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jeliza

Location

Seattle, WA, United States

Quick Blurb

Jeliza works with photographic, digital and mixed-media tools, and is a great lover of handmade books and photo narratives.

Interests

science fiction, space opera, drawing, painting, organic gardening, space, astronomy, glitter

Skills and Techniques

photography, photoshop, photoillustration, mixed-media, encaustic, collage, charcoal, ink & brush, reverse painting, painting on glass.

Find me online @:

http://www.jeliza.net/ http://www.alacartealbums.com

Get to Know

Images from space have always fascinated me, and I have begun concentrating on space-inspired reverse paintings (often involving metallics and iridesence, because stars sparkle) mostly on glass cabochons which are then set into pendants, bracelets and rings.

I've been a serious photographer since being given my first SLR in 1989 (a charming Ricoh Pentax 1000 knock-off) when I was 15, and despite pursuing alternate careers in Art History and Computer Science, I always came back to the camera.

For my mixed media, I primarily work with ink, acrylics, encaustics, beeswax, charcoal, sumi ink, paint and gouache.

Most art prints are done in my studio, on an Epson 3880 with the Ultrachrome ink set. For some images, I work with a professional lab to create Kodak Endura, Fuji Crystal Archive or Metal-based photoprints, based on what I feel will work best for the image.