In 1984 my mother took me to London. As a 14 year old obsessed with music and all things UK, I spent my time wandering the streets looking for punks and musicians to photograph. I came across this photo of Shaftesbury Ave, and decided to give it a twist by adding graffiti to the bus and buildings, and manipulating the color. The graffiti source photo was from a bar bathroom I photographed in Brooklyn, NY.
Digital Collage printed on canvas .
20" w x 30" w
Shipping cost: $30.00
Artist + Paige PowellFollow this artist
I am a professional graphic designer and mixed media artist. With a background in advertising, my digital work combines playful, bold color with a humorous nod to the absurd.
The 318 Collages mix Shreveport landmarks with vintage and modern cultural elements for a surreal look at my hometown.
In The Couch Series, I experiment with stunning color saturations and whimsical personalities to create story book portraits, reminiscent of album covers that captivated me in youth.
My mixed media pieces layer collage with epoxy resin inside wooden frames to create depth and resemble shadow boxes.
I studied fine arts with a focus in studio painting at Stephens College, and graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1993 with a degree in Music and Video Business. I honed my professional talents in the Dallas music industry before returning to Shreveport.
Locally, I worked as an artist for National Mail-It and Millennium Group Advertising. I also served as Communications Director for the State Fair of Louisiana, designing the fair’s first web site, before joining Eldorado Resort Casino. I served as Eldorado’s artist for over eleven years and managed the casino’s brand aesthetic.
In 2016, I left the casino to pursue freelance graphic design and focus on my own artistic endeavors. I have a studio/gallery located in downtown Shreveport inside ArtiFact Louisiana. The majority of my work can be purchased at ArtiFact, but you can also find my works for sale at ArtSpace, Shreveport, Agora Borealis, and 318 Art & Garden.
A love of travel and cultural events, have provided me with a camera roll of photos ready to create faux dreamscapes and depictions of the world around me.SHREVEPORT
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