"Art is the most precise way of translating an experience to others. "
For Bonnie McCann, the starting point for each image occurs in the field. Once the artist returns to her studio, she lets the photographic image tell her where to go next. Using both Photoshop and Corel Painter, McCann subtly, or dramatically, alters each photograph, striving to create images that will evoke memories for her viewers of other times and places.
From layering techniques to alteration of colors and intensities to blending and painting, McCann finds within the digital toolbox an endless array of techniques. The artist uses many different techniques for each image, often getting so caught up in the creation, that the precise mechanical steps to achieving the final image are forgotten. Letting go of technicalities and preconceptions, Bonnie McCann creates her best work in the studio, reacting to the changing images in front of her.
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