About the Artist, Judy Rosati

The art of hand coloring photographs

As a fine arts photographer, one of my main interests is in hand coloring black and white photographs that I print in my darkroom. Many of my photographs were taken during my travels over the last several years. Others depict local subjects such as local landmarks, nature - zoo animals, flowers, city scenes, waterscapes, etc. I use B & W film and some photographs are sepia toned to show warmth before they are hand colored using Marshall Photo Oils, photo tinting pens, and/or Prisma pencils.The hand coloring technique reflects an old art form that was used before color film was invented and has regained its popularity in recent years as a creative expression of the photographer as an artist.My attempts to personalize my interpretation of the subject matter depicted, are evident in the spontaneous use of color, as well as the retention of some of the natural aspects of the original black and white areas. 

In June 2007, I was accepted into the Kentucky Arts Council's Visual Arts at the Market Program, and the Louisville Artists Guild as a juried member.Art Education:BS - Western Kentucky University
MA.Ed - Eastern Kentucky University
Rank I in Arts Education - University of LouisvilleAwardsBest of Show for Realism (Dan Hardesty Award), The Great Artistic Alliance, 2006 - Hand colored Silver Gelatin Print of Venice, Italy.