Previously Featured Artists
February-July 2018, Nathaniel DeBoer was our first featured artist. Nathaniel was born and raised in Rochester, MN. From a young age his formal training with music and interest with film gave him an outlet to hone his abilities in the creative arts. He earned multiple college degrees in music and business. Nate pursued an emphasis in visual arts and music to create multi-media productions. He played an essential role in the nation’s first Symphonic Vision orchestral performances under the direction of Kevin Dobbe in 2013. DeBoer’s film projects have received numerous awards and recognition from multiple festivals. He has released five studio albums and operates a small A/V production studio since 2011.
“The goal of my work is to instill this same inspired connected tranquility in the viewer. I want each photo to motivate others to experience the moment, enjoy its peace, and to be encouraged to find time to connect with God, nature, and witness it’s tranquility first hand.”
From July until September 2018 our gallery featured the art of Kirsten Kowalski. Kirsten Kowalski graduated from Samford University in 1993 with a degree in Photojournalism. Her dream was to travel the world photographing and writing about far away places. After marrying her husband and deciding to raise a family, Kirsten restructured her dream to stay closer to home and focused instead on photographing the beauty right at home. Kirsten owned and operated a successful portrait studio in Alpharetta, Georgia for ten years where she focused on photography of women and high school senior portraits.
In 2014 Kirsten and her family relocated to Vero Beach, Florida where she continued her portrait photography business. After moving to the barrier island, Kirsten found herself spending a large portion of each day at the beach and she fell in love with the beauty of the ocean and sky, particularly during sunrise and sunset hours. The transition to photographing landscapes and seascapes happened naturally. Kirsten joined Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery in 2017 where she currently shows her art work.
STYLE: Kirsten’s style as a landscape photographer is soft and natural, while showcasing nature’s incredible brilliance. She uses various settings and techniques, such as long exposure and panning to create movement and find hidden light and colors. Her love of the ocean is apparent in her work and living in Vero Beach offers her daily opportunities to capture the magic of the area. While she travels frequently and offers her clients images from places as far away as Greece and Africa, the majority of Kirsten’s portfolio is from right here in Vero Beach.
TECHNIQUE: Kirsten shoots in RAW format using her Nikon D800 or Nikon D3 and a wide variety of lenses. She develops her images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, using skills she mastered as a film photographer working in a darkroom along with knowledge gained by attending workshops and seminars. Kirsten offers prints of her work in a variety of sizes, printed on metal, canvas, glass and fine art photographic papers.