ArtTalk – Photographing Your Art with Jane Ramsey and Donna Lovely
Photographing Your Art
There’s no escaping the online submission process for artists. Even though the Phillips’ Mill Art Show is one of the last in the country to jury in person, we went online during the pandemic, a process we will continue this year, and possibly beyond. No matter the process, artists always need high-quality photographs for their submissions and personal archives. As a service to artists, we invited artist Jane Ramsey and photographer Donna Lovely to share their best tips for photographing art.
JANE RAMSEY*, Artist
Jane has participated in many juried plein air events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has also worked in the advertising field for more than 35 years, and is currently a freelance art director and illustrator, which allows her more time to create fine art. Jane is president of the New Hope Art League and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. She also serves as vice president of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County.
Her home/studio is a small cottage on a preserved farm in upper Bucks County.
DONNA LOVELY, Photographer
Donna Lovely is a fine art and freelance photographer with the eye of a painter. She fell in love with photography while at Tufts University, and furthered her photography education at Richmond College in London, S.U.N.Y. Purchase and Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida. Her award-winning photographs are widely published and exhibited in both the United States and Europe, and her work is in numerous collections, including the prestigious permanent collections of the Orlando Museum of Art and Tampa Museum of Art. She has been part of over 120 group and juried exhibitions and 38 one-woman shows.
*Jane Ramsey will be joined by artist Gene Underwood, a member of the Phillips' Mill Art Committee, to address the challenges of "Writing the Artist Statement" in a collaborative program with the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County in November. Watch for details on our website this fall.
Laura hosted her own syndicated show in Virginia before joining WAMU in Washington, D.C., where she also contributed to NPR. Laura became involved in the arts while living in Singapore, where she worked as a docent and developed an interest in textiles. Today, Laura is a weaver and chair of the Phillips’ Mill Art Show committee.