Renderosity would like to welcome you back to our latest monthly feature highlighting artists that have had a profound impact within our Gallery Section.
In an effort to acquaint our members with other members in our Community, Renderosity is featuring a member from our Gallery Area every month. Each Member of the Month has given us a few important details about themselves and their art which others may not be aware of. This also will give others a chance to explore a new genre of art and hopefully tie our Community closer.
July's Member of The Month is: MrsRatbag
MrsRatbag has been a Renderosity Member since 2008 and prefers to work with photography.
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Learn more about MrsRatbag
(Renderosity) What is your background?
(MrsRatbag) I began my artistic career in high school as a painter in oils and acrylics. Photography never really occurred to me (despite my frustration with painting) until I was laid off from my job at the end of 2007. I purchased a small point and shoot and began exploring the Seattle area photographically.
(Renderosity) What is your main tool of choice?
(MrsRatbag) I currently shoot on a Canon 40D with an assortment of lenses. Of course I’d like the big huge one you see being used by National Geographic wildlife photographers, but I think that’s going to have to wait until I win the lottery!
(Renderosity) What subject do you most identify with?
(MrsRatbag) I’d have to say animals and nature; I have an excellent relationship with the tigers and cougars at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington, and am fortunate to live near the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and Washington Park Arboretum, all of which are superb for what I love to shoot.
(Renderosity) What or who inspires you?
(MrsRatbag) I’m always blown away by photos I see online of faraway places and beautiful natural sights. Nature is an incredible inspiration!
(Renderosity) What vendor do you give the most credit to?
(MrsRatbag) I don’t use any vendors.
(Renderosity) What is your favorite product in the Marketplace?
(MrsRatbag) I haven’t used any products.
(Renderosity) Who is your favorite artist?
(MrsRatbag) I haven’t got a favourite, but I’ve always loved Maxfield Parrish and many of the romantic painters of the distant past.
(Renderosity) Any tips you would like to share with the Community?
(MrsRatbag) Keep your eyes open, always; and always look for the beauty in everything. It’s there, you just have to see it.
(Renderosity) What is your favorite section on Renderosity's website?
(MrsRatbag) Of course it would have to be the galleries. I love seeing other people’s work, and not just in the area of photography. I’m inspired and moved by fractal art and 2D work too, any creation where it’s obvious someone really feels strongly about what they’re doing.
(Renderosity) What would you like to see improved on the Renderosity site if any?
(MrsRatbag) You know, I’d like it to be easier to find particular shots in my own gallery; it has reached a formidable size, and without a search function within the gallery it can be daunting when I want to locate something.