One of my passions in life is photography. I have always had a camera in my hand and I love to capture special moments and beautiful things.
I also enjoy using a flatbed scanner to create visually interesting and unusual works. Several years ago, I was seeking a way to capture digital images of my pressed flowers, so I laid them on the flatbed scanner and pushed the scan button. The results were intriguing, but somewhat unsatisfying. This disappointment led me to try scanning fresh-cut flowers instead. I was amazed to see that the results were quite detailed and 3-dimensional. I realized that this could be a form of art, and before I knew it, I was scanning various other plants and some inanimate objects, such as marbles and birch bark. I'm especially fascinated by the results captured when I intentionally move the object(s) across the scan head. Although there are some occasional humdrum results, luckily the creative process is highlighted with delightful moments of serendipity.
It's inspiring to see how other artists have used flatbed scanners to create art. The lure of the possibilities continues to engage me in the arts of both photography and scanography with passion.
Born and raised in Eastern Massachusetts, Lucy Peltier graduated with a BA in Mathematics. After many years of working at a large insurance company in computer support and raising her youngsters, she found herself laid off. With this free time, her life-long interest in photography was revitalized. She has since enjoyed exhibiting her fine art photography and scanography.
Lucy is on the board of her local art league and participates in most of their exhibits. Her fine art scanography and photography has been selected for 3 juried shows, and her work has been exhibited in many group shows in several cities. She has had 3 solo shows.