“In 1990 we rode motorcycles to the 50th Sturgis Rally. Along the way we stopped at the Buffalo Bill Cody Center to view their wonderful museum. In amongst the art was a painting by Frank Tenny Johnson called ‘Snow on Jim Mountain.’
“‘Look, it’s Mt. Shasta!’ I said to my husband, but the docent replied, ‘No. It’s a mountain in Montana.’ So I started my digital photography quest to take a picture of Mt. Shasta in just the same season as Jim Mountain, and eventually I did. I can’t reproduce the Jim Mountain painting, but my photograph, ‘Not Jim Mountain,’ is Mt. Shasta in the same state of summer dress. Later I took standard and digital photography classes and standard and digital developing classes to hone my skills. My mentors are John Jackson, Jane English, my parents Clayton and Lorraine Correa and David Cattuzzo.
“Ansel Adams said ‘The only thing you need to take good pictures is a camera.’ I have mine with me all the time. I live in a beautiful area. A beautiful area is a state of mind.”
Meet Wanda at the reception for the artist, this Saturday, Sept. 10, 6 to 9 p.m., during Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop, at the Peddler’s Mall – 1438 Eureka Way, Redding.
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Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email Adam at email@example.com.
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