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Botanicals – Overall Winning Artists Category

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The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories of the Painting & Other Category and the Photography & Digital Category.

All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of September 2012 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. Congratulations to our artists who made our “Botanicals” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have “Botanicals” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Releases sent to you within the next week or so. Thank you for being part of the gallery. To return to the Botanicals Art Exhibition Main Page here.

1st Place – K. Dawne Holmes – “Poppies”

Dawne’s current series of work are botanicals, a passion of mine that has evolved from having traveled amongst and cultivated many families of plants including cacti, succulents and tropicals. Dawne States this about her paintings, “What inspires me is their complexity and diversity as living sculpture. Their sensuality, exuberance and perseverance compels me to convey the joy and fascination that they bring to everday life. My paintings induce a sense of calm and reassurance as well as drama and individual brilliance, helping us to remain connected to nature while being surrounded by technology. My goal is to establish a reputation as an artist in this field of contemporary art.” www.kdawneholmes.com

2nd Place – Ursala I. Abresch – “Summer”

Ursula is a fine art photographer based in the West Kootenays, which is located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Her style can loosely be classified as photo-impressionism. Photo-impressionism allows for the abstraction of subjects, providing much more character than with a representational photo.

For her work, she uses a Nikon digital SLR. She processes her work in Photoshop, and prints on fine art papers using a Hewlett Packard printer and Vivera inks. www.ursulasphotos.org

3rd Place – Roxanne Fawcett – “Poppy Field”

Roxanne Fawcett is a designer and artist living and working in the Seattle area. She is the owner of RGFawcett Design and co-owner of The Roving Gallery, she paints in a quasi-representational style, interpreting nature with intense color and a whimsical sense of humor.

Roxanne states this about her art, “I paint in acrylics in what would be called a representational style. Landscape, still life, animals, flowers … Nature in all its forms are my inspiration. My creative insight has taken form in many mediums — from doodling as a kid to stained glass, graphic design, residential and landscape architecture, ceramics and, of course, painting.” www.rgfawcettdesign.com

4th Place – Lea Foster – “Colorful Calla”

Lea’s life long career has been in Radiation Oncology, as the Director of Services. Lea says this about her art, “My passion for photography started just about 5 years ago when my husband bought me a point and shoot camera. A few months later, I upgraded to a DSLR and as the saying goes, ”the rest is history.”

Lea enjoys and loves to photograph the subjects of nature and wildlife. www.leafosterphotography.com

5th Place – Dara Daniel – “Clematis”

Dara is a Northern California artist and currently paints with oils on canvas and linen. Her subject matter encompasses special places or moments when subject, light and color bring inspiration: a bird soaring or resting, water rushing or gently flowing, a field of wild flowers blooming or trees and vineyards full of color.

Dara’s experience as a sculptor has influenced her direction as a painter. Dara states, “In retrospection and reflection it is the creative process that so compelling. The subjects, techniques and mediums I have studied has enriched my life and, within my transitions in focus and discipline, a sense of continuity prevails.” www.darasfineart.com

6th Place – Pam Borrelli – “Dancing Fuchsias”

Pam Borrelli is a San Francisco, CA based photographer. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Pam’s photography focuses on the interplay between reality and imagination. Pam states, “My goal is to capture a glimpse of that which surrounds us but which we often only vaguely sense and do not clearly see. After years of honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography and love exploring its creative applications.” www.borrelliportraits.com

7th Place – Joe Dekleva – “Fire Lilly”

Joe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1937 and in 1963 he moved to Florida and practiced Dentistry until retiring in 2003. Joe began painting in 1988 and was a self-taught artist. Joe says this about his art, “My art style is realism and I work in watercolor, acrylic and oil media. Most of the exposure of art has been in art exhibits, art shows in and around the Central Florida area, and also through my web page. I have won several awards in my art career.” http://www.JoeDeKlevaFineArt.com

8th Place – Ron Timm – “Lilies”

Ron Timm has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, is a certified international photography judge, past president of the Camera Council, director of the Camera Council Photography Judge Training School and president of the Digital Photographic Society. He is also a photography instructor at the college and community education level and he is also a photo coach to help individuals develop their photographic talents and skills. www.rontimm.com

9th Place – Anthony Berta – “Birth of the Sun”

Anthony Berta was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 10, 1968 and spent his childhood growing up in Columbus. He is an emerging photographer who has been recognized for his photos locally, regionally, and internationally. His works have been exhibited across the United States, Canada, and UK.

He currently is using a Canon Rebel T2i SLR, Apple MacBook Pro, and Adobe product suite. He currently resides in San Diego, CA, where he continues his passion of photography as well as pursuing interest in painting, cooking, graphic art, music, and travel. Anthony also supports many charity event’s like Amazon Foundation and Peace Project. http://theurbanmethod.com

10th Place – Brian Miller – “Yellow Tulips”

Brian Everett Miller is a fine art photographer based in West Virgina. Brian studied art history in college and did some painting early on but did not find photography until he was in his thirties. Brian says this about his art, “I happened upon a documentary entitled “Camera Obscura”, and it really spoke to that part of me that was searching for something. I bought a camera the next day and never looked back. I engage in all genres of photography, but I usually work in one theme or series at a time, chasing after whatever interests me. I am currently at work on an upcoming book of flower photography. The work of Robert Mapplethorpe and Imogen Cunningham has been huge influences of mine while working on the book.” http://brianeverettmillerphotography.com