After working traditional photography, Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay find new ways to express their creativity in ‘A New Vision,’ a print exhibition that starts today at Ellen’s Creek Gallery
Wayne Barrett, Anne MacKay team up in new exhibition, which opens today in Charlottetown.
Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay have spent a lifetime photographing nature.
Their beautiful landscapes have been featured in dozens of coffee table books, publications, tourism ads and calendars across Canada and the United States.
In fact, the precise science of their exposure settings has captured extraordinary P.E.I. sunrises and sunsets, majestic whales breaching out of the water in Nova Scotia, awe-inspiring Torngat Mountains pushing up the land in Newfoundland and Labrador and much more.
But, now they are changing their focus.
Instead of shooting new images, they have teamed up to bring out the best in each other’s fine art prints. Using a computer, the couple produces prints that exude rich colour, detail depth, texture and emotion. Each work is one of a limited edition giclée (inkjet) print.
“I have been searching for creative ways to expand our creativity beyond the limitations of conventional photography,” says Barrett, who has found his answer in various computer programs that have helped him and MacKay to
Anne MacKay and Wayne Barrett show “Homeward Bound”. It’s one of the prints in “A New Vision,” a new exhibition that starts today at Ellen’s Creek Gallery, Charlottetown. In this image by Barrett, the rich colour of the country road pulls the traveller home as the storm clouds disperse. “Harrowing Designs” is a print by Anne MacKay and Wayne Barrett. A photo taken by MacKay inspires it. “Sand Ripples in Rustico” is an image created by Anne MacKay and Wayne Barrett. An early photograph taken by MacKay inspired it. “Bringing the Cows Home” is a print created by Anne MacKay and Wayne Barrett. A photograph taken by Barrett inspired it. “Sand Ripples in Rustico” is an image created by Anne MacKay and Wayne Barrett. An early photograph taken by MacKay inspired it.