A photographer since the age of 8 when I received my first camera as a gift from my grandmother, I learned the art of photography by studying such current great artists as George Lepp, Dewitt Jones and Art Wolfe. My inspiration is God's beautiful creation, and I attempt to record it faithfully, shooting landscapes, flowers, animals, and anything that captures my fancy. I shot film until 2012 when I purchased my first pro digital camera. Now I do both, and do all of the creation in the camera before the snap. If the image isn't good enough to print as taken, it is discarded instead of being 'improved' through Photoshop. I have my own darkroom and love making my own prints from negatives. One of my favorite techniques is to hand paint B&W photos with oils or watercolor.
My mission is to go to any part of the world (sometimes quite difficult to reach) and photograph the beauty found there so that those who cannot travel there can see what I saw. To fulfill that mission, I travel a lot in and out of the country, 'faithfully recording the world to the glory of its Creator.'
Kathy McClure joined Fine Art America on February 9th, 2007.