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Hello viewers and members - In keeping with our group goals to celebrate not only the art but the artists - please look to this section to see the monthly featured artist information. This artists work will occupy the Featured section of the gallery all month

The featured artist for the month of May is (insert drum roll here)

~Smurfesque


Bernice was one of our first members, certainly one of our most prolific members, and one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting on dA. She has a great natural eye for a picture, and uses post-production in some of the most unique ways.

It is a pleasure to feature her work this month. I hope you enjoy as much as we do. Please visit her gallery, and show some love.

... and now, ~Smurfesque in her own words.

Hi everyone, I am originally from Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland but came to the Gold Coast, Australia 4 years ago. I love it here and I have made friends who enjoy art as I do and have joined a Photo Arts Club at Tweed Heads which stretches my photographic skills. Although I have had many occupations along the way (Countryside Ranger[protecting the planet], Graphic Artist [beautifying the planet], Weapons Trials Project Manager for QinetiQ [blowing up the planet], hotelier [making money]), I now find myself as a Marketing Manager for two local professional contemporary artists. I always wanted to spend more time on art and now my dream has come true as I work part-time and have given up watching TV!

About 18 months ago I decided to teach myself some photoshop stuff (to improve my not so perfect photographs) which quickly turned into a passion for me! I have been photoshopping like mad ever since. About 7 months ago I got the hang of layers and started doing photomontage [link] and now photomanipulation I also scan into the computer some of my artworks and give them a whole new digital persona [link]

The majority of my gallery is, however, digital darkroom with the older images full of filters and saturation [link] and the newer stuff a bit more subtle [link]

Other things to look for in my gallery are designs created for tee shirts [link] and images created totally digitally [link] and Vexel illustrations [link] and architecture [link] and celtic inspired knotwork and brushes [link]

I use an Olympus 725 SW compact digital waterproof camera and sometimes my partner's Canon EOS20D, a cheap and cheerful graphic tablet, CS3, a vivid imagination and endless patience.

I have been truely amazed at what I've learned over the past year and a half and the great fun I've had with it all. At the end of the day.....that's what life's for.....having fun.

Thank you for this oppertunity to show my work to a larger audience and for listening to me.

Hugs and kisses Bernice (aka ~Smurfesque ):hug:

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Smurfesque
Bernice Camlin
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Australia
I live on the Gold Coast Australia and enjoy drawing and painting with my friend Lesley. Right now I am learning new watercolour techniques and slowly the penny is dropping. Hubby, Al takes loads of photos and I take some too and I spend time making them look good in CS5. Photomontage, Mixed Media, Photo-manipulation and Digital Darkroom have become an obsession!
I was looking for source inspiration when I stumbled on DA (MAY 2009). Now I am on most days to upload new images or see if anyone has looked at the pictures in my gallery or even left a comment. Great fun and lots of curteous people :worship:

Current Residence: Gold Coast, Australia
Favourite genre of music: classic rock
Favourite style of art: Op Art
Shell of choice: Ammonite
Favourite cartoon character: Tintin
Personal Quote: A career is a wonderful thing but you can't snuggle up to it on a cold night!
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Hello thank you so much for the fav :heart:
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Thanks for the fav! Glad you liked my T-shirt design!
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Hi I know this is a late reply, but I've been very busy with uni studies these past few months...

I would just like to say thanks every so much for the fave :glomp: It means a lot to me!! :love:
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Welcome to :iconpaisley-power: we hope you enjoy being here :tea::cookie:
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Thanks for the fav!! :D
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Have the happiest Happy birthday of your life Bernice! :iconbirthdaycakeplz: :ahoy: :party:
And thanks for the recent fave! :ahoy: :hug:
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for the fave :)
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Heeey!
Thank You so much 4 the :+fav: [link] !
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