Half Dome First Snowfall Japanese Print Series#1, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada Mountains California Landscape Art. Photograph taken November 2004, digitized and stylized into a Japanese print. See more about this image here:http://www.ldarnell.com/GALLERY/photo.php?photo=157
I started my fine art career in 2003. Leaving a graphics major at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1970 for an award-winning 30 year career in television and motion pictures. Following that, I've spent 7 years as a marketing consultant, webdesigner, commercial photographer with advertising and layouts in national publications. Click here to see some of my commercial work. Never far from photography, graphics and fine art, my focus for the past 5 years has been to develop painterly landscape images from my photographs.
I've been greatly influenced by regional artists in Eastern Pennsylvania where I grew up; and regional photographers and painters in Central California, where I live. For most of my life, photography has been an interest, only recently with the advent of Macintosh-based Photoshop have I been able to join my interest in landscape photography with painting. In my formative years, I worked in many media including painting and printmaking, including the recently developed photo-based silk screening. My present work is a logical continuum in my using photography as a tool for a final image.
To preserve the unique and limited nature of original art work, I have chosen to limit the number of prints produced from any of my images. In the creative process, I work toward the realization of a particular image which I consider my 'original.' That particular print is labeled the 'original.' Following that image will be no more than 20 signed and numbered limited edition prints made. There may be one canvas print made. There will never be any subsequent signed prints made in the future.
Recently recognized in Art Business News' Emerging Artist Section, I have shown in California galleries, and has had numerous commercial photographs and ad layouts published nationally. I am not presently represented.