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Fine Art Gallery – Grand Opening

Just wanted to let all of our friends and neighbors know that Elite PhotoArt is opening a new Fine Art Gallery downtown Springfield, MO. It is located on 325 East Walnut Stree and will open on October 3, 2008. Elite PhotoArt Fine Art Gallery is a member of the First Friday Artwalk.

Elite PhotoArt Fine Art Gallery Press Release

Elite PhotoArt Website

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October 1, 2008 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, design, Drawing, elevated photography, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, holiday, hospitality, hotel, missouri, mo, photo, photoart, photography, prints, springfield, Tile Art, travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elite PhotoArt Expands into Elevated Photography

Elite PhotoArt of Springfield, Missouri expands their business to include Elevated Photography. The business segment is “Elevation, Elevated Photography by Elite PhotoArt.

Springfield, MO (PRWEB) April 10, 2008 — Elite PhotoArt is pleased to announce a unique approach to photography by offering Elevated Photography for architectural, industrial and real estate needs. Their elevated photography business features a van with a mast that is capable of hoisting a still camera or video camera up to 60 feet in the air and is remotely controlled via mechanical and computer controls to capture unique vantage points for their clients. Elite PhotoArt will also use the elevated photography vehicle to capture new and exciting views for their Fine Art business as well.
Elite PhotoArt is an established business based in Springfield, MO and travels the globe capturing images through photography and turning their work into Fine Art Prints for customers in the Hospitality and Healthcare industries as well as businesses and homes.

Read the entire Press Release here!

Elite PhotoArt Fine Art Website

ELEVATION, Elevated Photography

Download the PDF Version of this Press Release. prweb-press-relese-4-10-08

April 12, 2008 Posted by | aerial, aerial photography, art, blogs, elevated photography, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, hospitality, hotel, low level aerial, missouri, mo, photo, photoart, photography, springfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

That Crafty Dragonne – Tile Artwork

This is a wonderful site that you must check out.  My nephew and his wife are some very talented folks that take your artwork, a favorite photograph, or choose from their many images available to put on simulated tile to create a real work of art.  Check out the introduction below and a sample image from their process.

That Crafty Dragonne by Michael and Dorthea Gilbreath 

We create simulated ceramic tile artwork from prints of all sizes.   The difference is that it is all done on a purely wood based backing!  The finished pictures have the feel and look of ceramic tile without the weight or fragility of ceramic.   These versatile works of art come in a beautifully hand cut frame so they can be hung just like a picture.   The print is protected by the resin coating giving it a resilient shine!   We also create custom pieces that can be used as kitchen or bathroom backsplash, coasters, or tabletop inserts.  Truly, we have only just begun to explore the possibilities of this form of artwork.

You can see their work at the WSU Mom’s Weekend Craft Fair at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA on the following dates:

 Apr 12th – 10am to 9pm
 Apr 13th – 9am to 4pm

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Michael and Dorthea created a work of art for us out of one of our images.  I will post that on a follow up post.  You must check out their site for further details of their process.  They can create custom tile artwork for you as well but be prepared these cost more to ship than your average print but it is well worht it!

Check out their site:  That Crafty Dragonne

February 14, 2008 Posted by | art, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, hospitality, hotel, photo, photography, prints, Tile Art, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fine Art Prints from Yvonne Ayoub

Yvonne has a wonderful eye for the arts and lives in a very beautiful part of the world where inspiration comes abundant.  She is so talented creating works of art in many different mediums such as pastels, pen and ink, digital art and photography.  Yvonne’s work caught my eye and we quickly became friends.  She has been very helpful in our quest to get our work published and more recognized.

Yvonne Ayoub

Yvonne’s Bio:

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, of Austrian and English descent, Yvonne Ayoub is
classically trained in the Visual, Performing and Creative Arts.

After a successful career as a ballet dancer, performing on stage & television and teaching dance for many years, she, with her Lebanese husband, built and ran a successful, London-based Print and Design company, while raising their two children. Having travelled extensively since childhood, the one constant in her life, from her earliest years, has been her passion for painting and drawing.

Today, as full-time established artist, illustrator, muralist and photographer, Yvonne works mostly to commission, in a wide variety of media, using a broad range of artistic disciplines. With her imaginative use of colour and keen observation skills, she seeks in her work to reflect and promote the rich diversity of the many fascinating cultures she has experienced throughout the wider global community. Constantly seeking artistic inspiration, Yvonne now divides her time between her homes in central London and the beautiful island of Skiathos, Greece.

Yvonne’s Work:

Arabian Musical Instruments

Acrylics on canvas size 1m x 77cm of lone Berber shepherd and sheep in the Atlas Mountains

digital image commissioned by the oriental belly dancer 'Camelia'

colourful 'caique' in Skiathos harbour

You can see more of Yvonne’s work and purchase framed artwork from her gallery on ImageKind.  Also, please visit Yvonne’s blog and website!

February 6, 2008 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, design, Drawing, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, hospitality, hotel, photo, photoart, photography, prints, travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Morning Springfield – 1-26-08

Here are a couple of images overlooking Cox South Hospital and the Medical Mile.  These were taken approx. 7:00 AM Saturday morning but I just got a chance to post them.

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You can purchase framed arwork on RedBubble and ImageKind.  We also have 1 of 1 Original Artwork and Limited Edition Prints available at Elite PhotoArt.

January 27, 2008 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, hospitality, hotel, photo, photoart, photography, prints, travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Morning Springfield, MO – 1-19-08

It was 8° F this morning here in Springfield, Missouri.  There were a few decent clouds in the sky that would pick up the awesome color of sunrise, so I couldn’t resist getting out to take some new images.  Here are a few images for you to enjoy of this beautiful sunrise.

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You can purchased Cards and Framed Prints of these images and more from RedBubble or ImageKind.

Purchase 1 of 1 Original Artwork and Limited Edition Prints from Elite PhotoArt!

January 20, 2008 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, hospitality, hotel, photo, photoart, photography, prints, travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Featured Artist – Will Borden

Buy Framed Artwork by Will Borden at ImageKind!

Will Borden 

Lives in British Columbia, Canada
Nationality: Canadian

Profile of Will Borden:

I’ll never forget the day when my father presented me with my first camera. It was a few weeks after my tenth birthday, and our family had just sailed back to Canada from France. I have to say, receiving the camera put me over the moon with excitement. I remember thinking something like, “If only I’d had my camera sooner, I could have taken pictures of the ship, the waves, the seagulls, the icebergs, the family and everything else!” I wouldn’t have had enough film- one of my lifelong problems!

From a youth, I was drawn to the fact of how wonderful and unique it was to be able to film and record the beautiful and memorable things that have always been so plentiful for me personally. How fortunate I’ve been when I consider what others have been through at the hands of others. It has always fascinated me how photography gives one the capability of preserving forever what would have otherwise been a forgotten person, entity or defining moment.

I retired in March 2006 after a long and pleasant career. Though still very busy, I can now spend even more time taking pictures! My wife gave me my first digital camera for our 38th wedding anniversary in 2005, that occasion being no less exhilarating than when I received my first camera. And now, I never run out of film!

Without digital technology, I’d never be having the level of fun with photography that I’m currently experiencing. I’ve found that experimenting with new photo techniques and creating digital designs for the first time has been truly pleasurable. My focus has never been on expensive equipment, but rather on the subject matter and composition of photographs. I’ve always maintained, if one doesn’t take the time to move the ketchup bottle out of the way for that family dinner photo – well, you know what I’m getting at!

From my Irish side I’ll phrase a hope for you- “May my photos & designs bring zeal to your doorstep, add zip to your gait and grant zest for a lifetime.”

Image 1 by Will Borden

Image 2 by Will Borden

Image 3 by Will Borden

I find that Will Borden has much the same style as me.  I guess that is what draws me toward his artwork to begin with however, the captivating colors and scenes he has managed to capture in his travels will keep you coming back for more.  In addition to photography Will Borden is an established artist.  There are many colorful prints to choose from.

Be sure to check out all the fantastic artwork and photography by Will Borden.

January 14, 2008 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, Drawing, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, hospitality, hotel, photo, photography, prints, travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Make Sketches From Your Favorite Photos

Make sketches from your favorite photographs.
Here is a really neat program that will allow you to make a nice sketch of your favorite photograph. The program simulateboth color and B&W in pencil and a watercolor effect. 

The program is called AKVIS Sketch.  AKVIS makes many other programs and plug-ins that are fantastic.

See the photos below for a before and after action.

Normal Photograph of Crystal Mill, Colorado (image by William Roberts)

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Image after applying AKVIS Sketch program.

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Check out AKVIS for yourself. There are many adjustments and many options with this program.

AKVIS and AKVIS Sketch are trademarks of AKVIS and are only used in this example to highlight their products.

December 31, 2007 Posted by | art, blogs, design, fine art, how to, HowTo, photo, photoart, photography, prints, travel, tutorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter is Here

The winter months means staying in for many people however some of the most beautiful images can be captured in winter. I can’t wait for snow this year to try and capture some breathtaking images.

December 30, 2007 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, christmas, design, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, holiday, hospitality, hotel, photo, photoart, photography, prints, travel, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas to all from Elite PhotoArt

Here is Christmas shot for you to look at on this wonderful day of Christmas.
Merry Christmas to All!

December 30, 2007 Posted by | art, blogs, canvas, canvas prints, christmas, design, fine art, health, health care, healthcare, holiday, hospitality, hotel, photo, photoart, photography, prints, travel, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment