|Biography from a third party submitted on 02/14/2008:|
|Anita Winstanley-Roark studied at the University of Arizona and
completed her BFA in art history and photography at the University of
South Florida and then continued her studies at the University of New
Mexico. In her early career, she trained under such noted
photographers as Arron Siskin, Harry Callahan, Harold Jones and Todd
Winstanley-Roark has exhibited in numerous galleries
and photographic shows. Her fine art photographs consist of still
lifes, landscapes and nudes with a "classical feel" and have won her
numerous awards including 1st place, Gulf Shore Magazine photo
Her photographs have been published in many magazines including Gulf
Shore Magazine, Cape Cod Times, Central Florida, Scene Magazine, Cape
Cod Driftlines, The Naturalist, The Brewster Guide, The Hyannis Guide,
The Cape Cod Guide and other periodicals. Cape Art Review, A-Plus Magazine and the Cape Cod Times have both done featured articles on Ms. Winstanley-Roark and her photographic art. American Art Review included her work as the only photographer in a recent article entitle "Twenty Leading Ladies of Art".
Cape Cod Times media reviewers said her photographs of the nude were
"powerful" and "the glowing skin colors" create a "highly sensuous"
mood. "Here, nature and the female body often meet to create powerful,
riveting images that seem to reach across time."
Winstanley-Roark has exhibited in numerous shows including the Museum
of Natural History, Cape Museum of Fine Arts, "Cummaquid Fine Arts
Figure Show", C3TV's "Cape Cod Photographer's Show" and as an
invitational artist at the "Women Creating - A Celebration of Cape Cod
Women" with her photograph "Sitting With Minerva" selected as the
centerpiece for this exhibition catalog.
In 1995, Ms.
Winstanley-Roark and her husband, Robert K. Roark, opened their own
gallery in Brewster, MA. In 2002, with a growing demand for more
room, and with a desire to add new artists to the roster, they
relocated the gallery to Dennis, MA, to a larger and beautifully
restored old Sea Captain's home.
Of her work, the photographer says: "My photographic ink prints are explorations of light and form. I
prefer to use natural light to paint photographic images that explore
our relationship with nature.
In my figurative works I do this
by focusing on using light to contrast the textures and repetitive
shapes found in nature and the natural shape of my models. In these
images I work to create moving figurative statements with a sense of
energy that empowers the female form and displays its connection to
In my landscape images I go out to capture, in direct
images, the voluptuous quality of light and shapes that is all around
us but so easily taken for granted. I love to stop and reflect upon
the beauty of this world and our place in it, and to share this beauty
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