Online Art Exhibition

The Photography of Pat Watson

June 1st – June 30th

 

Artist Statement:

My goal with floral photography is for the viewer to experience the same emotional reaction I had when I captured the image. My path to floral photography began in the garden. Being in the garden is my “happy place.” I enjoy digging in the dirt and watching flowers emerge in the spring. I am especially drawn to rare or unusual flowers. I greatly admire the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and consider her to be an inspiration for my work.

Photography has also been a lifelong hobby of mine, especially when traveling. Over time, I began photographing flowers in my garden, as a way of capturing their fleeting beauty. As I approached retirement, I joined a local camera club where my two lifelong hobbies converged. I quickly developed a passion for macro photography and developed my skills, both with the camera and through processing images on the computer, to create floral images that are works of art, rather than purely photographic. During COVID I have recently learned to paint my own backgrounds in Photoshop. I consider myself to be a digital artist as well as a photographer.

About the Artist: Pat Watson is recently retired and a member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, where she co-chairs the Field Trip Committee. She is also a volunteer at the Flint Public Library. She lives in Middleton with her husband, Doug. Her Dahlia image “Ring of Fire” was recently awarded a medal in the Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography for “Best Flower.” Her work has also been juried into both local and national art shows and is currently on exhibit at the Plymouth Center for the Arts and in the Spring Open at the Cape Cod Art Center, where her Dahlia image also received an Honorable Mention in the Digital Art Category. Her work is also included in a virtual exhibit entitled “Joy” at the Cape Cod Art Center, which can be viewed here.

You can find more of her work at her official website.

 

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The Flint Public Library is always looking for artists who are interested in sharing their work with the community. To inquire about having your artwork featured in our Online Art Exhibition, please email Charlie at cpope@flintpublib.org!