The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do not take submissions.

Today’s featured artist:  Judy Doherty

Judy Doherty’s work as a photographer and fine artist explores natural and man-made processes that quickly and slowly change the environment. She creates photographs, water-based paintings, mixed media prints, and collages. By exploring the concepts of landscape and time, Doherty’s creations establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions for our current and future existence.

Outsourced is a project that began while photographing the beautiful historical buildings on Mare Island in California. The Mare Island Naval Shipyard was an important Pacific Ocean access shipyard. The beautiful colors and textures felt very melancholy when coupled with the history and dead silence of abandonment. The earthquake damage on brick adds an extra element of interest and texture.

To see more of this project, click here


APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s.  After establishing the art-buying department at The Martin Agency, then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies, she decided to be a consultant in 1999. She has a Twitter feed with helpful marketing information because she believes that marketing should be driven by brand and not by specialty.  Follow her at @SuzanneSeaseInstagram

Success is more than a matter of your talent. It’s also a matter of doing a better job presenting it.  And that is what I do with decades of agency and in-house experience.

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