I was initially an acrylic painter, beginning in Junior High. I continue in that medium with a realistic style, although I try to loosen up with some subjects.
Much later I began taking photographs as a means to capture scenes I might want to paint afterward. Eventually I discovered that I also enjoy photography and started taking photographs as an additional outlet for my creativity.
My first published work was in the literary magazine “KC Voices”. Since then I have attended workshops and lectures with well known photographers to increase my skill level.
I paint and take photos of things that inspire me. Thus, my art is mostly of animals, nature and Greek/Roman or Victorian inspired architecture. I have many gardens in my yard and enjoy taking photos of my backyard wildlife.
I like a strong subject/focal point in my photography and I choose to photograph in color because I find the many different colors and hues in nature to be an integral part of the beauty.
Visit my website at https://jackiechamberlain.wordpress.com