A Touch of Horse Heaven 2 by Andrea Lawrence
Tell HorseOwnerToday.com the story behind Andrea Lawrence and her art.
I grew up in a small town just outside of Regina. Living on a ranch, for a young girl, had its good points and bad points. It was good that I had the horses in my life to keep me busy and in great shape, but sometimes the work that went with it was hard. Between trail rides, showing and doing the chores, I found myself trying to find some peace and quiet by writing poems and drawing pictures. I had also always enjoyed taking pictures. In 2001, I decided on a change in careers, and took a computer course along with other classes. One day, I opened up the Adobe Photoshop program, and I accidentally 'manipulated' the photo I had on the screen. The rest is history. I had finally found my medium in which to work, and blend my drawings, photographs and poetry. I am a published poet, and write some 'cowboy' poetry. I have sold art out of the Letter Box Art Gallery in Lumsden SK, and have my images for sale on my website at:
What changes have occurred within the digital photography art scene in the last several years?
You will find thousands of images covering a wide variety of things. It is nice, however, to see the world through someone else's eyes. It is better if you have an imagination, and make people sit up and take notice. I will not continuously try to create similar images, but try to see something within the picture and bring it out. I hand draw images using the mouse, as well as manipulate my photographs. I am constantly learning new programs in order to keep a step ahead of the competition.
What will be HOT art this spring?
I think any art that touches some ones soul, or reminds them of a time in their life when they were healthy and happy will be the 'hot art'. It does not matter what type of art it is, it has to grab you. If my art makes you shake your head, or say "wow", then I have succeeded by getting a reaction out of you. Everyone has different taste, but I am sure I have something you will like, and that is just twisted enough to make you want to own it. Have a colourful life, and may the winds of heaven blow through your horses ears.