Cynthia Decker Wins Featured Artist Contest

I am very honored to annouce our first Featured Artist Contest winner: Cynthia Decker. Read more about Cynthia and her artwork in this press release that was sent to the media, today.

Cynthia Decker, Storyworld Large

Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company, sponsors a contest for artists who sell and display work through American Frame’s online Art Gallery. Winners are selected by customer votes on Facebook and receive a cash award and promotion through American Frame. This month’s winner is Cynthia Decker, a digital artist who creates two-dimensional images from three-dimensional digital environments.

Decker’s images do not begin as photographs. Rather, they spring from her imagination and her techniques, while accomplished through the use of computer software, are not unlike traditional artistic methods. She sketches, shades, considers shape, scale, texture and color. Decker describes the sophistical digital design process as “high tech papier-mâché.” Once the three-dimensional image is perfected, the computer converts it to a high-resolution two-dimensional image.  This can take days to render at a resolution high enough for a quality art print.
Decker’s work has appeared in art shows in North Carolina and Tennessee and her work is on display in permanent exhibits in the Woolworth Walk Gallery and Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
Decker’s work is often inspired by stories.  “I loved books as a child. I would escape into reading every chance I got and now reading is one of my favorite ways to unwind.” This influence is evident in her winning image, “Storyworld LARGE.” The piece took Decker about a month to create. It is printed on Lasal Photo Matte paper and framed with a simple profile in a rich stain from American Frame’s Basics collection (frame w1216) with a Bainbridge AlphaMat in Spanish White (8463).

For more information on the Featured Artist Contest, see these articles:

How to Enter our Featured Artist Contest
New Featured Artist Program
#AFchat: Developing a Winning Featured Artist Submission

AubreyK | 10/1/2014 10:32:06 AM | 3 comments
Mike Cromly
Nice work Cynthia!
10/6/2014 9:03:38 AM

Keep up the good work! Congrats!
10/1/2014 2:32:49 PM

Howard Peters
Congrats to Mrs. Decker! What an impressive accomplishment!
10/1/2014 1:52:35 PM

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