Wes & Debra Lindberg
Wes Lindberg ~ Digital Media Artist
“My personal passion has always been to excite and inspire through the arts”
Being a Digital Media Artist has accelerated my creative process as I discover new forms of self expression through the transition from hand mixed emulsions to digital film and photography projects.
“Infrared photography, film and digital, continues to intrigue me with its ethereal qualities of light.”
Gainesville Florida has been my home since 1974. After 22 years touring as a Professional Art Photographer I returned to college to complete a computer programming degree and explore digital media. Starting in 1999, I was invited to teach at Santa Fe College, shortly thereafter I was hired full time. The courses I first taught were Digital Animation, Computer Programming and Intro to College Computing. From there my Digital Media career branched into digital video production teaching Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, After Effects and many other digital courses.
In years past my specialty was gum bichromate photography printed on hand made paper. I am now focused on hand pulled four color prints created with large scale digital negatives maximised with adjustment curves to produce one of a kind fine art prints.
History: On May 4, 2002 I married my sweetheart and dearest friend Debra and we now live in a beautiful little house in Gainesville Florida that was built in 1929. We maintain a wonderful garden estate with many plants, flowers and trees, certified as a Wildlife Habitat. We also have three ponds in the yard with fish, frogs, turtles and the occasional blue heron. The frogs often sit upon the rocks in the waterfall and wait for dinner.
Debra J. Lindberg ~ Encaustic Collage Artist
Artistic inspiration came at an early age as Debra was often found exploring the streams and woods with her grandfather. Her first artistic work "Love Is" was a poster-sized John Lennon collage created in high school. In the late 70's Debra explored Sumi-e painting, taking classes and producing a number of art pieces. By 1980 she was creating needlelace dragonfly art jewelry pins and 3-D framed needlelace art. More recently, with a renewed interest in painting, Debra explored oil painting with exciting results. The longer drying times of oils created an issue so acrylics were next on her artistic journey. In 2007, with the desire to create more depth in her acrylic collages, Deb found the perfect medium, encaustic painting, which involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. While researching and exploring all things encaustic, Debra completed a weekend encaustic workshop in Savannah, Georgia, propelling her into a present day artistic success. With lifelong inspirations and influences such as her gardening and photography Debra's current work incorporates a traditional wax medium and paint process with the inclusion of collage.
"As a collage artist I find that encaustic provides the perfect ethereal beauty and depth in the work that I love to create"
Debra's encaustics frequently include many other elements such as oil paints, pastels, various hand-printed papers, photo prints and transfers, carbon transfers, leaves, flowers and just about anything else that makes the piece work!