My name is Jacqui Forster, I am a digital artist living and working in the small seaside town of Swanage which is situated on the south coast of the United Kingdom. I am also known as the artist viennablue here on Red Bubble where I have been posting my fractal work for many a long year.
Amar-Images is the trade name I use.
I have started using photography and textures in my work to create beautiful images, mainly floral. My inspiration comes from collecting old postcards, in particular by a water colour artist by the name of Catharina Klein. I could never paint like her, but using the camera and digital textures I aim to create beautiful images with the flowers I grow in my house and in my garden. Another inspiration for me is a living artist, Leslie Nichol, an American artist living in France. She creates wonderful textures and overlays (French Kiss Textures) which I use in my work. With her guidance I am also learning to create my own textures and overlays.
I work part time as a researcher at our local museum, I have loved history all my life.. David and I are the shop managers for the museum shop, where we sell all sorts of goodies to do with dinosaurs, the Jurassic Coast, gem stones, fossils and all things to do with Swanage. To see what Swanage is like today and what it was like in years past please follow the link below.