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Michele Loftus

Artistic Imagery

by Michele Loftus

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Variety is the Spice of Life

This old saying is "something that you say which means life is more interesting when it changes often." (Quoted from the Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd Edition). (According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer the original phrase comes from William Cowper's poem "The Task" (1785)).

This classic saying applies to my art as well. From artwork created using traditional art materials such as Pen and Drawing Inks, Oils and Acrylics to images created using the camera or computer, I find working in a variety of mediums not only challenging but very satisfying. I simply love the process and the challenge of creating images of a variety of subjects and utilizing a wide variety of mediums.

It's not unusual that I will have several pieces going at once at different stages of development. I work on them at will, depending on my mood. Some reach the finished stage and become part of my portfolio, while others never see the light of day.

Through each attempted or finished piece, however, I continue to learn something new during the process of creating that can be used in future work.





All work contained in this website is copyrighted and may not be used, reproduced, or downloaded without express permission of the artist.

Thank you.

I am primarily a photographer and photo restoration artist with over 20 years of professional photographic experience working for major studios as well as independently in the Worcester area..

I have taught Photoshop classes through the Worcester Night Life Adult Education Program, Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School Adult Education Program in Charlton, MA and the Workshop 13 Cultural and Arts Center in Ware, MA. I continue to work on occasional projects of my choosing digitizing and restoring old negatives.

Although primarily a photographer and digital artist, I also enjoy painting and drawing using acrylics, oils, and pen and ink.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS
Massasoit Art Guild, East Brookfield, MA,
Arts Center East, Vernon, CT

RECENT AWARDS:

* 2016 Wintry Woods: Emile Gaucher Memorial Award in Oil - Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2016 Breaking Wave: 2nd place in Acrylics - Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2016 My Father's Watches: juried in to the Davis Art Gallery for the "Moments in Time" exhibit
* 2015 Tree of Blue and Gold: First Place in Digital Art- Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2015 Strolling on the Beach: 3rd Place in Digitally Enhanced Photography- Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2015 Bermuda Gate: 3rd Place in Drawing - Massasoit Art Guild 2015 Show
* 2015 Strolling on the Beach: Displayed at the Massachusetts State House, Boston MA, Summer 2015
* 2015 Tree of Gold: 1st Place in Digital Imaging - Massasoit Art Guild 2015 Show
* 2015 Union Station and Reflections of Downtown Worcester Juried into the Worcester City Hall Gallery through the Worcester Alliance of Photographers.
* 2015 Beach Entrance in Black and White Juried into the Worcester City Hall Gallery through the Worcester Alliance of Photographers
* 2015 Early Morning Sunrise on the North Shore Juried into the Worcester City Hall Gallery through the Worcester Alliance of Photographers
* 2015 Top of Tip Toe Mountain: Juried into the Davis Art Gallery for "InVision"
* 2014 Jay Lyons Memorial Road Race: Juried into the Worcester City Hall Gallery through the Worcester Alliance of Photographers
* 2014 Boat at Dock in Salem Juried into the Worcester City Hall Gallery through the Worcester
Alliance of Photographers
* 2014 Storm's Approaching Honorable Mention in Acrylics- Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2014 Imprints in the Sand: Polly Cook Memorial Award- Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2014 Light Wings: First Place Digital Art- Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2014 Imprints in the Sand: First Place in Traditional Photography- Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show
* 2014 Jay Lyons Memorial Road Race Honorable Mention in Digitally Enhanced Photography-
Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show

My work can be seen in Central Massachusetts at Cormier Jewelers and Art Gallery in Spencer, The Massasoit Art Guild Studio in East Brookfield, or periodically at any of the display venues of the Massasoit Art Guild in addition to the Annual October Massasoit Art Guild Show.