Design, Artwork of all kinds, graphic design, jewelry design.
My education includes a PhD in International Communications.
Art Collections (French, Russian), Literature
Applications: Adobe Photoshop, Not Listed, Not Listed, Adobe Lightroom, Final Cut Pro
Creative Fields:Digital Art, Fine Arts, Sculpture, Photography, Video Production
|City: DFW||Personal Site: http://www.anightowlsarts.com|
|Location: USA||Work URL: http://www.thrulenseyes.com|
|Experience: 34 years, 10 months||Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anightowl|
|Employer: Owner/Business||Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/glnart|
|Title: Chairman||LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25894684&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro|
|Status: Freelancing / Busy||Other: http://www.youtube.com/user/deviantartistabbey?feature=mhee|
I''ve done some of my introducing in the short bio above, but this gives me the opportunity to tell you more about me as a person, rather than a group of statistics. I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. Not just a visual artist, but also music, poetry, written are, and almost every kind of art you can imagine. My very earliest memories are of an art teacher who was also my kindergarten teacher (I was barely 5 years old). Mrs. Beaver taught me things about drawing, and light that I use to this day.
I'm also a learner, and a teacher and have always done both. Although, I have achieved the highest level of education that I need, I always want to be in some kind of a class learning something new. One of the hallmarks of my career, is that once I have mastered a skill, I tend to tire of it, and move on to the next, I can attribute this only to my desire to "learn and remember" all that I learn, and then to pass it on to others with the same drive to succeed.
I'm a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a daughter, and a friend to my friends. Of the entire list, I do believe that you can also be friends with your children, grandchildren, and parents. It is of utmost importance to me that I be, not a casual friend, but a true friend, who will be there when everyone else has gone home. Those are the qualities I seek in others, and the qualities I aspire to find in myself.
" .....I’m just an artist, a changeling,
An intellect by night
Writing poetry and painting
Fanning my own creative light.
I’m a collector and creator
Of the colors that I see
Ever striving to improve on
Works that now – are me.
I’m a rebel, always pushing
At the bonds that surround my life
Flying off to far off lands
To relieve my inner strife.
I’m a mother and a lover
I’m a tenderhearted soul
Walking gently on my pathway
Listening to my rock n roll."
Excerpt from poetry written by me (c)g.abbey 2010
My chosen design field varies with the time period in which I am working. At this time, I am working mainly in the various versions of Photoshop, stretching it to see what can be accomplished with Digital Art Work. I am including real life objects, then changing them into almost total digital works, with the original object as the basis of the series. For example, the series "Broken Mirrors" is a series of works that are all made from a series of photos taken of a real broken mirror. The final works in no way resemble either mirrors, or glass, much less broken mirrors, but the basis of all is that broken mirror. This kind of artwork is intriguing to me, and has been to others. Enjoy them, as the venue will change soon.
My favorite applications are pretty well set by now, although I am very open to learning new program.s For the purpose of this bio, here is a list of my favorite applications, in no particular order:
1. Adobe Master Suite - taking into account ALL of the modules
a. No discussion about Adobe is complete without taking into account the hundreds on plug ins available. My favorites are onOne Software and Topaz Suite.
2. Apple's Final Cut Pro
3. Microsoft's Office is just a little bit less useful than Apple's Pages program, and I do use it, but I only use it to be compatible with other users. My preference is, by far, Apples' Suite: Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
4. I thorough enjoy and use regularly a small application called "Evernote".
5. Apple's Basic Line of Installed Apps, including iTunes, Quicktime, and the iCloud.
6. I love the ConnectNow Program sold by Adobe.
7. I'm having a little debate in my mind, whether I love Aperature more than Lightroom. At this point, I'm using both.