Photography

Award Winners

Artist Statement

I am inspired by the poetry of creative music, my colorful garden, my red feeder’s flitting hummingbirds, and textured architecture. I am inspired taking breaths of air looking over my patio from my blue Edwardian sofa and looking out over a valley of autumn-leaved trees from a hilltop. In the inspirations of daily life and rare jaunts farther afield, despite ill health and energy, I capture life to relax, remember, and reenvision.

 

Blessed with an artist's heart and mind, I take my pictures, keeping and sharing, hoping you see my life and art for the opportunity to reach for things thought beyond your grasp to do or be, whether limited by others’ discouragement, poor health, marginal finances, unemployment, or world-changing pandemic. You, too, may be expert if you desire. Be inspired to stay a moment, take a breath, and appreciate the wonders around you, whatever the circumstance or medium.

 

I take photographs on a non-professional camera or my iPhone not just because I literally am a starving artist but because too much gear or too much perfectionism may hinder my movement and miss the rare moments when an unending monotonous valley of summer green is lit up by sun and shadowed by cloud to show hills and hillocks and reflect green variance and blue water. I use lighter gear so I may easily lie on the ground or crouch below a building to see the creativity in the art of life.

 

Photography is God’s gift of respite from a frantic world and restless thoughts. Being an artist is to be entrusted to express reality and imagination in ways that captivate, inspire, or inform to enrich lives.

Artist Craft

I earned my MA summa cum laude in Professional and Technical Writing with a Creative Nonfiction emphasis in December 2020. My education included valuable lessons in multimedia developer for document design, website development, and Creative Cloud Suite that feed my passion for photography. I seek elusive great Captures to illustrate documents and web design and promote art itself.

 

As a child, I began in photography with a 110mm camera. Without art education or photographer training, my experience grew with time and freedom from expectation. Only an expensive hobby then, digital cameras gave me freedom in artistic perspective and imagination. I don’t mind amusing bystanders, crouching on sidewalks for architectural angles or lying on the ground for diminutive clover.

 

Despite my lifelong interest in capturing life, I only turned my passion professional in 2019 with competitions and exhibits and honing digital artistry and creative instinct. I share my perspectives in social media, publications, and exhibits, such as in Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery; Buffalo River Art Gallery; and Little Rock, Arkansas’ The Rep Artworks.

 

In June, Fusion Art honored me with a solo spotlight exhibit, and I have awards from competitions through Black Box Gallery; Fusion Art; Light, Space and Time; Art-Competition; Contemporary Art Gallery Online; J. Mane Gallery; Monovisions; and Contemporary Art Room Gallery Online. I continue to receive acceptances to publish both writing and photography.

The Rep Artworks

5 x 5 Fundraiser

Artist Archive Website

Tres Aspect Artwork link opening artworkarchive.com/profile/yhopeosborn
Publications
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Exhibits
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Y-Hope-Osborn-artist spotlight solo art Exhibition-Postcard

Arkansas Arts Council

Arkansas Artist Registry

Downtown Little Rock

Alley Art Project

Prism - 1090

Over and Away - 1091

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International Art Competition Gallery Exhibits

Best in Show--Colors

Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Fusion 2nd Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Exhibition 5th Place Color Choreography
Fusion 2nd Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Exhibition 5th Place Color Choreography

444 total entries

Light Space & Time 2nd Primary Colors 2020 Art Exhibition 8th Place Trapezoid Tower
Light Space & Time 2nd Primary Colors 2020 Art Exhibition 8th Place Trapezoid Tower

744 total entries

Light Space Time Open Art Exhibition 2019 Honorable Mention Top 20 Verge.j

782 total entries

Light Space Time Open Art Exhibition 2019 Honorable Mention Spiraling.
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1,004 total entries

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Light Space Time Honorable Mention 10 Annual Cityscapes - Verge

522 total entries

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Fusion 4th Annual Colors Honorable Mention By Gones Here By

497 total entries

CAGO 7th Botanical Flower Child Social Choice Award
CAGO Open 2019 Art Competiton Cloud Complexity Gallery Choice.jp
CAGO Cityscapes 2020 Art Exhibition Verge 3rd PlaceVerge 3rd.jpg
Fusion 2nd Seasons Quarterly Art Exhibition Postcard.jpg
Fusion 2nd Seasons Quarterly Art Exhibition Christmas Glow.jp
Art Room Gallery Seasons 2020 Special Merit Autumn at the Capitol and Reminiscence
Art Room Gallery Skies 2019 Special Merit Storm Clouds and Cloud Complexity

462 total entries

Monovisions_Perspective Series 2019 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Perspectival
Monovisions_Perspective Series 2019 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Perspectival

1189 total entries

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559 total entries

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5th Annual Leaves & Petals Hon. Mention
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200  total entries

601 total entries

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Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Exhibit Competitions*

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All won online gallery exhibit and gallery book inclusion. Top 3 also exhibited in physical gallery.

Black Box Black and White 2019--online.j

550 total entries

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550 total entries

Pages from Black Box Taking Pictures 202

Color Photography: 2020 Exhibit and Gallery Book Forthcoming (700 entries)

Black Box Landscape and Architecture 2--
Black Box_Photo Shoot--2020 Image Cover.

500 total entries

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