Photographic Artist

Karen Waters

Rustically textured, visions of natureā€¦

Artist Type: Digital Artist, Mixed-Media, Photographer

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Contact: Karen Waters at (505) 695-2211


What do I find so interesting about photographing things like concrete, tree bark or scratched metal? Texture.  Plain and simple...I love texture!  Layering these types of images over traditional photographs creates depth and emotion, which brings them to life and tells their story in a more meaningful way.

I refer to my work as Photographic Art because it reaches beyond traditional photography and allows me more creativity to convey a true 'beingness' that the lens alone doesn't often capture.  Through these images, I hope to remind the viewer that we are part of a wonderful world full of magnificence.

For the past ten years I have made my career working with animals.  However, more recently my interests have shifted towards photography, which has been important to me for as long as I can remember.  My father was a photography enthusiast when I was growing up, so I've been toting a camera around since I was in kindergarten.

My photography had always been for my own enjoyment until a few years ago when, thanks to the encouragement of family and friends, I started showing and selling my work publicly.  I am an active member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, the Pojoaque River Art Tour, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and participate in various local shows.