Featured Artist of the Month:
Photographer Veronica Stewart
By Betsy Hecht Cramb
This month our featured artist is an accomplished photographer, Veronica Stewart. Veronica was born in Colombia and from the age of 4 to 13, was raised by two professional photographers in Banff, Alberta, Canada. From childhood on, photography has been a significant part of her life. Ronnie says her art as a photographer was also influenced by time spent living in places with spectacular light, inspiring culture and panoramas. These included the Canadian Rockies, the south of France, the Caribbean, Peru and the southern United States.
During her frequent world travels, Ronnie seeks to photograph indigenous people, seldom-seen panoramas and cultural facets. Her current personal photographic trajectory also has focused on documenting a “sense of place” with enhanced digital images documenting Florida and the southern United States, with urban, natural and rural themes. Her goal is to produce archival-quality art prints and art imagery with complex digital editing technology.
Ronnie believes it is the mood and composition of a scene and subject that make it interesting and pictorially fascinating. She shares with other photographers the maxim that capturing the image with the camera is only half the process; the other half involves the thoughtful processing of a specific digital “negative.”
Educated at the University of Florida and Adelphi College, Ronnie has won many awards in her career including:
- Annual members’ art show award at the Florida Museum of Photographic Art in 2014,
- Professional Association of Visual Artists/PAVA: annual members’ show awards (2013, 2014), “Best of Show” in members’ show at the Leepa Rattner Museum, 2009.
- Merit award at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center members’ Show, 2014; and third place, 2015.
In addition to these awards, Ronnie has participated in numerous exhibitions of her work including:
- St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, Artway Gallery one person show (2014); Clearwater Municipal gallery (2014, one person show); Ruth Eckerd Hall (2013, small group show); and scheduled for September, 2015, a one person show at Palm Harbor Library.
- Four Winds Gallery show (2008), Beaufort, SC.
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Publications which have recently featured Ronnie’s photography include: One Day Tampa Bay, Florida Museum of Photographic Art, 2013; Southeast Asia Odyssey, self-published 2009; and A Photographer’s Guide to Beaufort, SC, 2009.
If you have any questions or wish to contact Ronnie directly, her e-mail is email@example.com.
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