Dede Farrar does vibrant and unusual paintings of pets, wildlife, and working animals. She asked for a website makeover, and we were glad to give her one.
“I strive for a dreamlike quality, and a sense of timelessness.” Cathy Leaycraft‘s beautiful, haunting images are created without the use of computer manipulation Rather, she photographs them through a glass sphere. “I do not directly photograph the landscape. I photograph its reflection on the glass surface; the environments behind and below the sphere create additional layers of imagery. On occasion, I insert an object into my sphere thus creating a reflected, surreal world for my selected subject.”
Cathy was using one of our older templates, which wasn’t mobile-friendly, and which meant she only had access to our older fonts. She agreed to let me update her site.
Joseph Vorgity is a contemporary realist watercolorist and printmaker. He makes beautiful woodblock prints influencedby the American Precisionist Movement, the Arts and Craft Movement, and Japonisme. He was using one of our older templates, which wasn’t mobile-friendly and didn’t take advantage of our new fonts.
Laurinda Stockwell was using one of our oldest templates, which was not mobile-friendly and didn’t show off her intriguing work as well as it could have. Her work is so immediate and strong that it didn’t require too many bells and whistles, but I wanted a color that complemented it rather than detracted from it. Her work deals with a lot of natural subjects and features a lot of greens and blues, so I ended up with this sort of burlap-and-linen combination that I hope is elegant without calling too much attention to itself. I chose one of our newer fonts for the name of her site, and made it much bigger. I also added a home page to her site, choosing an image that seems to invite the viewer into the site.