Granby Camera Club to host still life artist photographer at March 4 meeting

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The Granby Camera club is hosting photographer/artist Mark Battista at its March 4 meeting. Battista’s presentation will be Still Life Photography and Compositional Concepts. The meeting will be held at the Granby Senior center at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged.

Mark Battista is a freelance artist and fine art photographer who has worked as an illustrator, fine artist and art educator for over 30 years. He has won major awards and is currently represented by The Branford Art Center and Gallery in Branford. Battista has exhibited and been represented by numerous nationally known art galleries and art organizations

Battista works in oils, watercolor and charcoal. His portraits, skillfully developed and rendered through years of study, capture the inner quality of the subject. His realistic sharp focus still lifes capture the intricate detail, creative interplay of light and shadow and as James Weiss, art editor for the New Haven Register commented, “Battista’s most technically accomplished paintings create a tranquility not always achieved in other works in the show.”

While Battista’s portraits and still lifes in oil are highly detailed, exploring the archeology of layers, his watercolors express a much looser, fluid approach that explores gesture, light and color.

Battista’s photography has been influenced by his paintings and he enjoys creating a visual dialogue between the two disciplines. His painting both influences and is influenced by his study of photography.