Camera club hosts fine arts photographer

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The Granby Camera club is hosting Photographer/Artist Mark Battista at its Oct. 7 meeting. His presentation will cover Still Life Photography and Compositional Concepts. The meeting is held at the Granby Senior center at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged.

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. He 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 intricate detail and the   creative interplay of light and shadow. 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 his 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.