C A R O L T I P P I N G
About me :I trained in Fine Art - Painting - in Manchester, U.K. completed Post Graduate Teacher Training course in Liverpool and taught in schools, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. And Wirral Metropolitan College, U.K - the same time as painting and regularly showing work in mixed and one-man exhibitions in Liverpool. In 1989, I changed direction and studied Astrology. I worked for Radio City Gold, Liverpool for three years as their resident Astrologer. THEN - the major addition to my life was the computer!
Combining photography with my painting has finally been what I was always looking for. I would say that it has become an obsession! I like the fact that I can create anything that I want and still look for innovative ways to work with this medium. I've always liked to be "different" and there is no end to the possibilities. Although I explain my work in Astrological terms, it is not totally necessary, as the pictures should speak for themselves - but then I believe that every piece of Artwork shows the mental/emotional state of the artist at the time of creation- which of course is influenced by the energies that are around at that time.
I am presently a "Contributor" to "Digital Photographer and Creative Imaging" Magazine which comes out monthly. The work I do for the magazine is Fine Art biased, creating pictures which are a combination of Photo and Painting, (Real or Digital) tutorials and reviews.
My personal work now is becoming more "painterly" - still bringing elements of photography into the work - but as layer blending modes, over a painted background. Watch this space