I have been some sort of artist since I could wield a crayon as a precocious tyke. I've worked for 50 years as a graphic and fine artist, but I fell in love with digital art when I had the first of three thumb joint replacement surgeries. With my hands in casts for three summers in a row, the urge for creative expression overpowered. I quickly discovered that I could push the mouse around and click without much pain, and digital collage emerged.
I create art because doing so infuses my spirit with a powerful, elemental connection to the universe. Each piece is an intimate expression of my own vitality, of the thrill of living every day. Each work of art offers an exploration of endless possibilities, encompassing the depth of my intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual experience.
My images layer a wide variety of elements--colors, textures, light effects and photographic and other images--to achieve some funky, fun, often very unexpected results. Each image is one of a kind and may contain as many as 100 layers in a finished work, though most are between 20 and 50.
A marriage of technology and traditional art forms, digital fine art allows me to push the limits of my creative nature, to fine tune my composition, and to achieve a harmonious balance of texture, color and luminosity that lifts the spirit and inspires a sense of wonder.
Barbara Berney joined Pixels.com Licensing on May 20th, 2010.