Kimarie Chartier here- 43. I live in Canyon Country /Newhall area , Southern California. I have always been an artist . I started drawing at age two. My Mother said when I was a child I always had something to draw with in hand and I would cry when the paper ran out (LOL) ..I went to art school for a short while and have taught art to elementry school kids. I have done many oil paintings , pastels and watercolors , but recently , have been intrigued with digital photography and computer photo art in paint shop pro. now, I mainly work in Paint shop pro 7 and 11. I now also just beginning to work in ADobe photoshop cs2 ! I also am a full time Mom with three girls ( who are all over my gallery) Annie 16, Janel 13, and Christina 10. Between my parenting, photoshoots, Renderosity and playing in paint shop/ photoshop I keep very busy ! I also have a sweet, loving cocker spaniel named Candi who is very needy of much love and attention lol She goes with me on photoshoots-oh- 'cept when I am shooting birds haha cause she is a bird hunter by nature!!
I LOVE any kind of art .like to draw and paint with basically anything I can get my hands on (LOL)!
I have fallen in love with photography
opening up light and dark and seeing the limitless possiblities! But I do still love to paint too!! Works like Nightfears , came from nothing but my immagination -drawing/ painting with only a mouse paint and smudge tools from a blank page in paintshop 7. I started out with a Nikon 7900 pocket cam and am at the moment working in photography..now also have two other canon pocket cams a sl900
and sx 100is - mainly all my work in my gallery is done with my little pocket cams - they go with me everywhere and is an an extention of my right hand!! I have a canon rebel as well but it isnt working all that great so manly using the pocket cams for now . Learning..growing and sharing on here is the best!! I don't know what I would do without this site it has helped me learn so much..( this site motivates me so much ) I love it here ! yeah so I got the photography bug ..and I also love to do photo art...!! I, every now and then I will do a painting or a smudging as I call it.( you can see most of my smudge painting works hand done with a mouse on the first two pages of my gallery!!)
Here is the link to an older webpage of mine ( need to seriously get it updated )... ! http://www.kimarie.xoom-arts.com