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Artist Profile: Carol Leigh

Two Buoys Left of Depth by Carol Leigh

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It is always interesting to us when we look at some of the artworks we have here at Fine Art America the creativity and diversity of our wonderful artists. They make the world more beautiful each and every day through their creations. Maybe that’s why we like talking about our artists so much, we think they help us make the world more beautiful each time they create art.

One of our amazing artists’ works through a combination of photomontages, in which she combines different pictures she has taken in new and interesting ways. Through her work, Carol Leigh seeks to combine areas of life that may not be combined usually that allow us to go beyond what we normally see.

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Biography

Carol Leigh is both an artist and a writer about art, photography, and the uses of photography in the process. She is based in the Pacific Northwest, and much of her art revolves around images of the sky, the trees and the ocean that are present in the Pacific Northwest. Carol Leigh writes guidebooks about where people could visit to take pictures in California, as well as newsletters about great places to take photographs in the United States as a whole. She also teaches photography classes, as well as teaching other classes online.

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Works

Many of Carol Leigh’s photomontages are abstract in nature, although some of them have a more realistic tone. She has numerous works that focus on fishing and boating, which is a common theme in her works. Her photomontages of fishing nets and buoys appear to leap off the pages, and the photography is vivid. While many people think of fishing nets and buoys as dirty and encrusted with the detritus of the ocean, such as seaweed, fish scales, or seashells, Carol Leigh’s art of buoys and nets is clean and bright.

In addition to her photomontages of fishing, Carol Leigh has done photomontages of trees, in many different shapes and styles, many of which have an abstract quality. There are leaves that are portrayed against a varied background of different colors and shades. Trees are displayed in shadow and dressed in the colors of fall and spring. Trees are done as double-exposures in light and shadow. There are also trees against a stormy sky with clouds and roots exposed.

Carol Leigh’s other studies she has done look at pieces of paint and rust photographed and added to surfaces, which creates a beautiful abstract effect and an interplay of light and dark colors. She has also done an extraordinary montage series of Japan and Japanese culture.

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Carol Leigh’s art would make a great addition to any home that appreciate the use of photomontages or photography, as her work features both abstract art and realism. Her art could be featured as a calming, unique piece in a bedroom or meditation room, as well as office space, or be the focal point of artwork in a living room. Have a look at her work today, and we bet you find something there you can’t live without.

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