Y. Hope Osborn is the Photography & Digital Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of January 2022. Hope is an award-winning photographer based in Arkansas, USA.
Hope's Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of January 2022. The gallery will promote Hope and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 7,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Hope's Artist Biography as she describes her history and inspiration in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her exhibition.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Hope's work, please visit her website.
Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Hope’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.
Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Hope and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Y. Hope Osborn has been a writer and artist since elementary school. She amazed her teachers with her writing, decorated her room, and crafted. Her journey in photography began as a child with a 110mm camera. Hope built on a lifelong talent, earning a MA in Professional and Technical Writing in 2020. Her education included valuable lessons in document and website design, using software, and adding art to assignments.
Through all these mediums she experimented with color, composition, and communication. Hope has made her life experience work for her. She believes if you are an artist, something in your life proves it, regardless of medium.
Hope is a freelance professional author and artist, residing in Little Rock, AR. She publishes stories on mushrooms to educate and entertain and writes about personal traumas to encourage and empathize. She photographs black and whites with the impact of a sonic boom and digitally abstracts color photographs for worlds you and I make of them. Her written and artistic works are published, exhibited, and awarded, but for her, being a great author and artist is to be entrusted to express reality and imagination that captivates, inspires, or informs while enriching lives.
Despite disabling health, she is tenacious about living fully and productively, growing a year-around, flowering patio garden; loving on rowdy cat Isobel; enjoying the comfort, camaraderie, spirit of her church family; and trying to hold fast to a God who continually holds fast to her. Among these she blooms in seeking elusive great Captures.
Hope always loved kaleidoscopes—the way they, like her palette of colors and textures of a garden through seasons, change with movement. Echoing life in the pandemic, Kaleidoscope Captures is limited to photos of things in her home and garden. Plus, all 16 of Kaleidoscope Captures includes a photo of a white orchid flower to intrigue and enrich them with a creamy white contrast. All her abstracts in fact are limited to digitally abstracting photographs she takes with her camera, using software of varying types to re-imagine images in the natural colors of her world.
Hope grasps, mixes, and twists to sate her hunger for rich variety and the freedom of abstracts. Creating art is her retreat from the wear and tear of a traumatic childhood. She didn’t know how to play then so she learns to play now, creating from endless possibilities and rivaling the most valuable kaleidoscopes.
She doesn’t know where the abstracts’ cross purpose to realism is taking her, but she is enjoying the journey. She is an explorer in the terrain of a child’s strewn toys, mediating the intersections of photography, digital media, and, sometimes, painting, hers and others, in ever-expanding ways of understanding and evolving art.
She pushes boundaries to inspire others to fearlessly tell their story or find their creative outlet. She creates, hoping you see her life and art as an invitation to see new possibilities of diversely engaging each other beyond discouraging words, poor health, marginal finances, or loss of life. She would have you take a breath, stay a moment, and tell her your story. Find refuge in her art and feel the kaleidoscope of impact, inspiration, rest, energy, play, delight, comfort every time you find your place in it in the frame of your daily life.
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