationary and household goods.I’m donating 50% my of profit to endometriosis research! This is an increase in my donations! Share ‘EndoWomanArt’ with your friends on social media to raise money for women’s health!

I joined Awake to give me advanced Photoshop skills, specifically to create these imaginative I passionately desire to raise money for research so that faster diagnoses are made and more images. effective treatments are found. Women with I create photoart inspired by what women with endometriosis need real medical progress to endometriosis have told me. My photoart opens reduce their suffering. dialogue enabling freer expression of hidden feelings, experiences too private to mention in Recently I gave $3,000 to Canberra Endometriosis Centre! ordinary conversation.

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!

Butterflies Dancing On Leaves

Moon Cycle

Butterflies Hanging In The Wind

Butterflies Dancing On Leaves

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Several women have said that the process of imaging their suffering has helped them to face their pain and illness. There is strength in being heard.

https://w w w.redbubble.com/ people/EndoWomanArt/shop Margaret Kalms

Butterflies Dancing On Leaves

Fight Like A Girl

Butterflies Dancing On Leaves

Bald Eagle Flying

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WHAT’S ON Thysje Arthur Exhibition Kaiapoi Art Expo 14 July - 15 July 2018 Kaiapoi Working Mens Club, 113 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri 10.00am to 5.00pm http://www.kaiapoiartexpo.co.nz/ The Kaiapoi Art Expo is Waimakariri district’s largest visual art show and attracts large crowds every year. The Expo displays a wide range of art disciplines by local art groups and individual artists, all under one roof, over two days. An event not to be missed, on display will be a varied array of artistic interpretations of life in our community through the skills of painters, potters, weavers, jewellers and sculptors. Whether the medium is clay, metal, paper, canvas or fabric the result will be sure to fascinate anyone interested in the expression of art in its many forms. Alongside the Expo is the Schools Art Expo sponsored by Bowden Environmental featuring a dazzling display of paintings and drawings from Waimakariri schools. Our very talented artist Thysje Arthur will have six pieces on exhibition, one piece (shown below) being on the front cover of the Artists Down Under magazine, issue 7 in October 2017. The Kaiapoi Art Expo offers emerging artists, from beginners to professionals and craftspeople an opportunity to sell, or display and develop their talents. Join the Kaiapoi Art Expo in celebrating 13 years at this supportive, social and inspirational event, celebrating the local arts in our community. Gold coin donation entry.

Shipwreck

Cheetah

Ac Panel 1

Forest

Snarl

Morepork

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WHAT’S ON

Viki Murray Exhibition Artistic Program 16 June - 1 July 2018 http://c-a-c.com.au/artistic-program/

FOREST BATHING

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing invites the viewer along a tranquil pathway away from the other world and into the rejuvenating solace of the woods. Ambient bouquets of cedar, maple and moss permeate dream states long after immersion in the velvety greens. Viki Murray’s combination of sumi ink work and photography is a response to sensory replenishment through complete absorption in nature. Her ethereal imagery explores dream states, waking states and the spaces in between. I went to Kyoto and Nara in 2017 with the purpose of taking pictures in ancient gardens, walkways and forests. Time spent in the primeval Kazugayama Genshirin forest, Nara, was nothing short of transcendental. To be dually drained and invigorated by intense humidity, visually drinking in the intoxicating greens of maple leaves and moss while inhaling the musky scent of cedar and damp earth was almost sensory overload. For the longest moments time stood still as I was engulfed in a silence heaving with the loud presence of every pore of nature. I knew then and there the kind of images I wanted to create, the visual tale I wanted to weave. Ironically it was only once back in Australia, chatting casually in a cafe about the cleansing beauty of the Japanese forests that I was introduced to the term forest bathing, or Shinrin Yoku. – Viki Murray, 2018. Viki Murray is the winner of the 2017 Outback Archies, an initiative of Outback Arts, Coonamble, NSW.

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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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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast 11 - 16 September 2018 This is an excerpt of the presentation given at APSCON 2017. More information will be updated as it becomes availble. Watch this space! THE VENUE Arts Centre Gold Coast - Now known as HOTA (Home of the Arts) * Purpose built * High quality sound equipment * Comfortable seating * Large break out areas * In-house lunch cart * Lift and ramps * Away from external distractions but close to good accommodation THE THEME Photographic Art – a new concept? * Program has a high conceptual content * A move away from competitions to exhibitions * Encompassing new technologies * A virtual speaker from the USA * A nature speaker from NZ * Caring for nature in the city flavour THE PROGRAM * A photo walk and portrait workshop on Tuesday afternoon * Packed with exciting and diverse presentations and hands-on workshops * 12 presenters....2 from overseas * 8 presentations including a virtual presentation and a group discussion * 5 workshops to choose from * 6 excursions * 3 social events * Print Exhibition - Triptych (that tells a story) * Sunrise and sunset shoots in interesting locations THE WORKSHOPS * Architectural Art and Photography with Robert Dettman * Nature with Rod Morris * Taking photos and when to use which device for a given situation with CameraPro * Introduction to Action/Sports Photography with Tina Dial * Natural Light Portraits with Tony Scott * Street Photography with Lisa Kurtz THE EXCURSIONS * Nature walk in Coombabah Wetlands * Architectural walk around Surfers Paradise with Robert Dettman * Free walk around Surfers Paradise * A day in the Numinbah Valley * A Day Tour to the Canungra Valley * Sunrise and Sunset shoots Free * Night shots at Bond University Free

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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast 11 - 16 September 2018

THE PRESENTERS Rod Morris - Nature Rod, from New Zealand, has been in film making and wildlife photography for many years, as well as writing and lecturing about New Zealand wildlife both nationally and internationally. Damien Caniglia - “Travel” and Tours Damien is a Brisbane based photographer who has guided groups for the last 10 years, mostly on the Kokoda Track as well as Southern Africa and Nepal. He focuses on capturing images that speak of the people and places he visits. Emeritus Professor Kenneth Collerson - Polarizer Light Microscopy: Rock Art Ken Collerson is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UQ. He has worked and photographed in many environments in Australia and around the world. Sebastian Michaels - Living the Photo Artistic Life Sebastian lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. He started many online courses relating to Photo Artistry and has approximately 16,000 students in 93 Countries. Sebastian will be speaking via an interactive internet connection. Dr Greg McMillan - Learning and Photography Greg’s interests lie in landscape, nature with an emphasis on birds, with a growing interest in monochrome, in particular high key images. Greg will give us a few hints on how to start a photographic business. Phillipa Frederiksen EFIAP MAPS SSAPS - Will lead a discussion around conceptual art portfolios Phillipa has been interested in creative photography ever since she became interested in photography and instigated the APS Conceptual Art Portfolio Awards. Julie Powell - Conceptual Photography Julie is a digital graphic artist and conceptual photographer. Her work has been described as Surreal, Fairy-tale, colourful, textured and eclectic. Julie uses the camera and computer as her canvas; her brush. Lisa Kurtz - Street Photography Lisa is a well-known and much respected Brisbane based conceptual photographer and experienced street photography tutor who runs workshops both in Australia and Italy. Robert Dettman AFIAP Architectural Art and Photography - Photo Walk Landscape and contemporary architecture are Robert’s inspiration. He enjoys creating portraits of notable architectural works in a style similar to that seen in the professional journals. Tina Dial EFIAP/s MAPS PPSA PSQA - Introduction to Action/Sports Photography Tina is the owner operator of Pawsnap Pet Photography and apart from personal bookings, she loves photographing dog sports. Another enjoyment is sports photography. She was involved with the Brisbane International Tennis in 2012, as well as several Masters events. Tony Bryce Scott - Portrait Photography “For as long as I can remember I would draw for hours on end. I can draw portraits and this naturally led into photography, but especially lighting. Digital kinda took over the drawing and now instead of using a pencil it’s a stylus in Photoshop.”

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Dean Hohn - Gifting

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Gerard Whelan - Chobe River Sunset

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artists down under facebook

Trish Hoskin - Wetlands In The City

Colin Killick - Chair On A Beach

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Colin Killick - The Passageway At Dusk

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!

Margaret Kalms - Glass In A Coffee Shop

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Karen Waalwyk - The Dance


Viki Murray

Lyn Jenkin - Go The Grey

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.

The July lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Ali Oppy Dianne Stafford (WhiteLaneStudio) texture & Overlay Kit - Andrew Haysom - Julia Harwood

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

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fififIneartphotography Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the “Fineartphotography around the World� magazine Edition V - 2018

Ann Lavin

Pam Henderson

Rochelle Marshall Ann Lavin

Pam Henderson

Rochelle Marshall

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Light Space and Time Landscapes Art Exhibition Special Merit Award Category Margaret Kalms - “Cormorant In Rain”

Photography and Digital Category Honorable Mention Trish Hoskin - “Tamar Islands Wetlands” Special Recognition Trish Hoskin - “Tamar Islands Boardwalk”

Trish Hoskin - Tamar Islands Wetlands

Margaret Kalms - Cormorant In Rain

Trish Hoskin - Tamar Islands Boardwalk

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Light Space and Time Cont... Artist Showcase Feature Ilona Abou-Zolof

Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery was very pleased to announce that Ilona Abou-Zolof was named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and was promoted by the gallery in June for 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase. Ilona Abou-Zolof is an Australian based commercial photographer. Ilona photographs people and family events. In addition, she is also an art photographer. Ilona was selected as one of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #9. The placement in this competition qualified her photography to be showcased in this feature. Ilona’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350 major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News and Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure. Below are Ilona’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition. Artist Biography: I love photography because it makes me see the world, my environment and people in a very different way. I found myself becoming much more observant and appreciative of everyday things. I can see beauty in all around me. I would have walked past most before, once I start looking closer I can’t stop seeing more and more. When I started off I loved just taking photos of children and animals. I didn’t like posed images. I liked them more natural or candid, but I found that if you stick with only two subject matters you will run out of interesting photos very soon. I went out of my comfort zone and tried other things like landscape, seascape, portraiture, macro, weddings and street photography. Now I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image maker rather than an image taker and a digital artist. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfil my idea. I have as much fun taking the images as I have processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop afterwards. I use the digital tool to convert my photos into digital artwork. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is. Artist Statement: These images were taken in a very small bathroom. We filled the bath tub with water and added about 4 litres of milk. It was a great experience and we are very proud of the end result. I hope my images make you feel light, free and happy. Here is Ilona’s website http://www.zolof.net

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Light Space and Time Cont...

Timeless Beauty

Sunflower

Fading Away

Red Lips

Love

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue40-final?e=15580327/62386360 Denise McDermott - Sky Tower Ali Oppy - Willow - Escape Dale Botha - The Butterphant - The Egg Plant Sonia Pusey - Bizarre Love Triangle - Spell Bound Trish Hoskin - Elizabeth Barbara Dudzinska - Eyes Of Wisdom Viki Murray - Mepuru - The Call Of The Cicadas Al BaMass - Lady Tabitha Christina Brunton - Candy Floss - Alone Judi Lapsley Miller - Dreams Of Freedom Julie Powell -Mother Of Foxes Ann Lavin - Fleur - The Swan Colin Killick - Chair On A Beach Rochelle Marshall - Deva - Self

Colin Killick - Chair On A Beach

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Viki Murray - Call Of The Cicadas

Ali Oppy - Escape

Barbara Dudzinska - Eyes Of Wisdom

Dale Botha - The Butterphant

Sonia Pusey - Bizarre Love Triangle

Ali Oppy - Willow

Rochelle Marshall - Deva

Rochelle Marshall - Self


LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE (cont ...)

Viki Murray - Mepuru

Sonia Pusey - Spellbound

Dale Botha - The Egg Plant

Julie Powell - Mother Of Foxes

Christina Brunton - Candy Floss

Christina Brunton - Alone

Ann Lavin - Fleur

Denise McDermott - Sky Tower

Judi Lapsley Miller - Dreams Of Freedom

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Macleay valley community art gallery 4SIGHT ART EXHIBITION

DENISE McDERMOTT The 4Sight Exhibition featured four photographers with very different approaches to their art. Ranging from traditional photographs through to digital art, this exhibition explores ideas and concepts that start with a photographic image. The four photographers express themselves in different ways from each other but are united in their passion for photography. Photographic artist Denise McDermott is passionate about photography and she delights in taking it beyond the usual, often into the surreal. If not exploring fantasy worlds, Denise likes to show aspects of the natural world which go unnoticed. Digital artist Pamela Hudson is enjoying the freedom of expression that comes with the transformation of conventional digital photographic images into a creative art form. Janie News “What comes out of my camera is just the start of the journey; I then explore creative possibilities far beyond what I saw in my viewfinder.” The result can be a painterly style, abstract or a surreal scene from my imagination. Professional photographer and photographic artist Mike Kane says “photography is his life.” When not teaching or mentoring other photographers, Mike enjoys creating works of art to push his photographs beyond the ordinary. Both Denise McDermott and Pam Hudson are graduates of Photoshop Artistry and are current members of AWAKE “Living The Photo Artistic Life’ group run by teacher and mentor Sebastian Michaels. The 4Sight Exhibition was held on Thursday June 7 and ran until Sunday June 18. 26


Fantasy Landscape

Cone Flower

Leaving This Earth

Trains

Bicyclette

Winged Hope

Scribble Bark

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Art Sold Congratulations to Denise McDermott Denise has recently sold three stunning pieces of art at an exhibition she was recently involved in at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery. Scribble Bark Recently sold at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone, NSW. This piece was sold as a 10”x 8” (25cm x 20cm) semigloss print on a white matt backing, mounted in a black frame.

Castle In The Sky Recently sold at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone, NSW. This piece was sold as a 11.7”x 16.5” (30cm x 42cm) semigloss print on a white matt backing, mounted in a black frame.

Winged Hope Recently sold at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone, NSW. This piece was sold as a 16.5”x 11.7” (42cm x 30cm) semigloss print on a white matt backing, mounted in a black frame.

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Art Sold Congratulations to Dean Hohn Dean has recently sold another two stunning pieces of art.

Goat Island Sunrise Recently sold at the Penguin Creek Gallery in Penguin, Tasmania to a couple from Phillip Island, Victoria who were over visiting in Tasmania on holidays. This piece was sold as a 24”x 36” (61cm x 91cm) sublimation print on aluminium with a high gloss finish, mounted in a silver artbox frame.

Condo Blue Recently sold at Gallery Pejean in Launcestone, Tasmania. This piece was sold as a 12”x 12” (30cm x 30cm) sublimation print on aluminium with an ultra gloss finish, with a floating frame.

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Art Sold Congratulations to Judi Lapsley Miller Judi has recently sold four beautiful pieces of art from her recent exhibition she held at the NZ Art Show. All pieces were sold as a 11.2� x 11.2� (28cm x 28cm) limited edition prints of 10, and were printed on archival fine art paper. They were professionally framed by Edges Art + Framing.

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Abracadabra

The Reckoning

Unfurling

Whirlybird


fusion art

Congratulations to

TRISH HOSKIN for receiving 4th Place in the 3rd Annual Citiscapes competition for her image “Home and Fountain”. Trish was also selected as a finalist for her other two images “White on Brown” and “Corner On Brown”. www.trish-hoskin.myportfolio.com

Home And Fountain

White On Brown

Corner On Brown

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victorian association of photographic societies

(vaps 2018) Congratulations to

ANDREW HAYSOM Andrew was awarded a 15/15 score and a merit certificate in the 2018 VAPS interclub competition for his image “Golden-Headed Cisticola”

Andrew Haysom - Golden-Headed Cisticola

Andrew now goes on to represent Victoria in the National AIPC later in the year

Dennis Rickard - Pelican Landing

Congratulations to

DENNIS RICKARD Dennis received 1st Place in the Digital section with a score of 15/15 in the 2018 VAPS interclub competition for his image “Pelican Landing” and now goes on to represent Victoria in the National AIPC later in the year. 32


TRUE LOVE

Y O U N G R O YA L S by MICK ROONE Y

Australia

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L E O PA R D P O R T R A I T by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

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

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RHINO PROFILE by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

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

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I LOVE SYDNEY by GEORGE KONCZ

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VIVID SYDNEY by GEORGE KONCZ

Australia

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TOP DOG by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

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

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SISTER LOVE by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

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

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KATIE PERTIET INTERVIEW By Trish Hoskin In this interview I have been liaising with the incredibly talented Katie Pertiet, the creative owner of Designer Digitals. Katie came from a background in graphic design and set up her own store back in 2005. She is an extremely successful and prolific digital designer as well as licensing her designs on beautiful home decor products. Her website is a definite must see and hook up to her blog to be kept informed of all her exciting happenings. Her designs vary from beautiful botanical floral images to funky and terrific architectural, industrial line drawings. Her various kits include brushes, photomasks, elements and photo frames. The number of kits and varieties available in the Designer Digitals store is amazing. From the number of kits she produces and the amount of marketing that I know I receive from the store, it is easy to see why she is so successful. I know some of us would love to have the level of commercial expertise that she does. So, I asked Katie to answer a few questions and give us an insight to herself and how she can do what she does.

Katie, from reading your bio and subscribing to your site, you appear to be an extremely prolific artist. What is a typical day in the life of Katie? I start every day with a brief walk of the dog before morning coffee and heading into my studio. Every other morning, I head to the gym and then back to the studio to create. Since both my husband and I work at home, we like to do our weekending during the week when things are less busy, so we take time out of our days here and there to get other experiences and excursions in. Blendable Layers No. 28

How do you come up with your ideas? I generally start with colors or a theme and start collaging and it evolves from there. Many times, what I start out doing is not at all where it ends up going. I know seasons often influence my mood when creating, do the seasons affect your energy levels or inspirations for the creation of kits? I don’t know if so much seasons as the weather affect me. Rainy gloomy days seem to send my mojo down the drain and I do much better in sunshine and cool temps! Assuming that you are very proficient in Photoshop, are there any other programs that you favour for personal or business creations? I’ve been using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator since the late 80s. They are pretty much my go to applications these days. At one point, I used Painter [don’t even know if that one exists any more] but that’s about it.

Multimedia Bursts No. 2

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KATIE PERTIET INTERVIEW (Cont ....) I have followed your progress from being able to create amazing kits available on your site and what we were provided with in the Awake Course and see that you also create an amazing array of home and decor products with your art. How did you find the right company to market your products? I know a lot of us Australian artists would be grateful for any tips in this area? I started with exhibiting in NYC about 12 years ago and from there signed with an agent that handles working with all the manufacturers. There are only so many hours in a day and I knew I just didn’t have the bandwidth to be working with manufacturers too, so an agent is best for me. Your work is varied from floral to architectural lines and images, do you have any particular favourite or it just depends on what takes your fancy at the time you create? Largely it depends on my mood but more times than not vintage botanicals and butterflies always get me started! I also enjoy creating vector patterns in Illustrator and then bringing them into photoshop to vintage up a bit. Can you describe your office/creative area and what favourite things surround you to keep the juices flowing? I enjoy a large dedicated studio that we added to our home when we built it years back. It has vaulted ceiling with ceiling fans and windows all around making a happy, creative environment. I have found that when I am on a laptop or outside my studio, the creativity just doesn’t flow like it does at my desk.

Clock Parts No. 9

Out Of A Box Overlays

Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No.4

When creating a new idea or kit, do you work at it till it is done because it grips you and you can’t leave it alone, or do you discipline yourself to set hours to create during a day? Sometimes I work until it is done but generally I am juggling various contracts and have to work on it in increments to keep up with deadlines etc. But I do generally have a 12-hour day with various hours taken out throughout the day for the gym, errands, excursions etc. How do you tackle work/life balance? I know a lot of designers work from home versus getting in the car and travelling to a specific office space or studio to work from - do you have a no interrupt policy from your family or you can manage designing in between everything else that happens around you? Well, this is something I have never really mastered. Work always gets in the way. And a mortgage is a pretty good motivator to keep it in the way. We are empty nesters now so it’s a little easier. We try to make an effort to take time away to make sure we don’t lose ourselves in work. Are you a super organised super tidy person or a whimsical take me as you find me kind of gal? I prefer to be organized and tidy but my overflowing to-do list doesn’t always cooperate with that. Recently I’ve been feeling a need to remove the excess of stuff and clean house and that feels real good and is helping me be able to stay more organized. On the other hand, sometimes I end up with piles of vintage books and source books all around my desk and then when I clean up I lose the ideas I had! So, I think I always need a bit of chaos if that makes sense. I found that really fascinating and some things to think about perhaps in trying to concentrate more on the work and think about maybe finding someone else to assist with the marketing side etc. I’d like to thank Katie for agreeing to interview for our magazine and her amazing work if you don’t already know can be found at:

http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/ Collageable Pieces No. 4

Trish Hoskin

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MEMORIES OF THAIL AND

THE BIRD WHISPERER b y K AY E V I S O N

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/artist.kay.evison/

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GIRL SACRIFICE

WOMAN CHILD RED DRESS GRUNGE by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

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

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B I R D S AT T H A R G A M I N D A

TA S G R E E N PA R R O T by SUE MAPLES

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THE FE AR WITHIN

THE SPIDER’S WEB by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

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

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THE DANCE

WAT E R FA L L 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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FRUITY AS

K ASSY by JACK MCK ENZIE

New Zealand

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SILENCE by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

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

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M A R G O ZER B ES

O L D M A LT E S E B A L C O N I E S 49


BIRD BOX

CELLO ON RED by MARGO ZERBES

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LIFE UNDER THE MOON

O R A N G E B U T T E R F LY O N S M A L L C A N VA S 51


F R A C TA L F R E N Z Y

O W L AT N I G H T by MARGO ZERBES

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Australia


RED MOTH WONDER

MY LITTLE OTTER 53


BOOK RE ADING TIGER

MOUSE KING OF THE CASTLE by MARGO ZERBES

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Australia


R E D B U T T E R F LY A N D P O T S , M A LTA My Name is Margo Zerbes. I was born in Malta and as a family we immigrated to Australia when I was two years old. I have always loved photos, so I choose to repair and restore very old and damaged photos. This of course brings joy and satisfaction to me and more importantly to those who thought their beloved photos were gone forever. As a bonus I could do this while still bringing up my family, a win-win situation. For about the last 40 years have had a lovely and rewarding time doing photo restoration work, firstly by hand, retouching and recolouring photos, until discovering Photoshop which opened a brand new and exciting world of photo manipulation. During 2006, after buying my very own camera, I became a self-taught photographer and started accumulating loads of lovely photos which then led me to taking the next step into photo manipulation. I decided to take it even further, especially with all the photos I had accumulated, this led me to wanting to put my skills of digital imaging to work. What better place to start than joining Sebastian Michaels’ great Photoshop Artistry course and just fell in love with the whole process and continue to learn new things day by day. At aged 65 I decided to qualify as a Graphic Designer so as I could do even more with photography. This opened up a new journey of writing, illustrating and publishing such as children’s books, photo books and family history books for others. I may be grey or white headed but I love colour as you will see reflected in my designs. Hope you enjoy some of the results of my continuing journeys. Email: margozerbes.digitaldesigns@gmail.com

Margo Zerbes

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SALENA by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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SELF by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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W H AT YA L O O K I N G AT 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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CORELL A IN THE PINK

FOR SOMEONE BE AUTIFUL 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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A C PA N E L by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

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

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SHIP WRECK

MOREPORK by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

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

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Australia and New Zealand

REDLANDS DIGITAL ARTISTS GROUP A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF PHOTO ARTISTS By Maureen Maxwell

CHINESE WHISPERS #8 “DOWNTOWN”

STAGE 1

FINAL STAGE

Last month RDAG member Gerard Whelan was trekking around Africa photographing every wild animal he could find. No doubt we will see many of his images in the future. This month it is Maureen’s turn to travel whilst exploring the reef and rainforest around Port Douglas and Cairns. A beautiful part of our country. This month Gerard started off the round and our editor, Pam, completed the image by adding her own inimitable style to produce a most interesting work of art. We hope you enjoy! Maureen Maxwell

FINAL STAGE

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SUMMER STROLL

LEGEND OF THE SLEEPING BE AR by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

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

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A L I T T L E AT S E A

AUSTR ALIANA by ROBYN G ARNE T

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/pg/artmrjg/photos/

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T H E L O N G FA L L F R O M G R A C E by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

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

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OF THIS E ARTH by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

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

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STRESSED by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

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

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LION CUBS

L E O PA R D b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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SH A R O N R A N KM O R E

GROWTH 1 69


CENTR AL

R E L AY by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

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

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SPECIAL COLOURS 71


IN THE PL ACE by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

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

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OUTBACK FUN

COLOURS by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

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

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A C H I E VA B L E

NE XT STEP

The family ‘Box Brownie’ was replaced with plastic mould-made cameras for the three of us kids (that produced a square image of highly dubious quality) while we were on holiday in South Australia. I can still remember the excitement I felt. My first ‘real’ camera was an SLR and with the many repeat images I compulsively took ‘just in case’, I would be a little deflated when I picked up the photos from the Chemist shop. Surely there was more … And there was … having to wait that second or two while my first digital camera ‘did it’s thing’ … and so many out-of-focus images. (Forward several years … my current ‘fave’ is ‘Slow Shutter’ app on my iPhone!) Between the first digital cameras and the latest iPhone apps, was the digital SLR (pretty basic), then a better one (moderately basic), a little ‘snapper’ for macros and also a ‘mirrorless’, all of which I continue to use today. The great thing though -– I am today as excited by photography for my digital artistry as I was with my first, very own camera way back when …

Sharon Rankmore

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DARTER by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

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

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L AMENTING

MY BLESSINGS by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

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

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CHAIR ON A BE ACH

R AILS by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

https://driftingleaves.net

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THE UNE XPECTED

KITE ON THE WIND by ANTHE A SCOT TE

Australia

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EMBROIDERY THRE ADS OF LIFE

HELEN WITH FLOWERS by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

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

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GUARDIAN THROUGH THE DARKNESS by CHRIS BARNES

Australia

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ADU MEMBERS MEET UP IN THE REDLANDS, QLD By Maureen Maxwell Four ADU artists (and two significant others) recently met at Indigiscapes for lunch. This area is a beautiful protected park preserving the native flora and fauna of Redlands City which is 25 kilometres east of Brisbane city. Phillipa and Gunnar Frederiksen from The Gold Coast, Jacquie and Ned Goss from Melbourne as well as Pam Henderson and Maureen Maxwell enjoyed a wonderful few hours together. Of course there was a lot of interesting talk, and sharing of ideas, about photography and photo art, as well as many other aspects of our creative endeavours. What a joy it is to meet with people who share similar interests! We also discussed working together on a specific theme. More about that in the August edition of the ADU magazine. Both Phillipa and Maureen are members of the APSCON 2018 organising committee to be held at the Gold Coast. APSCON is the annual convention of the Australian Photography Society. This year our theme is ‘Photography as Art’ with a significant focus on the creative aspects of Photo Artistry. Sebastian Michaels, the creator of the Photo Artistry and AWAKE international courses and Facebook groups, will be one of the Keynote speakers, through an internet connection. The Artists Down Under Group is a sub-group of the AWAKE Community. Our own Julie Powell and Phillipa will be giving presentations on Photo Art and Concept photography. They will also be participating in a panel discussion after Sebastian‘s presentation on ‘Living the Photo Artistic Life’.

Left to Right - Jacqueline Goss, Pam Henderson, Phillipa Frederikson and Maureen Maxwell

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RED HE AD

TRAPPED by LOUISE SMITH

Australia

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EYES OF WISDOM by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

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WISE OLD MAN by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

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BARN ON A HILL by DALE BOTHA

Australia

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

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CROW’S NEST by DALE BOTHA

Australia

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

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MONKEY LOVE

NOT HAPPY by SANDY BOLES

Australia

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https://www.sandybolesphotography.com

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MARJORIE LORD

DAISY DRE AMS 89


CONNOR by MAR JORIE LORD

Australia

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

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WHEN T WO L ANDSCAPES MEE T 91


EGRESSION by MAR JORIE LORD

Australia

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

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WA I T I N G F O R T H E R A I N S

THE CHANDELIER 93


ROTTEN APPLES

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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FLOWER My name is Marjorie Lord and I am a Photo Artist living in Flaxton on the Blackall Range of South East Queensland. My oldest son described me the other day as the most social introvert he knows which I thought was rather funny. Prior to discovering my passion for digital imagery and portrait photography, I have worked in our family cattle station business in Mount Isa, Queensland and raised four sons with my husband. Throughout my entire life I have always been involved with some form of art but life, businesses, 32 years of motherhood meant that creating art had to often be put aside much of the time. I have a strong inner built need to create things and as a result a visual arts project has never been far away from me. Now all our children have grown into well balanced adults and leading their own lives, I am embracing being able to be artistically creative every day. I think I can be really brazen and say “It’s all about me now”. I grew up in the very small regional town of Julia Creek, Queensland, my father and mother as a secondary job were the local town wedding, school functions, and Debutante photographers. However during my childhood I had no personal association or experience with photography other than to watch my parents. I remember as a little kid watching all the beautiful Debutante girls gliding into our home wearing their white and long wedding like ball gowns with satin gloves that seemed to wind their way up and around the Debutante’s arms just like a tree snake slithering quietly up into a tree. This was a most fairy tale princess moment for a dreamy little girl as she peered from behind the curtains watching them enter one by one. Artistically though was another story, I have always been creative and practiced some form of art since early childhood ranging from puppetry, drawing, painting, linoleum printing, silver jewellery, making Blah Blah dolls, crafting and anything else that artistically came my way. As an adult I studied Fine Art externally through Open Universities Australia, self-taught myself Photoshop and other software. Once our remote region of Mount Isa surpassed the old unreliable dial up internet and we entered into the world of luxury, aka, ADSL broadband, well a whole new world of learning had now reached my fingertips. No words can express to you how unreliable, painful, frustrating and slow the old dial up was. With my new fast reliable internet in place, I have literally watched hundreds of hours of YouTube tutorials along with enrolling into many online courses such as The Arcanum for photography and the Photo Artistry courses of Sebastian Michaels. The Photo Artistry lessons and Awake have been a wonderful learning journey of creativity and the meeting of likeminded artists has been an extraordinary experience. I picked up a DSLR camera for the first time around the middle of 2013 with an intent to do some real photography work. Why I decided to learn I really don’t know, I think it was just one of those moments where I thought I would like to learn how to photograph using manual settings so I did. Thinking about it now I had started doing a lot of Photoshop digital work, so I guess photography was more than likely the next progression to creating my own imagery for the story telling process that I like to do in my artworks. The camera has become my paint brush or my medium of choice. I don’t really see myself as a photographer but I do as a photo artist. I just happen to use a camera as the first part of the creative process in creating pictorial narratives. Marjorie Lord

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THREE IN A SPOOKY FOREST

BIRD L ADY by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

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

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DARK WOODS

TRUNK MAN by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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ABBEY HARPIST by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

https://www.imagesbydenise.net

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INTO THE PYR AMID by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

https://www.imagesbydenise.net

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GRUNGE GL ASS by AL BAMASS

Australia

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

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SKY IS THE LIMIT by AL BAMASS

Australia

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

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

SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION HDR IN ADOBE CAMERA RAW AND LIGHTROOM CLASSIC By Andrew Haysom

The dynamic range in an image is the range of light levels from the lightest part of the image to the darkest part of the image. The human eye can see a dynamic range many times wider than even the best current DSLR, the eye and the brain does a magnificent job of recognising and distinguishing the many different levels of brightness in a scene – your DSLR is much less capable. Therefore in a single exposure of a scene with a wide dynamic range you will inevitably lose detail in your highlights or shadows (or both). High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography involves taking multiple exposures of a scene (e.g. one at normal exposure, one brighter exposure and one darker exposure) and then using software to blend them together. HDR got a bit of a bad name a few years back because photographers (and yes, I was one of them), used HDR to create really bad, unnatural looking, sometimes almost cartoon like images. It has also become a lot less necessary with increasingly capable camera sensors, more people shooting in RAW and software that is becoming better and better at pulling detail out of the highlight and shadow areas of a photo. There is however still a place for HDR where you have wide dynamic range and it can be made to look natural.

Taking the Images Most DSLRs will allow you to “automatically” take these multiple exposures. Look for a feature called “Exposure Bracketing” or “Auto Exposure Bracketing”. Different cameras will allow different numbers of images in the bracket (eg 3, 5, 7 or 9) and you will be able to select the exposure (number of stops) gap between images. On some cameras if you also set the “drive mode” to delay or burst mode the images will be taken with a single press of the shutter. Most HDR software will align the images well, but your results will be much better if your camera is solidly mounted (eg a good tripod). In good light it is possible to take “hand-held” bracketed exposures. Good HDR software will also perform “ghost removal” to eliminate objects that have moved between the bracketed images. However the less movement between brackets the better your result will be. Consider using a remote release and mirror-lockup (or LiveView) to eliminate all camera movement. Ensure that your camera is in “Aperture Priority” or “Manual” mode. You want all the bracketed images to have the same aperture and vary the shutter speed. Shooting in RAW is highly recommended - there is more dynamic range and detail captured in each image in RAW mode.

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..)

Processing in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom Classic In Adobe Camera Raw version 9 and Lightroom CC 2015 Adobe added a HDR Merge feature that allows you to merge your multiple exposure brackets. This functionality is much better, and creates a more natural looking result than the old version that still exists within Photoshop. Figure 1 is the final result of a HDR merge of 7 exposures, of an image taken inside the old Woodlands Homestead in Woodlands Historic Park in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The room is quite dark, but with brighter light coming in the window, and extremely bright light sources from the two brightest lamps. For the camera’s normal exposure, detail was lost in the window and both bright lamps were just white blobs.

To capture detail in the lamps, I had to go right down to 5 stops under exposed, so the exposures I used for the merge were -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, normal and +1.

The final merged image

The merging process is quite simple. First load all of the Raw images into ACR.

The bracketed exposures

Select all the images in the Filmstrip and make sure that you have enabled Lens Profile Corrections and Remove Chromatic Aberration (these are the only adjustments I would make at this stage). Click the drop-down menu right next to the word Filmstrip at the top of the Filmstrip and select Merge to HDR.

After a short processing delay the HDR Merge Preview window will be displayed. I usually leave Align Images and Apply Auto Tone and Color Adjustments ticked.

ACR filmstrip menu

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If you had objects that moved between the bracketed exposures you can select one of the Deghost levels, if you didn’t you can leave it off. If you choose to Deghost, some more processing will occur and if you have Show Overlay ticked you will see a mask overlay indicating where the software found, and will try to remove the movement. When you click the Merge button, the software will present you with a standard file save dialog box and you can choose a name and location for the merged file. The merged file will be a Raw file in the Adobe .DNG (digital negative) format. You can Alt(Option)+Click the Merge button to accept the default file name and store it in the same location as the bracketed exposures. Merge prieview window

The new merged Raw file will be added into the Filmstrip of ACR, and once processing has finished you can now process as normal using all the standard methods, but with a file that will have much more dynamic range (details in the highlights and shadows).

Lightroom Classic As I am sure most of you know, the Develop module in Lightroom is essentially Adobe Camera Raw, so the process is almost identical in Lightroom.

To perform a merge in Lightroom, select all the bracketed Raw files, rightclick and choose Photo Merge / HDR.

Merging in Lightroom Classic

Summary So, next time you find yourself in a challenging light situation, consider shooting some brackets and trying a little bit of HDR. Have fun!

Andrew Haysom

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AND THE FLOWERS THEY ARE BLOOMING!

YOUR FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

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

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FOREST SPIRIT by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

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

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MOTHER TIME by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

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

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C H I L D R E N P L AY I N G

COLOURED L ANDSCAPE by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

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

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Australia


MIST Y COLL AROY BE ACH

LITHGOW BABY by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

ht tps:// www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

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A B I - P O L A R PA L M AT A R E M O T E E D G E O F M Y M I N D

THE RECLUSE’S BACK ROOM by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

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

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C I N ZI A H A R T

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ABOUT A BOY by CINZIA HAR T

www.cinziahart.com

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Australia


YOUNG VICTORIA 113


ANGEL HE ART by CINZIA HAR T

www.cinziahart.com

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Australia


PUSH

S TA I N E D 115


ABOUT TIME

N O S T R I N G S AT TA C H E D by CINZIA HAR T

www.cinziahart.com

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Australia


ENCHANTED

Total Strangers Although photography is not my profession, I am formally trained and have been taking pictures for many years. If I was asked what my “specialty” was, I would have to say 35mm film black and white street photography. So with this in mind this body of work is a giant step away from my usual practice. However, I find that creating sets of images in different genres and styles strengthens my ability to make images as a whole. For this body of work I decided to move as far away as possible in the attempts to strengthen my digital artistry skills. The challenge of colour, using another’s images and the decision making process of which of the multitude of elements to use, brought about the title “Total Strangers.” Please enjoy and if you would like to see more of my work you can find it at http://www.cinziahart.com/ Cinzia Hart

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CALL OF THE CICADAS III

CALL OF THE CICADAS IV b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

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

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NEBULOSIT Y b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

ht tp:// artboja.com/art/d6au4o

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LOVE TRIANGLE by SONIA PUSE Y

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Australia


PRE T T Y IN PINK by SONIA PUSE Y

Australia

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T H E I N T E R F E R I N G PA R R O T

AWA I T I N G T H E D AW N by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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New Zealand


VW LOVE

MAGIC BY THE L AKE by SUE MASTERSON

Australia

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

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

DIGITAL FABRICS By Sandy Boles

Like many Digital Artists/Photographers I am constantly thinking of ways that I can use my images. For a few years now I have been getting fabrics printed and then making the fabric up into skirts, blouses, cushions, book covers and bags. I have used both Spoonflower in the USA and Digital Fabrics in Erskineville NSW. Digital Fabrics are now my absolute favourite. Over the last few years they have introduced natural fibres such as cotton, cotton linens and microfibre towelling. As many friends and family started requesting gifts made from these prints I have just had 2 metres printed with various images and sized for both small shoulder bags and journal/note book covers. Needless to say, I have a stash ready for Xmas gifts. Their web site www.digitalfabrics.com.au provides easy to follow instructions on the sizing of your images and I was very happy with the colours of the finished printed cotton linen. Also available is a sample pack of the fabrics available and a suggested list of their suitability for either clothing or furnishings. To personalise the bags I made use of the width of the fabric by getting my signature printed so I could use it as labels. Sandy Boles

Master for printing

Books

Deadvlei Blouse Bags

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THE BIRDS

A WA L K I N T H E F O R E S T by MAUREEN MA XWELL

Australia

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FINDING NEVERL AND

POTENTIAL 2000 by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

ht tps:// www.juliepowellphoto.com/ ht tps:// artboja.com/art/glul6i/

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THE DESCENT by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

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

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ANGIE 08

ANGIE 17 b y J O H N K E L LY

Australia

http://www.instagram.com/myphotosbyjohn

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HIT TING THE BE ACH

THE DANCERS 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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A N E M P T Y WA G O N A L WAY S R AT T L E S by ANN WEHNER

Australia

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

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S C H O O L’ S O U T F O R S U M M E R by ANN WEHNER

Australia

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

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http://tinyurl.com/artisitsdownunderpublic

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Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - July 2018  

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

Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - July 2018  

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