Featured Artist Laura Berman

Artist Laura Berman enhances her photography with painting to create images that show the natural world in a new way. View more of her art on her website.

 

“Tiarella” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tiarella” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

My path as an artist has been a winding one, always spiraling around the visual arts which seemed as natural as breathing to me.

 

“Rudbeckia” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Rudbeckia” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

After my art school training as a painter, I became a landscape designer, a community garden educator and organizer and a graphic designer before taking the plunge in 2006 to become a full-time photographer.

 

“Lavender” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lavender” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

My photographic work has appeared in magazines, books and commercial products. It focuses on plants, gardens, food, farms and the people who create them.

 

“Sunflower” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunflower” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

The continuous thread throughout is my love for the beauty of the natural world. I’m fascinated by varied ways of seeing and interpreting this beauty. It is less to do with the things I see and everything to do with the way I see them; not about what the camera sees but about what I feel.

 

“Wild Fires” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wild Fires” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

I interpret my vision using the digital tools available through my computer, creating work that is a convergence of photography and painting.

 

“Monarch's World” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Monarch’s World” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

By blurring the line between painting and photographic realism, I want to connect to the natural world on an emotional level and share that vision so that others may really look at things they may have otherwise overlooked.

 

“Autumn-flight” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Autumn-flight” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

Until recently, my work has been focused on small and intimately seen subjects. However, a move from the city in 2012 reawakened my desire to look at the larger picture.

 

“Night Flight” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Night Flight” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

Finding large natural vistas in the city was difficult, but the beautiful Ontario countryside has many. Additionally, the ever-changing light makes these vistas constantly new, inspiring me to create more and more landscape images.

 

“Heading-Home” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Heading-Home” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

I still, however, love to explore macro subjects and create plant and flower portraits.

 

“Dawn Mist” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Laura Berman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dawn Mist” Photo-based Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

The natural world is so incredibly varied and I try to always deepen the way in which I experience and interpret it. I draw on everything from the Old Masters, to the Impressionists and the Expressionists to reimagine the world.

 

Artist Laura Berman invites you to follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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