Fine digital artist Jeanne Gadol was an early embracer of digital technology for her artistic expression. She started a graphic design business and was one of the first desktop publishers and website designers. An avid photographer, before digital cameras were perfected she moved to the digital darkroom by scanning her negatives and expanded her digital skills beginning with Photoshop 1. Soon thereafter she became enamored with what she could do by combining her digital and photographic skills (and later her paintings) to create totally new works of art. She gave up her graphic design business to pursue this full time and now creates both wall art and a line of silk scarves.
Gadol considers art, nature, growth, and exploration her life forces, themes clearly visible in her art. While a photograph or painting is sometimes an end piece, more often she starts with a compelling photograph and then expresses and superimposes her aesthetic and emotional reactions to it by combining it with other photographs, her acrylic paintings, and/or utilizes a variety of digital techniques as she creates a totally new work of art. Her resulting pieces range from bold to delicate, vibrant to subdued and contemplative to whimsical.
A professional artist for over fifteen years, Gadol has received numerous awards, was published in PC Photo magazine with a 6-page article about her work, and exhibited in many venues in solo, juried, and group shows (locally including Filoli, the San Mateo County Court House, Woodside and Atherton Libraries, and The Main Gallery). She also taught the digital portion of world renowned photographer and environmental activist Robert Glenn Ketchum’s workshops.
Peninsula Framing and Gallery in San Mateo represents her fine digital art and silk scarves.
You can see more of Jeanne’s work on her website.
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