|Laurie Near in her Belleville, Ontario studio|
One of the joys of art reproduction is the opportunity to spend significant time with a work of art. Photographing a painting, adjusting the image on the computer, and making test prints, cannot help but change one's relationship to the art. Paintings can obviously have an impact the first time they are viewed; with some images that impact continues to grow as one works with the image. This is a rewarding experience when it occurs.
I have been working with Laurie for four years and have never failed to be moved by her work. I enjoy the moods, the states of mind, these paintings invoke. I look forward to the next collection of paintings.