Nigel Dickson and Laura Berman – Inuit Fine Art Gallery 2020

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Title: Nigel Dickson and Laura Berman Cultivarte

Inuit Fine Art Gallery
37 Walton St
Port Hope
Phone 905-885-2555

Wednesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

Nigel Dickson

Laura Berman


Laura Berman

My work is an exploration of the interior and emotional life of animals. By creating an atmosphere of classically dramatic light and space to illuminate my subjects’ individuality and emotions, I offer the viewer the opportunity to recognize these animals as ‘some-one' not as 'some-thing'.

These emotive portraits bring together my love for both painting and photography, a natural outgrowth of my early training as painter and more than twenty years as a designer and photographer. Through innovative digital techniques I create images that reflect the way my mind and heart understand the scene more fully than with photography alone.

My work begins with the literal photograph. I then ‘digitally paint’ into it using a series of transparent overlays and digital brushwork to create an image with an emotional impact more real than the reality of a photographic recording.

Nigel Dickson: Apples & Pears 2020

I have always liked Victorian botanical illustrations and with this series I wanted to see if I could emulate that style photographically, using a mixture of lighting, ‘stacking’ in Photoshop and my secret ingredient: dulling spray.

After spending so much time with these apples & pears, I feel that they have their own personality.

Special thanks to Colin & Dianne Campbell (Campbell Orchards) for generously letting me raid their orchards in Prince Edward County last September & October

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