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Vicki Lea Eggen
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“Vicki Lea works with her photographs, but I would not call her simply a photographer. A "digital painter" would be a better term to describe what she does with her photographs to create majestic, magical scenes on canvas. Vicki Lea usually has her camera ready wherever she goes, and she takes many trips to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and England (to name a few) to gather thousands of reference photos to create a world of beauty. But taking the photos is only the beginning of her creative process. Her final product, the meticulously composed scenes she prints on canvas, comes from her imagination and are almost too ideal to believe... Seeing- IS believing”. Taken from an article written by Jim Lawrence
I have always looked at the world through a creative lens. From a very young girl, I have been drawn to capture the pieces of life that move me so deeply; with my music, poetry, drawing, and painting.
Discovering the world of Photoshop, I have found a place where I can combine my "tools" of expression, drawing out the emotion of the beauty that I find so compelling. Many times- my photographs capture the vision and the feeling that moves me to take the picture. Yet often- I take things out of the picture, that don’t “belong” in my vision. I also tend to add things that the picture invites, from my countless folders of photographs that I have taken; Of trees, flowers, rivers, sky, clouds, forests etc. Often, I start with a blank file- using pieces of my photographs as my paintbrush, to "paint" the pictures I create.
I have five books for sale, all hardcover, all in color.
1. “Castles and Medieval Places” 11x9, 83 pages;
A collection of Castles, and other medieval sites from Wales, Scotland, England, Cornwall, and Ireland.
2. “Cottages, Flowers, and the Olde Country” 11x9, 56 pages;
A collection of cottages, farm animals, and flowers from Ireland, Cornwall, Scotland, and England.
3. “Path to the Heart” 11x15, 111 pages;
Lay flat coffee table book, covering a large spectrum of my work.
4. “Passage of Time” 11x9, 50 pages;
A colorful book with multiple images on each page covering a collection of my earlier work.
5. “A Soul’s Journey” 12x12 heavy duty lay flat book, 72 thick glossy pages;
A book I created originally to be a portfolio- covering a broad spectrum of my work.
I also have videos of my work set to music I wrote and performed. I have included my youtube channel below. For custom work or any questions you may have- please feel free to email me.