Matboard and More would like to thank all of the contestants in this years photo contest! It was very difficult for our team to come to a consensus on the top three as we were extremely impressed by all of the submissions.
Coming at number 3 is a Monika Kralicek. Monika is a self-taught artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. She paints with acrylic and inks on traditional surfaces such as canvas and paper.
The second place submission comes from Olga. The artist in this is her daughter who is extremely talented! I love the photo as much as the matting and art work, great presentation.
Number one goes to Janice Peterson! Here is what she has to say about her submission : “All of my artwork begins with my camera. The photographs are the foundation and inspiration for all my paintings and drawings. I always carry it with me so over the years I’ve accumulated thousands of photographs. I’d love to paint them all but only have one life time so I created a technique that allows me to share my perspective through my photographs and share my style of painting blended all in one piece of art. I call this technique “photo breach” where I would pull aspects of images in the photographs onto the mat that frames the photo. By using acrylics I paint directly on the mat turning the mat into my canvas. This technique literally makes the photo breach the boundaries of its frame creating unique qualities. I really like using Matboard & More because I can order unusual sizes, your products are great and your care in what you do is unmistakable.”