Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that durga Garcia has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
durga Garcia is a South Carolina based photographer. durga specializes in creating timeless portrait photography. durga was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #8. The placement in this competition qualified her photography to be showcased in this feature.
durga’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 550+ News Outlets, Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC TV & Radio Sites and inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her Artist Showcase Feature in their various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are durga's Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
durga Garcia, an internationally acknowledged working photographer, author, educator, judge and curator. Has earned numerous major awards, such as the "Timeless Award" Miami; the "Master's Award" Italy; "2014 LAMCP People Photographer of the Year"; Top 100 Photographers, Germany 2015: Top 20 Photographers, Miami 2016 and the “2016 Best Photography Studio Award”
durga exhibits her work internationally, with solo shows in New York City, Palm Beach and Athens Greece.
Art magazines have featured durga’s work including, “Art Tour International” Italy 2016 Back cover; “Extraordinary Vision” Australia 2016; 100 Top Photographers, Germany 2016;
“Inside Artists” England 2016; “Art Tour International” Italy 2015; Best of Photography USA 2011; FORUM Magazine USA 20111
“durga Garcia is a leading personality in the sphere of fine art photography and an award-winning fine art photographer recognized for her unique storytelling and surrealist images. Well versed in headshots, animal portraits, and conceptual photography, Garcia has an unrestrained connection with the symbol of femininity, describing the female form as a reminiscent of care, nurture, empathy, sensitivity, and kindness. Using tints of monochrome and earthy colors to relate to the idea of the environment, applying desaturated tones in all her images.” - Jeff Tubosa fall 2017 ArtTour Magazine
durga Garcia’s work hangs in private homes and in the permanent public collections of the South Nevada Museum of Art; Center of Fine Art Photography; International Museum of Digital Art and the Latin American Museum of Contemporary Photography. She is internationally recognized for her commissioned portraits.
An assemblage of timeless portraits, whether in Italy, the Netherlands or South Carolina each portrait will have a beautiful symbiotic relationship with their plant, tree or animal surroundings. Portraits seemingly un-posed, a moment caught in time.
Using muted organic tones to create quality images, with gestures, textures and often the unexpected.
I strive to make an image that is thought-provoking, an image that people will be taken by, to want to look at more closely, to notice any subtle nuances and most of all to be a memorable image that will hang over the fireplace becoming a family treasure.
My hope is for viewers to be in awe of the natural combined beauty. durga's website: www.durgaGarcia.com
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is very proud to announce that durga Garcia, a Florida based fine art photographer is now our featured artist and she will be presented in the Gallery’s Artist Showcase for the next 30 days. durga is a published, International Award winning and merited photographer of fine art images. She is a freelance professional photographer of intimate portraits, Art for Artists, Events & Projects.
durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures, with a past that has had her live in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, show jumper, equine veterinary paramedic, art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.
durga has parlayed her many years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details while keeping her senior fine art appraisal accreditations, from both the America Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Appraisers current.
She manages the first year for a Guide Dog in training, often working with one at her side. She is a wife of a U.S. Marine/football referee and mother to 4 awesome daughters.
Currently, she holds positions as the Curator of Exhibitions at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, is the Staff photographer at the Lighthouse Art Center and works with the Jonathan Dickinson Park & Canine Assist Therapy.