“Creative Focus,” an exhibit of Melinda Moore’s work, runs through June 15 at the Elsa Kimbell Environmental and Research Center, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound.
Viewing art in all its forms has been a major influence on Melinda Moore’s work, but, by far, exposure to nature trumps all.
“My creative expression begins through the lens, but with access to the digital world and knowledge of new techniques of texturing and blending photos, I enjoy experimenting with new alternative methods,” said Moore of Palm Beach Gardens.
With or without added elements of manipulation, unadorned photos are the main building blocks and not all of her images are altered.
“Each image speaks to me, sometimes becoming a montage or part of a larger collage or photo-painting.”
“Creative Focus” has grown into a fifty-piece body of work that features birds, animals and landscapes that she sees here in South Florida, plus creatures that she observes in aviaries, preserves and zoos.
“By capturing creatures communicating with each other or having eye contact with the viewer, I hope to raise awareness and instill a spiritual feeling of connectedness to the natural world,” she said.
A portion of the gallery proceeds will benefit The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. All images can be shipped. They are available in different sizes and printed on various mediums. Contact Moore at Melepix@yahoo.com or call 561 301-9227.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is at 16450 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Hours at the center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.