Artist Statement

When Covid hit, I could no longer travel and photograph the world. So I turned inward and began to photograph flower portraits. I posed cut flowers with various backgrounds and reflective surfaces.  Light painting techniques make the images more dramatic. I experimented with different types of light sources, light movements and timing, and under/over exposures.
Then I moved my floral photography underwater into an aquarium. I inject inks and paints  to swirl around the flowers, creating drama and atmosphere. There is a 1 to 2 minute window where I can get a clear shot before the water becomes too murky. This makes for a quick, intense, energetic shooting session. Sometimes I get nothing, and sometimes I get magic!  I call this new series, Submerged.

Check out my website to see the full Creative Flower galleries. All of my printing is done in Santa Cruz at Bay Photo, nationally aclaimed for quality printing. I prefer my images on metallic paper which gives them an iridescent luster and depth.

Viewing beautiful art can help relieve stress. Once inside a gallery, I recommend clicking the slideshow and sitting back to relax.

You can view my landscape and travel photos on my Flickr site,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barbara_brundage/

 

Biography

I earned an MFA from Pratt Institute in Art to Wear Jewelry Design. My jewelry was featured in many national and international exhibitions and galleries. But I have always taken photos. I switched to photography as my main medium about 10 years ago.  I have recently had work on display in Athens and London.  My photos have been published in a book on Yosemite and featured on several travel websites.

Recent exhibitions include:

The Santa Cruz Art League

The Blitzer Gallery

The Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery

The Acropolis Restoration Project, Athens, Greece

Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, “The Second Half”

The Marin Society of Arts, “Exposed 2021”, and “Through the Lens”

Decode Gallery, Tucson, AZ, “Blue”, and “Flora and Fauna”

The Boomer Gallery, London, England, "Boomer Week'

JCOS ArtHaus, Los Gatos

Spanish Peaks Art Council, CO,” 2021 Photography Show”

Edward A Dixon Gallery, Dayton OH, “Joy, This is Just What I Needed”

The Ohanlon Center in Mill Valley CA, “Women Artists Making Their Mark” and "Monochromatic"

The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray, KT, “The Magic Silver Show”

New Jersey Photography Forum, The International Photography Exhibit, “Unframed”

Flagler County Art League, FL, “Picture This!”

Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA, “The 13th Annual Juried Art Show”

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA, "Glimpses of Illumination"

Fairfield Suison Visual Arts Association CA, "58th Annual Art Exhibit", 1st place, color photography

Modern Visual Arts Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, 'Celebrate Art"

Santa Cruz Open Studios 2021 and 2022

Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, "This Is Now"

Found Art Collective, Scotts Valley, CA Pop Ups

Wickford Art Association, E Greenwich, RI, "Botanicals"

County Building, Santa Cruz, "Arts Council Exhibit"

Loosen Gallery, Rome, Italy, "The Ephemeral and Evanescence Perception"

The Bargetto Art and Wine Festival

 

Location

Soquel, California

Email
bbrundagephoto@gmail.com
Website
https://www.bbrundagephotography.com/
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