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Tougher Than They Look Photograph

Catharine Deever

United States


Size: 16 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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About The Artwork

There are many talented artists in my family. My brother, Bob Deever, SMSgt (ret), USAF, took this one in San Antonio. After I received his photo, it was cropped and toned for a foundation that would allow many versions of it to be created from it. Naturally, the original was saved in case I decided to crop and tone a different way for an altogether different approach. Upon determining a base look, I then experiment with 20 to 60 versions of it - changing colors, applying filters, embedding additional images, digitally painting them and transforming them from a recognizable photograph into this altogether new work. However, as soon as I saw it, I knew it could only be presented in black and white. "Tougher Than They Look" has been recognized in multiple black and white art competitions - originally created to lift the spirits of someone close to us who had suffered life-changing injuries in a serious accident. Foundation photo by Bob Deever

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Photography:Digital on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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Catharine A. Deever formalized her life-long involvement in the visual arts when she launched her company “River Dee Designs”, January 2018, with the filing for her trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Born to a protestant church minister and an elementary school teacher, Catharine benefitted from meeting and learning from experts around the world, those who excelled in a wide variety of professions. At the age of 16, Catharine left her home in the US to study for a year as an exchange student in Germany. It was in Germany that she gained appreciation of photography – and began studying it. Returning to America to graduate with a BA degree in foreign languages and a Masters degree in Communication Arts, Catharine received more formalized instruction in Theatre (set design, lighting and costume construction) - along with oratory / forensic communications and debate. After graduation, she became a teacher. Her career evolved with community projects into: * corporate training * government administration * non-profit management and advocacy * directing, filming and editing training films Now, a digital artist and owner of River Dee Designs, Catharine creates new images from foundation photographs that she has taken personally – or from photographs taken by the very talented photographers in her own family. Catharine’s varied artworks have been heavily influenced by the diversity of the cultures in which she’s worked and lived . . . and her drive, molded by a community-caring family, is solely focused on benefitting the people her artwork serves.

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