Paula D Powers
"I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
Art has been a part of my life for a very long time. Still it was difficult, but at the same time exhilarating, to write down my occupation as ‘Artist’ for the very first time. It was at that moment when I accepted myself as an artist.
I love being an artist, but it took retiring from the Oil and Gas Industry in 2014 to have the time and the courage to learn how to create the digital photo art that has become my passion.
In 2014 I enrolled in an online class. More than learning about Photoshop and art, my teacher, Sebastian Michaels explains how to “live” the artistic life. He gives inspiration and encouragement to his students at every turn. It is because of him that I “owned” being an artist.
My work is very eclectic in subject matter. A particular photo is usually the centerpiece of my storytelling images. However, I am so influenced by color, line, and shape that I will occasionally start with a texture or background and embellish it with photos or other imagery.
This work makes my soul sing. My greatest wish is that I bring that kind of happiness and inspiration to those that view it.
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
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"Living the Photo Artistic Life" magazine , published in multiple volumes
"Creative B& W Photo Artistry" volume 2
Visual Arts Alliance of Houston: 10th annual Invitational Juried Exhibition
Tasmanian Camera Club: Seven of my Images shown as part of a slide show that featured about 20 international artists. The show was put together and shown to the Tasmanian Camera Club by Athalie Taylor and later to be viewed by other camera clubs in Australia and New Zealand.
“Ride On Asheville Skate Park” selected one of my pieces from hundreds of entries to be featured on their website and blog. “Flying High” was also used as promotional material for a charity that they sponsor. http://rideonasheville.com/photo-shoot-project/
Houston Photowalks: Houston Camera Club with nearly 3,000 members:
2015 and 2016 First Place winner of "Annual Fix Joe's Busted Images Contest"
Other Websites: ArtBoja.com
This is a website featuring artist from around the world who are a part of Sebastian Michael's' "AWAKE" course. You will find some of the best art in the world on this site.